Belfast Telegraph

Euro 2016: England fans clash with police in Marseille

England fans heard chanting 'Isis, where are you?'

England football fans have again clashed with police in the French port town of Marseille.

Supporters who had been drinking for most of the day at the Queen Victoria pub in the Old Port district threw bottles at French riot police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

The officers, who wore full riot gear, were seen marching towards hundreds of England fans who ran away down the street.

The clashes come after a night of violence in the city in southern France, and just hours before the first game between the hosts and Romania in Paris.

One England supporter suffered a head injury in Thursday night's brawl after being hit across the face with a wooden chair, and according to reports, some England fans were heard chanting: "Isis, where are you?"

Bare-chested England fans dodged the gas deployed by police as an afternoon of drinking and singing turned ugly.

Police with helmets, batons and shields grappled troublemakers to the ground amid beer bottles and rubbish strewn across the cobbled streets.

Supporters are in Marseille ahead of England's game with Russia on Saturday.

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