England fan critical after mass Euro 2016 violence

An England fan kicks a tear gas canister from French police in Marseille on June 11, 2016, ahead of the Euro 2016 match between England against RussiaAn England football supporter was fighting for his life Saturday after pitched street battles in the French city of Marseille, bringing new shame on football. French riot police used tear gas and water cannon to try to restore order as English and Russian fans brawled in a series of clashes ahead of their teams’ Euro 2016 opener, leaving at least 19 injured. Bare-chested supporters hurled bistro chairs and bottles in the Vieux-Port area, where the cobbled streets were left littered with broken glass and debris, in a third consecutive day of violence.

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