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Russian fans in brawl, race row

Four stewards needed hospital treatment after being attacked by Russian fans at Wroclaw stadium after the Russia-Czech Republic Euro 2012 clash on Friday, the head of the Polish company in charge of coordinating the tournament said.

sports Updated: Jun 09, 2012 23:59 IST
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Four stewards needed hospital treatment after being attacked by Russian fans at Wroclaw stadium after the Russia-Czech Republic Euro 2012 clash on Friday, the head of the Polish company in charge of coordinating the tournament said. "After the match a fight broke out. A large number of fans in Russia T-shirts attacked security guards then ran away. Four guards were hospitalised but soon released after receiving first aid," Marcin Herra said.

It also emerged that Ethiopian-Czech player Theo Gebre Selassie was subjected to racial abuse by Russia fans, a watchdog group said on Saturday. "Our monitor at the game heard monkey chants directed by some Russian fans at the black Czech player Theodor Gebre Selassie," said Rafal Pankowski of Polish-based organisation Never Again, a body that fights racism.