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Regions violently reacted to defeat the Russian team

June 27 2008

Russian fans who watched broadcast of the semifinal match of UEFA EURO 2008 in the regions, provoked riots, but has recorded some cases of bullying. On Friday night was a football match of Euro 2008 qualifier between Russia and Spain. The Russians gave the Spaniards with a score of 0:3 and were unable to reach the final.

In Sochi, where is the peak tourist season, the fans, annoyed losing their favorite team, cooled his ardor in the Black Sea, the water temperature is 21 degrees. Supporters, including many tourists, walked the streets of the resort, wrapped in the Russian tricolor and chanted: "We Are Together" and the "Russia!". In Sochi, to find a place in the sport bar, where the broadcast showed a match, it was possible even after the start of the game, and the ticket was worth no more expensive than a normal day on an entertainment program - from 500 to 1000.

In St. Petersburg, the birthplace of the Russian national team striker Andrei Arshavin, the fans match results apprehended peacefully. They were carrying or waving Russian flags, and drove cars with the Russian tricolor. Nobody signals.

In the center of Tomsk, where screens were installed, which aired the football match Russia-Spain, gathered at least 10,000 people. At this time, unlike last game, when the Russian team won 3:1 Holland, no one watered themselves and others with champagne.

Most of Rostov fans after watching a football match against Spain, also quietly went home. But several groups of young men chanting "Russia!" Turned over boxes in the main street of the city Bolshaya Sadovaya. In Stavropol, Lenin Square, outside the October Revolution and in other busy areas of the city is too emotional a group of fans started throwing glass bottles on the asphalt. After about half an hour after the match young people began to smash windows of passing cars. As a result of acts of hooliganism and hit a taxi and private car.

In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky drunken visitors one of the sport bar attempted to rob a camera operator for one of the local TV stations, but in an incident police intervened in time.

In Rostov fans with Russian flags came out on the roadway, forcing oncoming vehicles to slow motion. None of them tried to climb on the car or on public transport, as it was after the victory of Russian team in the match with Holland. Around the city raced cars with the flags of Russia, drivers honking to each other and walk the sidewalks of the fans.

A large concentration of football fans in the central streets of Vladivostok, watched a sport bar, cafe and kinotreatrah live broadcast of a football match Russia - Spain, caused traffic jams on busy thoroughfares of the city. In this morning's time, when thousands of people in their cars, taxis, buses and trams went to work, traffic obstructed cars parked along the edges of the roadway, as well as crowds of fans, RIA News .

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