Russian football fan leader ‘probably’ expelled from France Tuesday: police


Paris (AFP) – Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin is expected to be expelled from France for a second time on Tuesday after he sneaked back into the country to watch his country play, police said.

“Measures have been taken and they are being finalised,” a police source said. It is believed Shprygin returned to France by flying to Barcelona and taking a car to Toulouse in southwest France, but he was arrested during Russia’s defeat to Wales on Monday.

He had been expelled from France with 19 other Russians on Saturday for suspected links to the violence before the England-Russia match in Marseille on June 11.

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