Paris (AFP) – French police on Monday arrested Russian far-right football fan leader Alexander Shprygin at his country’s Euro 2016 match against Wales just two days after he was expelled from France over fan violence, the interior ministry said.

Shortly before his detention, Shprygin told AFP by telephone from the stadium: “I am at the match with a ticket.

“The French authorities told me I was not deported but just expelled, my Schengen visa has not been cancelled and all the stamps are there. So I can legally be in the European Union.”