Vice-Speaker of the State Duma from the LDPR Igor Lebedev praised Russian fans for a fight with British fans after the match of the European Football Championship between Russia and England (1: 1), which was held on Saturday in Marseille.
"I do not see anything terrible in the fight between the fans. On the contrary, crack on, boys!" He wrote on Twitter.
According to him, if the Sport Minister Vitaliy Mutko had been with the fans in the stands, he would also have gone to fight with the British fans.
Lebedev believes that British started the provocation. He also said that French police are the only to blame for what have happened.
"What happened in Marseille and other French cities is not a fans’ guilt, but the inability of police to undertake such actions", he wrote.