19. From Russia With Love
Euro 2016 saw some incredible soccer moments. But it was also notorious for violence between Russian and English fan groups in Marseille. The city saw many unsavory scenes but things came to a head in a game between the pair. Police said that there were about 150 Russian hooligans present just to cause trouble. One unnamed English fan said that he feared for his life.
It was total panic. There was a Russian in each row and they chased after us,” he told the BBC. “You had no escape route. “We saw guys being punched in the head, we saw women being hit, people with blood on their faces.” This kind of behavior obviously has no place in any sport. It also didn’t help the reputation of Russian soccer fans before the 2018 World Cup in the country.