European football bosses have warned England and Russia they could be thrown out of Euro 2016 if there is further violence between rival supporters.
UEFA’s warning comes after Russia was charged with crowd disorder and racist behaviour after violent scenes overshadowed Saturday’s game at the Stade Velodrome in Marseilles, which ended 1-1.
England supporters were forced to flee the stands shortly after the end of the match as thugs broke through a line of stewards and started attacking them.
A group of Huddersfield Town fans are out in Marseilles and have seen at first hand the violence on the streets.
One of them Tom Scandling, of Meltham, ended up in the harbour on Friday night sporting what appeared to be a black eye.
A video, posted by pal Dan Hallas, later showed him sat on the bathroom floor, naked but for a pair of briefs, drying his Euro notes with a hairdryer.
Dan tweeted on Saturday: “People will die in Marseille tonight. It’s literally that bad.”
On Sunday he wrote: “Just going to head into Marseille for a quiet pint with all the Town lads,” later posting a picture of four fans with a Town-England flag.
He then tweeted: “72 hours later England fans can finally sit down and have a beer without getting stabbed or gassed. Well earned I reckon!”
Meanwhile, the Government is “deeply disturbed” by the violence which saw police use tear gas as England fans battled Russians and French local hooligans on the streets around Marseille’s Old Port across three days, a spokeswoman said.
UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union on Sunday for alleged crowd disturbances, racist behaviour and the setting off of fireworks by Russia fans during the game.
Watch what England fans had to say about the violence
UEFA also announced it would take steps to strengthen security at match venues after the embarrassing scenes at Olympique Marseille’s ground.
Its executive committee later said the behaviour of both countries’ fans was “unacceptable.”
In a statement it said: “The UEFA Executive Committee has warned both football associations that – irrespective of any decisions taken by the independent disciplinary bodies relating to incidents inside the stadium – it will not hesitate to impose additional sanctions on the Football Association and the Russian Football Union, including the potential disqualification of their respective teams from the tournament, should such violence occur again.”