Zenit vs Tver: Russian football fans engage in bloody clash

By Gideon Adonai

Chaos erupted in the streets of the Russian city of Tver on Saturday night after fans from competing football teams started a massive brawl which left at least seven injured.

More than 60 people were part of the fighting which broke out after Zenit St Petersburg’s reserve team tied with FC Tver, the state news agency TASS reported.

Videos said to be from the brawl in central Tver showed injured men lying in the street with blood on their clothes.

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There was also that of a hooded man kicking another man in the head and then punching someone.

Those involved fled the scene when police arrived, according to Russian sports media outlets.

Police are investigating the incident and are especially focused on why Spartak Moscow fans had travelled to Tver even though their team was not playing there.


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