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An England fan left in a coma after reportedly being beaten with an iron bar by a mob of Russian football hooligans
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According to ITV, England fan Andrew Bache in coma after being hit over the head repeatedly with an iron bar or hammer in Marseille.

51-year-old Andrew Bache suffered a critical brain injury when he was hit several times over the head by a Russian hooligan with what was believed to be an iron bar or hammer.

His friend, Jay Ricketts, set-up the page, and has said that Mr Bache was the victim of an 'unprovoked attack' and had his life saved by French police.

According to Daily Mail, he had suffered a heart attack due to the extreme violence of the attack, as witnesses reported seeing a Russian football fan hitting him up to five times on the head with a metal bar.

Paramedics and French police saved the man's life with CPR after he suffered a heart attack due to the violence.

Mr Bache was with a group of six or seven friends who had gone out to follow England in Euro 2016.

On 11 June 2016, violent clashes erupted in the streets of Marseille before and after a UEFA Euro 2016 Group B match between England and Russia that ended in a 1–1 draw. An English fan was reported fighting for his life in hospital, while dozens of others were injured in the clashes.

In the aftermath of the rioting, both the English and Russian national teams were threatened with disqualification by the competition organiser UEFA if further violence by their supporters continued.

The next day, UEFA began disciplinary proceedings against the Russian Football Union for what it described as 'totally unacceptable' scenes at the game, including racist behaviour and launching of flares. UEFA then released a statement threatening to disqualify both teams should further violence occur.

A total of 6 England frans were arrested and charged over the street violence in a Marseille Court. Two Russian supporters were arrested over a pitch invasion during the England vs. Russia game. The first two England fans tried for throwing bottles at police were given a 3 month jail sentence and a 2 year ban from France each.

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