Watch as English football fans are involved in more chaotic scenes in Marseille 5 years ago

Watch as English football fans are involved in more chaotic scenes in Marseille

More bad news from the south of France.

With the game against Russia a matter of hours away, riot police used tear gas on English supporters for the third successive day amid more ugly scenes in Marseille.

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Yet again, the city's harbour was the backdrop, as shown by the following footage posted by ITV reporter Emma Murphy.

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Undeterred by the tear gas canisters, some 'fans' can be seen throwing missiles.

Others chose to flee the scene.

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But although such scenes are becoming depressingly familiar, it's important to stress that, yet again, the following scenes are the result of a small number of idiots.

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As much as some sections of the media would have you believe that all England supporters are shirtless, beer-fuelled, violence-seeking yobs with 'English and proud' tattooed on their foreheads, that's simply not the case.

The vast majority of those in the city are good-natured people who are there to watch a football match. This side of things is all too easily forgotten.

Take this bunch for example. There's no animosity here...

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As was brilliantly summed up by journalist Iain Macintosh, unfortunately, some football fans (no matter what nationality) are dicks. There might not be very many of them, but in only takes a handful to cause negative headlines.

Let's hope the idiots involved spend tonight in a police cell, not at the the Stade Velodrome.