Top Russian thug goads English footie fans ahead of Tottenham trip to Moscow

ENGLISH fans' fear factor on the terraces is long gone.


Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Dailystar.co.uk

Top Russian thug goads English footie fans ahead of Tottenham trip to Moscow
CLASH: Around 250 Tottenham fans are believed to travelling to Moscow for the game

A Russian footie thug who started fighting at matches nearly 40 years ago has fired a warning shot ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League match against CSKA Moscow.

The north London club play the Russian side on Tuesday in the first England-Russia clash since the two nations met in Marseille.

A shocking clip has emerged online showing Spartak and CSKA Moscow fans fighting in woodland in what is believed to be a training video.

Both sets of supporters clashed in ugly scenes that marred Euro 2016 and will live long in the memory.

Now with Tottenham on their way to Moscow to play CSKA, Amir Khustuldinov dubbed "the Professor" has hit out at English fans.

Top Russian thug goads English footie fans ahead of Tottenham trip to Moscow
ARREST: Lead fans representative Alexander Shprygin has been detained by cops for fan violence

"At first we idolised the 'English style'," he said. "But that's long gone at least as an icon for fighting.

"It's like your empire – it's vanished, but you carry on acting like you still have it."

The thug, 50, who is celebrated by Russian footie thugs says he has given up fighting with rival fans.

But he added he still keeps fit and is ready to return when he feels up to it.

His comments comes as Russian cops arrested Alexander Shprygin, the head of the Russian fans' association at the Euros.

Top Russian thug goads English footie fans ahead of Tottenham trip to Moscow
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Police sources say he is wanted in connection with a fan brawl at a hockey match involving Spartak and CSKA Moscow fans earlier this year.

"Football hooligans are ordinary people who love violence," Khustuldinov, a Spartak Moscow fan, told The Telegraph.

"When your mates are at your back and the other sides is coming at you and it's 'let's go!'. The world is in your hands.

"Neither sex, nor any drug, comes anywhere close to the adrenalin pouring through you after a fight."



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