"They must do everything for comfort of fans." RFU comments on beating of football fans by riot police
In Rostov, the security forces used batons during the Rostov-Spartak match.
A representative of the Russian Football Union (RFU) gave his assessment of the incident, which occurred in Rostov, where football fans were beaten by riot police.
“The club, the police and the RPL (Russian Premier League – Editor's note) participate in organizing the match. They must do everything so that the game takes place in comfortable conditions for the fans. At the same time, clubs are certified for safety, and if they do not meet the criteria, they should not be allowed to compete in the championship,” an RFU official said.
He also added that after all, the reaction of the security forces should be adequate to the situation. Representatives of the Russian Premier League are still investigating what happened.
"Such a situation should not happen again on stadiums," concluded the representative of the RFU.
The reason for the conflict between the riot police and fans of Rostov and Spartak was the discontent of the latter due to the fact that they were not let out of the stuffy room for a long time after the match. In the queue for the exit a crush began. When the crush intensified, about 40 riot policemen flew into the crowd, who began to beat fans with clubs.