Moscow police launch crackdown on rowdy supporters after Sunday football game – society & culture

MOSCOW, November 29. / TASS /. Moscow police have opened 51 administrative offense protocols against numerous supporters following Sunday night’s football match in the Russian capital between RPL (Russian Premier League) clubs CSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg (0-2 ), the press office of the Russian Interior Ministry. announced to TASS on Monday.

“The police have filed 51 reports of administrative offenses against people who were transported to local police stations after the football match between CSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg,” said the press office.

Two of the detained fans face 15 days of arrest on charges of petty hooliganism and another could be in custody during the same period for evading a previously imposed administrative sanction. Forty-eight people can be fined for improper conduct in the stadium and consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places.

A few minutes before the final whistle for Sunday’s match, supporters of CSKA Moscow FC lit numerous flares in the stadium bleachers. A source close to the developments told TASS that around 30 CSKA Moscow FC supporters were arrested after the match. The police subsequently confirmed this information, but did not specify the number of people taken into custody.

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