Russia appeals for respect from fans at Euro 2012

BY foxsports • June 10, 2012

Russia's football federation has called on its fans to behave themselves after UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings into reports of violence by supporters at the team's first Euro 2012 match.

Video emerged Saturday of Russia fans fighting with stadium stewards in Wroclaw and UEFA also says it is investigating reports by anti-racism experts of abuse directed at Czech players during Russia's 4-1 victory.

In a statement posted on its website Sunday, the Football Union of Russia called on its large contingent of traveling fans to ''Respect yourself, your home and your team.''

Russia takes on Poland in its next Group A match in Warsaw on Tuesday - a Russian national holiday when fans plan to march from the city center to the stadium.

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