The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said in Facebook that looked to have appeared on British TV film about the Russian football fans. In her opinion, the picture is staged absurdity.
Zakharov drew attention to the following points: “”a spokesman for the police,” Vladimir Markin, “Russian men”, illustrated by shots of bums, “roughnecks” singing in the karaoke song from the cartoon “Bremen musicians”, the artificial injection of music and color”.
“The culmination is, in my opinion, was the fact that as victims of Russian fans put in front of television cameras to British fans: found a couple of “poor sheep”, which is carefully washed, combed, made them such “tour guides in St. Paul’s Cathedral”, which had never seen any baseball bats or broken beer bottles,” she continued.
On 16 February, the British TV channel BBC Two showed a documentary film Russia’s Hooligan Army (“the Russian army bullies”). It thought about the participation of Russians in the clashes of fans in Marseille during the European championship in 2016, and also said that the leaders of the Russian fans ‘ associations are satisfied with the selection of “fighters” for confrontations with rival groups. In General, the picture we are talking about the appearance in Russia of a new fan culture in football environment and questioned the safety of guests of the upcoming 2018 world Cup.
The Kremlin said that it was not going to watch this movie. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has questioned the quality of the tape, noting the decrease in the level of objectivity in the materials of journalists “bi-Bi-si”.