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Billy Grant from Beesotted spoke on The Phil Williams show on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday night about the trouble in Marseille and his fears for the forthcoming England game in against Wales in Lens.

Russia will be playing Slovakia in Lille the day before the England match (Wednesday) and tens of thousands of England fans will be staying in Lille on Wednesday and Thursday as accommodation in Lens is sparse.

Chris Philips – former head of UK Counter Terrorisom Security Office (who has advised the UK Government on dealing with crowds) – agreed wholeheartedly with Billy Grant’s statement he made on BBC Rado 5 over the weekend that went somewhat unbelieved – that England fans had been targeted from day one by French hooligans. Since then, Russian thugs stepped onto the scene.

Billy also pointed out that it was footage released by Beesotted – which has since gone viral – that has gone some was to shedding light on what was really going on in Marseille.

He revealed that he was told by British police on his return to the UK who met fans off the train at St Pancras (cue “Informer” music for regular podcast listeners) that French police had refused advice from the UK police force on how to police this tournament. Chris Phillips confirmed this was the case.

Billy also referred to the mini documentary he shot a few months ago interviewing Ultras in Marseille who predicted the chaos of Euro 2016, stating “The French Police are Incompetent” and would struggle to handle large crowds of football fans based on their tactic of simply banning away fans from travelling for teams with large away support like PSG and Olympic Marseille.

Minidoc: Marseille Ultras interviewed about England’s return to Marseille since 1998: http://bit.ly/1YcU7yd

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This clip is taken from The Phil Williams Show on BBC Radio 5 Live. You can hear the FULL show by clicking here: