Six Russian fans banned

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SIX football fans from Russia have been banned from UK matches for at least 12 months.

The Spartak Moscow supporters were each given football banning orders at Glasgow Sheriff Court for fighting with Celtic fans before the Champions League match last week.

Alexey Fedorov and Alexsey Filatov were banned for 18 months for fighting with Celtic fans in the Gallowgate at the junction with Fielden Street. Filatov, 36, also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and Fedorov, 22, to assaulting a police officer.

Four others committed breach of the peace by fighting in Bain Street before the kick-off. Evgeny Morozov, Vladamir Chiscyakov, Gorgy Morozov and Valery Grishko were banned from UK matches for 12 months.

Joe Stewart, football liaison prosecutor for the west of Scotland, said: “We will not tolerate violence or disorder … whether the offenders are from Scotland or elsewhere.”