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 In the film, former England Captain, Sol Campbell, was shown the footage and warned fans not to go to the tournament “or risk coming back in a coffin.”

Campbell then stated that Poland and Ukraine never should have been awarded the championship because of deep running racism and violence.

In the days and weeks that followed, the story spread like wildfire across the European media with ever more pieces on right-wing Polish, and especially Ukrainian, football fans.  Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun and Sky Sports, in particular, provided extensive coverage of right wing Ukrainian groups apparently eager to pick fights with England fans.  

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