Jamie Vardy’s wife ‘tear-gassed and caged’ amid violence between England and Russia fans

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The striker's wife was caught up in the violent clashes before and after Saturday's 1-1 draw at the Stade Velodrome

Jamie Vardy’s wife was among the England fans caught up in the violence during Saturday’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia.

Prior to the game, several England fans required medical attention after violent clashes in the Vieux Port (Old Port) area of Marseille.

The match finished 1-1 at the Stade Velodrome as Eric Dier’s free-kick was cancelled out by Vasili Berezutski’s injury-time equaliser.

But the result was marred after Russia fans appeared to attack England supporters inside the stadium following the full-time whistle.

And Rebekah Vardy, who married the Leicester City striker shortly before the tournament, claims she was sprayed with tear gas by police inside the stadium.

“That has to be up there with the worst experience EVER at an away game! Teargassed for no reason, caged and treated like animals! Shocking!” she posted on Twitter.

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“I witnessed this with my own eyes! I can’t comment on things I didn’t see but what I got caught up in was horrific and uncalled for!

“And this happened before the game even kicked off!”

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