Russia striker Artem Dzyuba has voiced his frustration at the Euro 2016 expulsion threat hanging over Russia and said: "This is not a street fighting championship please, let's focus on football."
The governing body of European Football, Uefa has given Russia a suspended disqualification as a result of the crowd trouble at the Group B game against England on saturday.
The Russian Football Union were charged with the offences of crowd disturbances, racist behaviour in the Stade Velodrome towards their opponents fans, and the use of fireworks.
This means any further misconduct will compell UEFA to lift the suspension and kick Russia out of the tournament.
Dzyuba at a press conference ahead of their game against Slovakia criticised the British media for their interpretation of the event and think the English fans are equally at fault too.
"I don't really understand the reaction of the British media, who have this impression England supporters are like angels who just behave themselves,'' he said "we saw videos and there was some aggression, but we only see fragments''.
England play Wales in their next Group B match on Thursday in Lens, few miles away from the city of Lille where Russia will be playing Slovakia a day before.
Story by: Richard Asiedu