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Britain First's Facebook Video Showing 'Muslims Attack Welsh' After Euro 2016 Violence Ridiculed

They didn't think this one through at all.

14/06/2016 16:48
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A still from the video that claims to show Muslims attacking Welsh pub-goers

Britain First has been called out for posting a video purporting to show a group of Muslim men attacking Welsh pub-goers. 

The far-right group published the clip on its Facebook page on Tuesday, prompting many of their followers to assume it portrayed violent clashes at the European Championship in France

It titled the video: "Muslims attack Welsh pub goers" and comes at a time when tensions are running high over the bloody clashes between football fans across the Channel.

But as one commenter on the video noted, it in fact just showed a mob of white aggressors in a bar throwing chairs at a group of ethnic passers-by. 

"I think there must be something wrong with my video player. I can't see any Muslims attacking Welsh pub goers," reads one of the top-rated comments.

Another Facebook user who said they were Welsh claimed the clip was "giving us a bad name".

The film itself hails from 2014, and actually captured a major disturbance during an anti-Gaza conflict march in Cardiff.

The brawl resulted in seven men being jailed: Nicholas Carter, 32, John James Williams, 32, Ashan Malik, 57, Daniel Woods, 23, Barry Murphy, 34, Yussef Asad, 28, and Grant Ashcroft, 23.

Despite many commenters thinking that the video was recent, and was shot in France, one called Britain First out for posting it. 

"Just because the English and Russians are fighting over in France why show something that has happened in Cardiff over two years ago?" they asked.

The feuds between England and Russian fans have escalated dramatically in recent days. On Saturday. pictures showed some Russian supporters jumping into an England stand to attack football-goers.

Because of the move Russia has been given a suspended disqualification over its' fans' crowd violence, and has been fined £119,000.

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