Police detain man who ran out to football field with Nazi flag in Yaroslavl

Police have detained the man who ran out to the field with a Nazi flag during a recent Russian Cup football match between Shinnik Yaroslavl and Spartak Moscow, Artur Grigoryants, the chief of the Russian Football Union's Control and Disciplinary Commission, said with reference to law enforcement bodies.

Police have detained the man who ran out to the field with a Nazi flag during a recent Russian Cup football match between Shinnik Yaroslavl and Spartak Moscow, Artur Grigoryants, the chief of the Russian Football Union's Control and Disciplinary Commission, said with reference to law enforcement bodies.

The man permanently lives in Moscow, Grigoryants said.

The violator's affiliation with any fan group has not been determined, Grigoryants said. "Therefore, Shinnik has been held responsible for his behavior" as the host party, he said.

The man's identity has not yet been verified, Grigoryants said. "If his identity is determined, I believe he will be held criminally liable," he said.

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