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French court sends 2 England fans to jail

Posted: 10:18 AM, Jun 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-13 14:18:29Z

PARIS (AP) — A French court has convicted two English soccer fans of involvement in rioting in Marseille and sentenced them to two months and three months in prison.

Alex Booth was sentenced to two months and another fan was given a three-month sentence.

Booth, who spent his 20th birthday in a French jail cell following his arrest, put his head in his hands as the judge passed sentence.

His father shouted "miscarriage" as his son was led from court and called the decision a "disgrace." He said French authorities were "making a scapegoat of a poor kid like Alex" and said they should "find the real thugs."