The statement continued:
"Those who use sporting arenas to declare theirown personal political, or any other, position have no place in the stands.
"In this regard the RFU and the Russian national team strongly request all true fans to reject the provocative actions of hooligans and offer full co-operation to the organisers of matches in respect of the provision of security.
"We are addressing all fans who are in Poland. Remember that you represent your country. Respect yourself, your homeland and your team."