THE monster’s green eyes lasered me with a glowering Incredible Hulk stare as we finally came face to face.He had chosen a backstreet cafe in a windswept Moscow suburb for our rendezvous.And I suddenly felt very small as his vast tattooed frame, complete with steamhammer fists, loomed over me at a corner table.Perhaps it hadn’t been such a good idea after all to fix a meeting with Vasily the Killer, Russia’s most notorious football hooligan and poster boy for the country’s infamous Ultras.But the bearded beast famed for countless bloody yob battles didn’t serve up the brutal beating I feared — he gave me tea and cake.For him, violence is a thing of the past, or at least that’s what he wants me to believe.He tells me: “These days you’re more likely to find me playing chess with my five-year-old daughter than beating the s*** out of someone.” For the next hour he launches into a bizarre charm offensive in which he attempts to calm any England fan’s fears that they will be in for a beating at the hands of their Russian hosts at next year’s World Cup — which England will qualify for if they beat Slovenia at… Read full this story
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