We went to the non fighting bar to watch Switzerland v Albania whilst the fighting was going on at the other end of the Old Port.
It was here where we met Jonathan from Southampton who was in Marseille by himself. We sat at the same table as him and after a while we were talking and drinking with him.
A bit after that Algis introduced himself. He too was by himself from Australia. He took an instant liking to James and asked to interview him for his blog.
This is the beauty of football – it brings everyone together. Although the violence of a small minority hits the headlines, for the vast majority it’s a special and unique experience where people from all over the world meet, chat and become friends.