Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
UEFA Investigates England and Serbia Over U-21 Row
Independent, October 18th, 2012 1PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

UEFA has now opened up disciplinary proceedings against both England and Serbia following the ugly scenes that developed at the end of the Under-21 Euro 2013 qualifier between the countries Tuesday night in Krusevac. Serbia will be investigated over the alleged racist chanting of its fans and both England and Serbia will be investigated over the improper conduct of both of their players at the end of the game. 

"No football team should be asked to play in any environment where racial abuse, violence and threatening behavior is prevalent,” England’s FA general secretary Alex Horne said. “We must question the validity of sending a team to Serbia in the future."

For its part, the Serbian soccer federation refuted England’s claims, saying it "absolutely denies that there were any occurrences of racism before and during the match at the stadium." It also pointed the finger directly at England’s Danny Rose, who was sent off after the match for kicking a ball into the hostile crowd, describing his behavior as "inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar.”

However, according to the Independent, several Serbian newspapers admitted to the racist chanting of Serbia’s fans, with one called Mile claiming, “there is a video on YouTube showing the sad truth.

Read the original story...


1 comment
  1. Jack vrankovic
    commented on: October 18, 2012 at 8:22 p.m.
    Racial taunts are awful, but far worse happens during European football matches...Flares/debris thrown at players and opposing fans is common in many European countries and Turkey...If Croatia goes to Serbia or vice versa plenty of nasty things happen, but nobody seem to notice. If Turkey goes to Greece or vice versa the mood is foul, but nobody seems to care. Our outrage should not be monopolized by monkey chants and Nazi salutes.. The situation is bad and has been for some time... This is one aspect of sport that the good old USA gets right. Try to sneak into Giants Stadium with a flare and you will not fare as well as your European counterpart.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Steven Gerrard: 'Every Person Slips'    
Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out ...
La Liga Champ Eying Chicharito    
Mexican striker Javier Hernandez, who started just six Premier League games for Manchester United last season ...
No Charges for Moyes Over Bar Incident    
Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is in the clear after he was investigated over an ...
West Ham Acquires Ecuador World Cup Striker    
West Ham has finalized a $20 million transfer of Ecuador striker Enner Valencia from Mexican club ...
Bayern Boss Not Allowed To Board Plane to USA    
Bayern Munich executive board chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with six youth players and three crew members ...
Thai Refs Must Swear Oath to Buddha     
Thailand's soccer federation bosses have made more than 100 referees swear an oath of honesty at ...
Scolari Gets a Job    
Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned as Brazil coach after its disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, has ...
World Cup Runner-up Coach Steps Down    
Alejandro Sabella, who guided Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit ...
Ronaldinho on the Move    
Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has left Atletico Mineiro. The 34-year-old former Barcelona, AC ...
Beer Approved in the Big House    
Normally, alcohol sale and consumption is strictly forbidden inside the University of Michigan's stadium, but beer ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives