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FA Condemns Scenes Of Racism and Violence After England u-21 Match In Serbia [VIDEO]

Ugly scenes occurred at the end of England’s victory against Serbia in an under-21 match today.

As England scored the winning goal with the last kick of the game, England footballers were on the receiving end of missiles thrown by the crowd. Plus, England midfielder Danny Rose inferred that he was a victim of racial abuse.

The chaos kicked off as England footballers and officials tried to leave the field. Rose received a second yellow card and was sent off for kicking a ball away in anger. And then Serbian players seemed to confront England officials.

“The FA condemns both the scenes of racism and the confrontation at the final whistle during which time our players and staff were under extreme provocation,” said an official FA statement. “The FA has reported a number of incidents of racism to UEFA following the fixture. These were seemingly aimed at a number of England’s black players by the crowd. The matter is now with UEFA.”

According to England u-21 manager Stuart Pearce, “Savo Milosevic, their technical director, has come to our dressing room to apologise for any behaviour that was unsavoury. I never like to see any football matches end like that. This is a sporting arena.”

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  1. jtm371

    October 17, 2012 at 12:36 am

    the FA has no leg to stand on when they blew the Terry fiasco. the FA needs to clean up their mess before pointing fingers.Fifa should suspend Serbia fine Serbia whatever is necessary to get the point across.the Fraud Association needs to clean their house before anyone will take them serious.

    • phillyfootballfan

      October 19, 2012 at 4:11 am

      So someone who botches an unrelated racism matter can not be victims of racism? Cause that appears to be your point.

      Stated another way, England handled a racism issue badly, so England cannot expect someone else to be punished for racism against them.

      Got it, two wrongs will make it right.

      Brillant logic.

  2. Dust

    October 17, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Pictures of the Serbian coaching staff hitting England coaching staff. At half time the FA reported abuse and nothing was done…. It is an absolute disgrace!

    Being racially abused and being physically assaulted by projectiles and kicked and pinched by Serbian players and staff. UEFA will do nothing, UEFA fine Bentner 100,000 for branded underpants and on 60,000 for racist remarks at Balotelli both at the Euro’s.

    It’s pretty clear what UEFA’s stance on tackling racism is, and it involves a rug and a broom.

    UEFA could turn around and tell the FA to shut up
    and get off its morale high ground after it also treated video evidence as well as changed statements by whit messes in one of the most high profile blatant instances of racism in today’s game with John terry by giving him only 1 more game ban than a regular ref card.

    The FA have every right and should to protest but could be served with the shut up and lead by example stance.

  3. SoccerLimey

    October 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    If you read the Serbian media, they hardly mention any of the violence which suggests to me that they don’t even regard it as a problem.

    It is repetitive and UEFA need to clamp down hard. A ban for all Serbian club and national sides until the end of this season would send a message. You can’t change the culture of a people but you can make the Serbian FA pay a price.

  4. Paulf

    October 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Eastern Europe(especially serbia) has a long history of ethnic conflicts. So it is not surprising that this happened.
    With that said, it was very surprising to see the behavior of serbian players and fans in such a public forum.

  5. IanCransonsKnees

    October 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    What are the odds that despite the obvious racism that England get a greater punishment than Serbia?

  6. JIm

    October 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Why did Rose get a red card?

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