In a bizarre turn of events the Serbian Footballing Association has blasted black England U21 player, Danny Rose, for his quote ‘inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar behaviour’ at last night’s European Championship play-off match, and it’s also denied allegations of racist chanting.
Danny Rose was red-carded after reacting to monkey chants which he said he was subjected to for the entire 90 minutes of the game. He’s calling for UEFA to ban the country, a threat which has been issued to Serbia in the past for the same reasons.
England won the game two-nil on aggregate after a stoppage time goal from Connor Wickham, which upset Serbian fans and staff all the more: apart from missiles being thrown during the game and angry fans invading the pitch afterwards, members of England’s technical staff were physically attacked by Serbian match officials.
In a statement on its website, the Serbian FA - quote - "refuses and denies that there were any occurrences of racism before and during the match at the stadium in Krusevac… Making connection between the seen incident - a fight between members of the two teams - and racism has absolutely no ground and we consider it to be a total malevolence."
The English FA and Prime Minister David Cameron have called for UEFA to investigate the allegations.
Written and presented by Marverine Cole.