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Wilfried Zaha will have FA hearing after he and Ian Holloway admit charges

Zaha set for FA showdown while Holloway hit with 2k fine after both admit charges

By
Rik Sharma

PUBLISHED:

17:40 GMT, 15 March 2013

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UPDATED:

17:43 GMT, 15 March 2013

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway and attacker Wilfried Zaha have both admitted FA charges for improper conduct.

Zaha, who is on loan from Manchester United after signing for them in January, gave Leeds fans the middle finger during their clash on March 9.

He has requested a personal hearing, while Holloway is hit with a 2,000 fine because of his misconduct towards match officials during the same game.

Response: Wilfried Zaha had a message for the Leeds fans giving him stick

Response: Wilfried Zaha had a message for the Leeds fans giving him stick

Rambunctious: Ian Holloway was not amused during Palace's clash with Leeds

Rambunctious: Ian Holloway was not amused during Palace's clash with Leeds

Zaha, who had been suffering abuse
from Leeds fans before the incident, was ticked off by Man United for
his behaviour during the 2-2 draw.

He admitted on Twitter that he should have behaved better, telling his followers 'it was very unprofessional of me'.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was
given a one-match ban, fined 20,000 and warned as to his future conduct
after a similar gesture aimed at Fulham fans back in December.

Picture: Why is Arsenal star Emmanuel Frimpong waving a Spurs scarf ahead of north London derby?

Who is this Arsenal star with a Spurs scarf ahead of Sunday's north London derby

By
Dave Wood

PUBLISHED:

23:56 GMT, 28 February 2013

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UPDATED:

08:13 GMT, 1 March 2013

The build-up to this Sunday's eagerly-awaited north London derby is reaching fever pitch but it seems one Arsenal player may have lost all leave of his senses.

Bizarre images of Emmanuel Frimpong wearing a Captain America style mask and hat and waving a Tottenham scarf surfaced on the internet on Thursday night.

Star attraction: Frimpong entertains his fans with unusual outfit

Man overboard: Frimpong goads Spurs fans during live stream

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Centre stage: Frimpong took part in live stream with his cousin, rap star Lethal Bizzle

The midfielder, currently on loan at Fulham, donned the strange garb and goaded Spurs fans during a live stream with his cousin and rap star Lethal Bizzle.

Although it was a bit of light-hearted fun, Frimpong should really have thought twice about his internet show after being caught out using social media in the past.

He was fined 6,000 and warned over his future behaviour after admitting to a Football Association charge of improper conduct related to comments made on Twitter.

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Super hero Frimpong does his best Captain America impression

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Frimpong responded to a comment made by a Tottenham fan on July 15 and although he soon removed the tweet from the social networking site, it caught the attention of the FA.

The comment made by the Spurs supporter was retweeted by Frimpong, who also added the derogatory term that incurred the FA's wrath.

FA to appeal against UEFA bans for Stephen Caulker and Tom Ince

FA to fight UEFA bans handed to Caulker and Ince after U21 play-off in Serbia

PUBLISHED:

18:49 GMT, 8 January 2013

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UPDATED:

02:14 GMT, 9 January 2013

The Football Association have confirmed they have officially appealed against UEFA's bans against Steven Caulker and Tom Ince over England Under 21's heated European Championship play-off against Serbia.

Spurs defender Caulker was given a two-match ban and Blackpool winger Ince a one-match suspension after clashes between players and coaching staff at the end of the match in Krusevac in October.

FA general secretary Alex Horne said last month the FA intended to appeal against the bans.

Fight the ban: The FA have confirmed they will fight the bans handed to Steven Caulker and Tom Ince

Fight the ban: The FA have confirmed they will fight the bans handed to Steven Caulker and Tom Ince

He said then: 'It is the FA's vehement belief that its players and staff acted correctly in the face of provocation, including racist abuse and missiles being thrown.

'We are therefore surprised to see that two of our players have been given suspensions.

'We shall await UEFA's reasoning but it is our intention, at this stage, to support our players and appeal these decisions.'

UEFA ordered Serbia to play their next under-21 international behind closed doors following racist chanting and violent scenes during and after the clash.

The FA had reported the racist abuse to UEFA plus a number of other incidents. Full-back Danny Rose, who was dismissed after the final whistle for kicking the ball away in anger, complained he had been particularly targeted.

Nasty scenes: Players and coaching staff from both sides clashed after the final whistle

Nasty scenes: Players and coaching staff from both sides clashed after the final whistle

Rose claimed he was subjected to monkey chants throughout the match and as he left the pitch.

The Serbia FA was also fined 80,000 euros (65,000) 'for the improper conduct of its supporters during and at the end of the match, as well as for the improper conduct of the Serbia players at the end of the game'.

Serbia fitness coach Andreja Milunovic, who attacked England officials, was banned for two years, the second of which is suspended for three years. Serbia assistant coach Predrag Katic was also banned for two years, the final six months of which suspended for three years.

Four Serbia players were also banned – Goran Causic for four matches, Ognjen Mudrinski and Filip Malbasic for three and Nikola Ninkovic for two.
The punishments meted out were widely condemned in some quarters at the time, while UEFA announced it would appeal against all the sanctions imposed by its control and disciplinary body in relation to the match.

Ban: Serbia have been ordered to play their next game behind closed doors

Ban: Serbia have been ordered to play their next game behind closed doors

Lord Herman Ouseley, chairman of football's anti-discrimination group Kick It Out, said last month: 'Kick It Out shares the concerns of many in football that abuse aimed at black players isn't taken seriously enough.

'This is a paltry slap on the wrist and again we haven't seen decisive action from UEFA.'

Sports minister Hugh Robertson, who had written to UEFA president Michel Platini demanding tough action for the racist abuse, expressed his disappointment.

Robertson said: 'I am disappointed in the punishment that has been awarded to the Serbian FA given the widespread racist abuse that England's Under-21 team suffered that night. Racism is completely unacceptable and we need tough sanctions to help combat it.'

Piara Powar, executive director of European anti-discrimination body FARE, also believed the punishment should have been more severe.

Powar said: 'We are disappointed in the totality of the sanction handed out to the Serbian FA. The original offences warranted a more severe collective punishment than a ban on spectators for one match.

'This is a moment in which leadership to challenge discrimination is needed from all authorities. This sanction falls short of that objective.

'We fully acknowledge the unilateral action taken by the Serbian FA in suspending players and sacking coaches in the wake of the match, but they need to demonstrate a wider commitment to educate their supporters and work towards tolerance.'

Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp ordered by FA to explain referee criticisms

FA demand Mancini and Redknapp explain referee criticisms… as Fergie escapes sanction

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UPDATED:

12:06 GMT, 28 December 2012

The FA today confirmed they had written to Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp over their criticism of referees following Manchester City and QPR's Boxing Day defeats.

The FA sent letters to City boss Mancini and Rangers counterpart Redknapp requesting their observations on their post-match comments in the wake of their sides' respective matches against Sunderland and West Brom.

Mancini and Redknapp could both find themselves charged by the FA if their words are found to have amounted to improper conduct.

In the dock: Redknapp and Maancini have been told to explain themselves

In the dock: Redknapp and Maancini have been told to explain themselves

In the dock: Redknapp and Mancini have been ordered to explain their actions

Mancini hit out at referee Kevin Friend following City's 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light, saying: 'Maybe the referee ate too much for Christmas.'

The Italian was particularly angry with what he felt was a foul on Pablo Zabaleta in the build-up to Adam Johnson's winner, saying it was 'impossible two men couldn't see it' in reference to Friend and his assistant.

Redknapp, meanwhile, was furious with what he claimed were two 'scandalous' decisions in QPR's 2-1 home defeat to West Brom.

Outburst: Redknapp was disappointed with the decision to allow the goal at Loftus Road to stand and Mancini slammed the referee for not spotting as foul in the build-up to Johnson's goal

Outburst: Redknapp was disappointed with the decision to allow the goal at Loftus Road to stand and Mancini slammed the referee for not spotting as foul in the build-up to Johnson's goal

Outburst: Redknapp was disappointed with the decision to allow the goal at Loftus Road to stand and Mancini slammed the referee for not spotting as foul in the build-up to Johnson's goal

The Rangers boss felt the Baggies' second goal should have been disallowed for a push on goalkeeper Robert Green and bemoaned the decision not to award his side a penalty when Liam Ridgewell appeared to handle the ball late on.

Redknapp said: 'I asked the linesman how he didn't see that penalty – it was the most blatant handball you could wish to see but he said it was murky down there in that corner and he couldn't make it out.

'Maybe he should go to Specsavers. I thought they were both awful decisions. Scandalous decisions.'

Scott free: Fergie wasn't charged for his actions during the clash at Old Trafford

Scott free: Fergie wasn't charged for his actions during the clash at Old Trafford

David Platt given two-match ban by UEFA

Platt handed two-match touchline ban by UEFA after being sent off against Real Madrid

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UPDATED:

16:02 GMT, 28 November 2012

Manchester City's assistant coach David Platt has been handed a two-match touchline ban by UEFA.

Platt's punishment comes after he was sent to the stands by Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi during the 1-1 Champions League draw with Real Madrid at the Etihad.

Fury: Platt (right) and Mancini were unhappy with Rocchi's performance

Fury: Platt (right) and Mancini were unhappy with Rocchi's performance

UEFA also announced that City have also been fined 12,000 euros for the improper conduct of the team after picking up five cards or more in the same match.

Platt will be banned for next week's match against Borussia Dortmund and the next European game City are involved in – though he has the right to appeal.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock admits FA improper conduct charge but fights touchline ban

Leeds boss Warnock admits FA improper conduct charge but fights touchline ban

PUBLISHED:

12:57 GMT, 27 November 2012

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UPDATED:

12:57 GMT, 27 November 2012

Leeds manager Neil Warnock has
accepted an FA charge for improper conduct for his 'on-field behaviour'
following his side's 1-0 defeat at Millwall earlier this month.

Warnock was furious that referee Mark
Halsey dismissed Luke Varney three minutes into the second half for an
apparent elbow on Adam Smith.

Seeing red: Leeds United's manager Neil Warnock (left) and Luke Varney (centre)

Seeing red: Leeds United's manager Neil Warnock (left) and Luke Varney (centre)

Warnock has not accepted the standard penalty of a touchline ban and fine for the offence and has requested a paper hearing, which means he will not be required to attend.

A statement on the FA's website read: 'Neil Warnock has accepted an FA charge for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to improper conduct following his side's game at Millwall on 18 November 2012.

'The Leeds United manager has, however, not accepted the standard penalty 1 for the breach and requested a paper hearing.'

Mark Clattenburg latest: Chelsea want talks with Mike Riley to clear the air

Chelsea seek clear the air talks with referee chief Riley after Clattenburg debacle

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UPDATED:

23:09 GMT, 23 November 2012

Chelsea will hold talks with referees’ chief Mike Riley as part of a reconciliation attempt with Mark Clattenburg.

Although
they will stop short of a formal apology for accusing him of calling
John Mikel Obi ‘a monkey’, they do want to clear the air.

Returning to action: Chelsea will say they are happy to have Mark Clattenburg back to referee after the race row with John Mikel Obi (below left) was dimissed

Returning to action: Chelsea will say they are happy to have Mark Clattenburg back to referee after the race row with John Mikel Obi (below left) was dimissed

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They will also tell Riley, head of
the Professional Game Match Officials Board, that they are happy for
Clattenburg to officiate Chelsea games after he was cleared by the FA of
saying ‘Shut up you monkey’ to Mikel on October 28.

Riley has made it clear Clattenburg will be involved in officiating future Blues matches.

Mikel has been charged with improper
conduct following his dressing-room confrontation with Clattenburg after
Chelsea’s 3-2 home defeat by Manchester United.

Mikel has admitted the charge and could get a lengthy ban as Sportsmail understands part of the charge relates to his use of threatening language towards the referee.

Alan Leighton, national secretary of
the referees’ union Prospect, has said they did not intend to take legal
action against Chelsea, but the club should feel morally obliged to
make amends via an apology and compensation.

‘This is about an individual who has
been badly wronged and there is not even recognition about what they
have done and that is staggering,’ Leighton said.

Clattenburg will return to action as
fourth official for Tottenham’s home game with West Ham tomorrow. He
will referee Southampton’s clash with Norwich on Wednesday.

His return has been welcomed by
Premier League managers including Aston Villa’s Paul Lambert. ‘Quite
rightly the guy’s been acquitted. It’s been a mess,’ he said.

Sources close to Clattenburg say he just wants to put the nightmare behind him and continue with his career.

Sitting out: Clattenburg has not taken charge of a game since the match against Manchester United last month

Sitting out: Clattenburg has not taken charge of a game since the match against Manchester United last month

Paul Lambert to watch Arsenal clash from the stands after admitting FA charge

Lambert forced to watch Arsenal clash from the stands after admitting FA charge

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UPDATED:

22:32 GMT, 21 November 2012

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert will serve a touchline ban this weekend after admitting a Football Association charge.

Lambert was handed the one-match ban, and given a 8,000 fine, after he was served with a charge relating to 'language and/or behaviour amounting to improper conduct' during his side’s 5-0 defeat at Manchester City on Saturday.

The Villa boss will therefore have to watch on from the stands when his side host Arsenal on Saturday.

Improper conduct: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

Improper conduct: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

Frustrating: Villa were thrashed 5-0 at Manchester City last Saturday

Frustrating: Villa were thrashed 5-0 at Manchester City last Saturday

Serbia FA want statements from those involved in England U21 match

Serbian FA demand statements from all involved in hate-filled U21 defeat to England

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UPDATED:

13:24 GMT, 18 October 2012

All Serbia's players and staff involved in Tuesday night's hugely controversial UEFA Under 21 playoff against England have been asked to make formal statements.

The match, which England won 1-0 thanks to a last-minute goal from Connor Wickham to complete a 2-0 aggregate triumph, was marred by unsavoury scenes at the final whistle with scuffling on the pitch amid accusations of racism from the stands towards England left-back Danny Rose.

The Serbian federation (FSS) has announced its disciplinary committee held an extraordinary session this morning at which the request was made.

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Fury: Danny Rose (right) is separated from Serbian player Milos Ninkovic by England colleague Craig Dawson

Fury: Danny Rose (right) is separated from Serbian player Milos Ninkovic by England colleague Craig Dawson

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UEFA on Wednesday night announced
charges against both the FSS and the English Football Association for
the improper conduct of their players, and against the Serbs for
'alleged racist chanting' by fans.

The FSS has now revealed an internal investigation is also under way.

A statement on its official website
read: 'In Belgrade today, there was an extraordinary session of the
disciplinary committee of the Football Association of Serbia.

'It was decided to officially request
statements from all the players and members of the professional staff
of the under-21 Serbia national team who took part in the second leg of
the play-off on October 16 in Krusevac.

'The deadline for submission of these
statements is three days. The disciplinary committee will decide which
individuals will be subject to disciplinary proceedings.'

The war of words which has erupted
following the game continued today, with Serbia midfielder Nikola
Ninkovic claiming the aggression he showed towards Rose was caused by
his opponent's 'inappropriate gestures' towards the home supporters.

Rose was sent off after the game had
ended for kicking the ball away in anger at what he perceived was racist
abuse from the crowd.

Seeing red: Rose is sent off by referee Huseyin Gocek after kicking a ball into the crowd

Seeing red: Rose is sent off by referee Huseyin Gocek after kicking a ball into the crowd

Ninkovic claims Rose was the
instigator in the trouble, telling Serbian newspaper Novosti: 'The guy
three or four times made inappropriate gestures towards our fans.

'I was angered by his reaction so I
rushed over to explain to him that he should not do that. I did not mean
to hit him or insult him. I walked over to him and pushed him.

'A lot of his behaviour annoyed me but I know I was wrong and I know I will get a fine. I just hope it will not be too big.

'He received a red card and I got a yellow. That is probably an indication that his share of the story was significant.'

Serbian FA president Tomislav Karadzic has apologised for his players' involvement but claimed they were not solely to blame.

'We witnessed ugly and inappropriate
scenes after the match in Krusevac,' he said. 'I take this opportunity
to once again apologise to all fans of football and the English FA's
delegation.

Fracas: England and Serbia players clash after the final whistle

Fracas: England and Serbia players clash after the final whistle

'The incident saw a fight which included individual players and members of the coaching staffs from both teams

'I have sent an apology on behalf of our association as we hosted the match, not that I think it was only our fault.'

He added: 'There was unacceptable
behaviour from certain members of our team. Youth is not an excuse for
foul and unsportsmanlike conduct and cannot be an excuse for individuals
from the staff who clearly violated the rules.

'I am pleased that the members of the disciplinary committee met today and requested the necessary information.'

Karadzic dismissed the notion that racism was a problem in Serbia.

'The Serbian people have never been,
nor will be racist,' he said. 'Our history testifies to this and the
crowd's reaction to the defeat should not be confused with one of the
greatest evils of the modern era. We have great confidence in the
authorities and UEFA to implement the correct procedures.'

Enraged: Marvin Sordell erupts next to the players' tunnel

Enraged: Marvin Sordell erupts next to the players' tunnel

Fist of fury: Serbia goalkeeping coach Srdjan Maksimovic throws a punch

Fist of fury: Serbia goalkeeping coach Srdjan Maksimovic throws a punch

The English FA has sent UEFA a full
dossier of evidence, including video footage and a catalogue of
incidents which they reported to match officials during and after the
match.

And FA general secretary Alex Horne has questioned whether they will play matches in Serbia again.

Horne said in a statement: 'We were shocked and appalled by the disgraceful events that occurred in Serbia.

Peacemaker: Serbia assistant coach Dejan Govedarica attempts to keep players apart

Peacemaker: Serbia assistant coach Dejan Govedarica attempts to keep players apart

Under attack: England coach Steve Wigley is thrown to the ground by Serbian players

Under attack: England coach Steve Wigley is thrown to the ground by Serbian players

'Our players and staff were subjected
to racial abuse (and) violence as well as missiles being thrown at them
throughout the match. What occurred is inexcusable and not acceptable.

'It is also clear that we must defend Danny Rose, who was sent off due to the frustration of being a target of racial abuse.

'FA officials made UEFA officials
aware of racist abuse from sections of the crowd aimed at a number of
England's black players at half-time.

'No football team should be asked to
play in any environment where racial abuse, violence and threatening
behaviour is prevalent. We must question the validity of sending a team
to Serbia in the future.'

The cases will be dealt with at a meeting of UEFA's control and disciplinary body on November 22.

Video of the sickening monkey chants at the final whistle

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But Rio Ferdinand accused the FA of double standards in taking a tougher line against racism abroad than they do at home.

He tweeted: ‘Agreed, All jump on bandwagon when judging everyone else but all bottle merchants when it’s on home soil #DoubleStandards’.

The tweet was a reference to how Ferdinand believes he and his brother Anton were treated during the investigation into the racist comments aimed by John Terry at Anton during a game.

Serbia rap sheet

October 2000: Lazio’s Sinisa Mihajlovic, now Serbia’s coach, banned for two games for racially abusing Arsenal’s Patrick Vieira in Uefa Cup tie.

June 2007: Serbian FA fined 16,500 after England Under 21 players racially abused at European Championship.

July 2007: Partizan Belgrade kicked out of Uefa Cup after fans threw stones and fought with Zrinjski Mostar fans in Bosnia. Partizan also fined 25,000.

Sept 2009: French fan Brice Taton, 28, murdered by 30-strong group armed with iron bars and baseball bats ahead of Europa League match between Partizan and Toulouse. A Serbian court later jailed 14 men for a total of 240 years.

Oct 2010: Italy awarded 3-0 victory after Euro 2012 qualifier in Genoa against Serbia was abandoned after trouble from travelling hooligans. Game halted after six minutes, Serbs fined 104,000.

FA threaten Serbia boycott after England players racially abused

Angry FA threaten Serbia boycott: 'We shouldn't play in such an abusive and violent place,' says Horne

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UPDATED:

22:16 GMT, 17 October 2012

The Football Association have threatened to stop playing matches against Serbia in the wake of the disgraceful scenes of racism and violence that marred England Under 21s’ 1-0 win in Krusevac on Tuesday.

Danny Rose revealed he was subjected to abuse throughout the game.

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Fury: Danny Rose (right) is separated from Serbian player Milos Ninkovic by England colleague Craig Dawson

Fury: Danny Rose (right) is separated from Serbian player Milos Ninkovic by England colleague Craig Dawson

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

But the Serbian FA denied accusations of racism and tried to blame the English for the problems.

Incredibly, UEFA announced disciplinary
proceedings against both the FA and the Serbian FA, charging them over
the improper conduct of their players.

Seeing red: Rose is sent off by referee Huseyin Gocek after kicking a ball into the crowd

Seeing red: Rose is sent off by referee Huseyin Gocek after kicking a ball into the crowd

The Serbian FA have also been charged with alleged racist chanting by their fans. The cases will be discussed by UEFA on November 22.

But Horne’s comment has raised doubts that England will take a team to Serbia again.

Fracas: England and Serbia players clash after the final whistle

Fracas: England and Serbia players clash after the final whistle

That is a move that would almost certainly end football relations between the nations and land UEFA and FIFA with a problem when organising future qualifying schedules at all levels of the game.

England Under 21s’ black players were subjected to racist abuse during the Euro 2013 qualifier and were then attacked by Serbian players and officials during a melee at the final whistle.

Enraged: Marvin Sordell erupts next to the players' tunnel

Enraged: Marvin Sordell erupts next to the players' tunnel

Sunderland defender Rose was sent off when he expressed his frustration at the abuse by kicking the ball away.

In a statement on their website, the Serbian FA denied the scuffles were prompted by racism issues and accused Rose of inciting problems in the crowd.

Fist of fury: Serbia goalkeeping coach Srdjan Maksimovic throws a punch

Fist of fury: Serbia goalkeeping coach Srdjan Maksimovic throws a punch

The statement read: ‘The FA of Serbia absolutely refuses (sic) and denies that there were any occurrences of racism before and during the match. Danny Rose behaved in an inappropriate, unsportsmanlike and vulgar manner towards the supporters and for that he was shown a red card.’

Rose said: ‘I remember getting slapped twice and then I got ushered away. That’s when I kicked the ball — and the referee sent me off.

‘As I went off, again there was monkey chanting, but the monkey chanting started long before I got sent off. In the second half I had two stones hit me on the head when I went to get the ball for a throw-in. Every time I touched the ball there was monkey chanting again. They have to be banned.’

Peacemaker: Serbia assistant coach Dejan Govedarica attempts to keep players apart

Peacemaker: Serbia assistant coach Dejan Govedarica attempts to keep players apart

UEFA were urged by the FA, the Government and Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle to throw the book at the Serbians, whose fans have faced several accusations of racial abuse in the past.

Horne added: ‘We call on UEFA to take the strongest possible action against the Serbian FA, their supporters and anyone found guilty of being involved in the numerous instances of violence and abuse. We must defend Danny Rose, who was sent off due to the frustration of being a target of racial abuse.’

Under attack: England coach Steve Wigley is thrown to the ground by Serbian players

Under attack: England coach Steve Wigley is thrown to the ground by Serbian players

Sports minister Hugh Robertson was shown a YouTube clip filmed at the game which appears to show monkey chants taking place.

Robertson, who has written to UEFA president Michel Platini urging tough action, said: ‘No young man, or indeed woman, representing his or her country should be subjected at a sports fixture to this sort of vile abuse.’

Video of the sickening monkey chants at the final whistle

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But Rio Ferdinand accused the FA of double standards in taking a tougher line against racism abroad than they do at home.

He tweeted: ‘Agreed, All jump on bandwagon when judging everyone else but all bottle merchants when it’s on home soil #DoubleStandards’.

The tweet was a reference to how Ferdinand believes he and his brother Anton were treated during the investigation into the racist comments aimed by John Terry at Anton during a game.

Serbia rap sheet

October 2000: Lazio’s Sinisa Mihajlovic, now Serbia’s coach, banned for two games for racially abusing Arsenal’s Patrick Vieira in Uefa Cup tie.

June 2007: Serbian FA fined 16,500 after England Under 21 players racially abused at European Championship.

July 2007: Partizan Belgrade kicked out of Uefa Cup after fans threw stones and fought with Zrinjski Mostar fans in Bosnia. Partizan also fined 25,000.

Sept 2009: French fan Brice Taton, 28, murdered by 30-strong group armed with iron bars and baseball bats ahead of Europa League match between Partizan and Toulouse. A Serbian court later jailed 14 men for a total of 240 years.

Oct 2010: Italy awarded 3-0 victory after Euro 2012 qualifier in Genoa against Serbia was abandoned after trouble from travelling hooligans. Game halted after six minutes, Serbs fined 104,000.