Posted October 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The British government has written to UEFA President Michel Platini demanding ''tough sanctions'' against Serbia following the racial abuse of England players during an under-21 match. Abuse was hurled at the England players in Krusevac, Serbia, on Tuesday, with monkey chants heard in the stadium. England won the game 1-0. British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson says ''the scenes at the end of the game last night were disgraceful. I have written to UEFA President Michel Platini, in support of The FA, urging them to investigate immediately.'' In a statement Robertson added that ''racism in any form is unacceptable and must be stamped out. We would expect tough sanctions from UEFA on anyone found guilty of racist abuse.''

Long history of fan trouble in Serbia

The racial abuse that black English players suffered during a soccer match in Serbia wasn't the first time such problems have occurred at the hands of Serbian fans. On Tuesday, the under-21 England players suffered abuse in Krusevac, Serbia, including monkey chants and objects thrown onto the field. The British government is now urging UEFA to impose "tough sanctions"...

UEFA charges Serbia, England FA's

UEFA opened disciplinary proceedings against both Serbia and England on Wednesday after alleged racist chanting and brawls at their ill-tempered under-21 match. The Serbian hosts were charged with misconduct over the racial abuse its fans allegedly hurled at England players from before kickoff in Krusevac on Tuesday night. But both federations face action for ''improper...
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