Oct 23, 2012, 10.02 PM | Source: Reuters

Serbia could face tough sanctions over racism - Platini

SOCCER-RACISM-PLATINI:Serbia could face tough sanctions over racism - Platini

PARIS (Reuters) - Serbia could face tough sanctions from UEFA's disciplinary committee after racism again marred a football game in the country last week, president Michel Platini said on Tuesday.

England Under-21 defender Danny Rose complained after a Euro qualifier in Serbia last week that he had been racially abused and the British government demanded serious punishment against Serbia.

"Over a year ago we gave Croatia and Serbia a serious yellow card, now we will see what the disciplinary committee will decide," Platini, referring to recurrent racism and violence problems in the Balkan country, told reporters at a Euro 2016 meeting.

"We will get the report from the delegates, the report from the officials," he said.

"We have television footage. The disciplinary committee will deal with it." (Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Mark Meadows)


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