Serbia and Albania eventually beaten in the match between them in Belgrade for qualification for Euro 2016 in France. Unfortunately, politics again sneak into a sporting event in an area where it rains it pours. Both countries, live for a long time in a tense atmosphere from the issue of independence of Kosovo and apparently the project to create the “Great Albania” that would unite several countries and an area of Serbia. The match did not finish.
The tension was such, UEFA banned access to Albanian fans Stadium Partizan Belgrade where he was played the match but could not be avoided the inevitable. A the end of the first part and scoreless, a drone with a flag of Greater Albania flew over the stadium. In the approach to the lawn, Mitrovic, Serbian player, stretched flag lowering device. This, He sparked a brawl when several players approached Albanian push and berate the Serbian player for action.
The conflict moved to the stand where fans Serbs, angered by an action which also occurred at home, began throwing firecrackers and sparklers and even tried to invade the turf. Fortunately, security forces prevented the blood reached the river. Seeing the big picture, the referee of the match, Martin Atkinson, She decided to suspend the meeting the minute 41 the first time.
The brother of the prime minister of Albania was arrested as the main instigator of the fact. The game was still hard on the pitch but this fact, It intensified a meeting that perhaps the UEFA should have taken into account when matching teams. Either way, another sad sign that when politics and sport are mixed, the thing ends badly.
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