Ferdinand blasts Uefa for not taking racism seriously in Serbia row
LAUSANNE (AFP) - Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand accused UEFA of not taking racism seriously after Serbia were fined 80,000 euros (S$128,000) following an under-21 match in which England players claimed they were racially abused.
Serbia were fined, two coaches, as well as four players, suspended and the team ordered to play their next game behind closed doors following a chaotic European under-21 qualifier in Krusevac.
England defender Danny Rose was sent off for kicking the ball away in response to what he said was monkey chanting and physical provocation.
Scuffles also broke out between players, coaches and supporters at the end of the match.