Coach Gareth Southgate and striker Raheem Sterling have the UEFA called in to intervene after some of the players from England Monday night in the EK-kwalificatieduel in Montenegro (1-5) racist were treated by the hometown audience.
Among others, full Danny Rose and attackers Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi had to pay for it. Stadium Pod Goricom, were apengeluiden to hear if one of those players to the ball came.
“This is unacceptable”, said Southgate after the game in conversation with the BBC. “A lot of people have the racist bejegeningen heard, and I am one of them. There is no discussion possible whether or not has happened.”
“We need to continue to ensure that the players are located by us, supporting us to feel. We will of course, report through the right channels and are confident that the UEFA the right steps to take.”
Raheem Sterling. (Photo: Pro Shots)
‘A few idiots verpestten a great evening’
Sterling, in the 81e minute for the 1-5 behalf of England, and celebrated his goal by his hands behind his ears. According to the attacker of Manchester City, was that a response towards the public for the racist bejegeningen to his address.
“A few idiots have a great evening ruined. It is very sad that we now need to talk after such a beautiful victory,” said Sterling. “It was not one or two people who heard it, but the whole bank with us.”
The vleugelspeler hopes that UEFA not only the perpetrators tackles, but the entire audience punishes. “What concerns me are playing Montenegro, the next game in an empty stadium. Here must be a collective punishment to be handed out. If the punishment is over, then people think twice before they something foolish to do.”
Hudson-Odoi had just as Southgate and Sterling after also briefly on the incidents in Podgorica, where England at peace already with 1-2 led. “These events are unacceptable. Hopefully, the UEFA here very well.”
By the big win in Montenegro is England sovereign-to-head in group A. ” The Three Lions won last week, with large figures of the Czech republic (5-0).
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