Confusion at the FA over Serbia U-21 charges
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The fallout from the racism scandal that involved England’s Under-21 play-off victory in Serbia this month continues after it has emerged that the Football Association has not been informed by the Serbian FA as to which two England U-21 players they have charged for what was deemed “acts of violence”.
The Daily Mirror reports that the two members in question of Stuart Pearce’s development squad could be Danny Rose, who received a red card after reacting to alleged racist abuse from the home Serbian fans, and England’s assistant Steve Wigley, despite video evidence showing him to be on the receiving end of abuse from the Serbian players and coaching staff.
UEFA has chosen to charge both countries’ football associations over the scenes in Krusevac while the Serbian FA have been charged with alleged racist abuse.
Pearce’s men booked their place in a fourth consecutive Under-21 European Championship tournament courtesy of two tight one-goal wins thanks to strikes from Craig Dawson. of West Brom. and Connor Wickham of Sunderland. The draw for Euro 2013, which will be held in Israel, will take place on 28 November 2012.
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