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Manchester City Star Accused Of Racial Abuse

6:27 am, Sunday, December 16th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Northumbria Police are investigating an allegation that the Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov racially abused two Newcastle fans at St James’ Park yesterday, who were displaying the Albanian flag.

Aleksandar Kolarov

Aleksander Kolarov – police investigating Serbian for racial abuse

It is supposed to have happened during the first half of yesterday’s game, in which Newcastle lost top the Premier League Champions 3-1, as the 38 times capped Serbian International was warming up on the touch-line ready to come into the game.

Kolarov apparently got involved in a lengthy verbal exchange with the supporters, who were waving the Albanian flag, and the supporters lodged a formal complaint to stewards at the scene.

Northumbria Police confirmed they had received a complaint and they were taking the accusations seriously:

“Northumbria Police has received a report of racist language having been used at the St James’ Park stadium during the Newcastle United v Manchester City match.” “Northumbria Police takes such allegations extremely seriously and enquiries are ongoing into the incident.”

There is of course great tensions between Serbia and Albania, particularly over the  Kosovo region, which is disputed between the two countries, and it’s obvious the police are taking the allegations seriously.

Kolarov is said to be vehemently denying the charges.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 geordie_upon_tyne // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    1st

  • 2 shpetmeister // Dec 16, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    So a shame that the camera next to him recorded everything he said, and 300 witneses behind me saw what he did.

  • 3 Phil K // Dec 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Its too bloody easy to “accuse”
    Mention racism “islamophobia” or “homophobia” or “sexism” (as we’ve leaned from the disgraceful feeding frenzy after Savile) and suddenly it’s GUILTY until proven innocent rather than the other way round.
    human rights for accusers only it seems (unless you’re a terrorist of course, then you’re innocent until proven innocent especially if guilty as Qattadah has shown)
    This is ridiculous and embarrassing for Newcastle.

  • 4 shpetmeister // Dec 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    U dont know the story and the background of serbs albanian. So please read it first, read what he did than make an oppinion. He is guilty as guilty a man can be. That guy has seriously issues.

  • 5 FatmanJoe // Dec 16, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Phil. Before the story broke there were fans on here complaining about him abusing a couple of young fans in the stand.

    Nothing embarassing about it at all.

  • 6 Phil K // Dec 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Interesting that we’ve got a couple who WEREN’T there lecturing ME about not coming to conclusions becaus I wasn’t there !
    It IS ridiculous.
    All too bloody easy to accuse. Both of you automatically assume these people are telling the truth and not being motivated by THEIR bigotry.
    Two sides to every story.
    Isn’t the first time this has happened, people accusing others who came from a known opposition elsewhere when they’ve done no such thing.
    What if he’s told them to eff off and they’ve….beefed it up – a LOT ?
    The worst abuse I have ever heard from rival players against Newcastle fans was Colin Calderwood when he was at Tottenham. (Despised the bastard after that) and of course Neil Lennon and other Leicester players.
    It happens now.
    Easy for people with issues to invent more.

  • 7 futurefanbaseofNUFC // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    obviously thats Phil K”olarov”

    defending himself

    /laughing out loud.




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