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.
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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