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37 Serbian soccer fans arrested for racism October 15, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Nazi, Race, Racism, soccer.

The group, wearing white hoods, chanted Nazi slogans at a black player during Saturday’s first division match between Borac and Vozdovac in Cacak, police said Sunday. Vozdovac won 1-0.The match was interrupted for 10 minutes because of the chants, Nazi salutes and a banner which read that Borac’s Zimbabwean player Mike Tamvanyeri “must leave because you are not welcome.”

Twenty-nine Borac fans were released Sunday after spending a night in jail, while eight were kept in detention facing charges of “spreading racial hatred at a sports venue,” police said.

Borac coach Radovan Curcic said he was shocked by the fans’ behavior, and added that Tamvanyeri was “feeling bad because of all this.”

Racist outburst at sports competitions are common in Serbia.

Source: FoxSports.com

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