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تاريخ التسجيل : 20/06/2012
|موضوع: Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince banned after Serbia fracas الخميس ديسمبر 13, 2012 10:15 pm|| |
Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince banned after Serbia fracas Thomas Ince and Steven Caulker have been banned over incidents that took place during
England Under-21s' win over Serbia
Four Serbian players have also been banned, while two of their coaches are suspended for two years.
Uefa has ordered Serbia to play their next competitive
under-21 match behind closed doors, and they have also been fined
The FA are set to appeal against Ince and Caulker's one and two match bans.
England's players were racially abused during the 1-0 victory in Krusevac.
Uefa will send the FA their full written reasons for
their decision and the FA then have three days to decide whether to
But FA general secretary Alex Horne said: "It is The
FA's vehement belief that its players and staff acted correctly in the
face of provocation, including racist abuse and missiles being thrown.
"We are therefore surprised to see that two of our players have been given suspensions.
"We shall await Uefa's reasoning but it is our intention, at this stage, to support our players and appeal these decisions.
"We are disappointed with the sanctions levied by Uefa
with regards to the racist behaviour displayed towards England's
"Let's be clear, racism is unacceptable in any form,
and should play no part in football. The scenes were deplorable and we
do not believe the sanction sends a strong enough message."
England head coach Stuart Pearce insists his players did nothing wrong.
He said: "I am concerned to see our players suspended by Uefa and we will continue to support them.
Racist chanting sparks scuffles "I maintain that our players played no part in the
aggression. From what I witnessed our players and staff were forced to
protect themselves in the violent scenes that followed the game."
Uefa said Serbia were punished due to the "improper
conduct of its supporters during and at the end of the match, as well as
for the improper conduct of the Serbia players at the end of the game".
Blackpool winger Ince, 20, will sit out the England
Under-21s' Euro 2013 game against Italy in June, while Tottenham
defender Caulker, 20, will also be absent from the match against Norway.
Uefa's control and disciplinary body dismissed disciplinary proceedings opened against the Football Association.
Serbia assistant coach Predrag Katic has been banned
from football for two years, with the final six months suspended for a
probationary period of three years.
Fitness coach Andreja Milunovic has been banned from
all football-related activities for two years, with the second suspended
for a probationary period of three years.
Serbia pl Ognjen Mudrinski and Nikola Ninkovic have already been suspended for a yearayers
by the Serbian Football Federation and they were handed respective three and two-match bans.
Goran Causic has been suspended for four games and Filip Malbasic is banned for three matches.
Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson said: "I am
disappointed in the punishment that has been handed to the Serbian FA
given the widespread racist abuse that England's under-21 team suffered
"Racism is completely unacceptable and we need tough sanctions to help combat it."
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand
"Uefa are not serious at all on racism. Fines do not work at all.
They have zero impact on federations, clubs ,fans (and) players.
"Uefa need to talk to this generation. They don't seem
to be up to date on this issue. Harsh punishments needed as a
Kick It Out's Troy Townsend, whose son Andros played in
the game in Krusevac, thinks that the penalties against the Serbian
federation were not heavy enough.
He told BBC Radio 5 live: "Steps need to be taken to
make sure these things don't happen again and I'm not sure that is going
to be the case.
"It's not nice for anyone to be watching those
pictures, players being chased around the pitch, the chanting and
England management being hit.
"I feel that Serbia have got away with it and the [Serbian] FA needs to be accountable.
"It's great fining them and banning the players, but at
some stage the FA have to be held accountable and it's not the first
time they've been involved in incidents and they're getting away with it
again with a slap on the wrist."