Milan were held to a 2-2 draw by Red Star Belgrade at Rajko Mitic Stadium in the first leg of the last 32 Europa League, Friday (20/2/2021) early morning WIB. In this match, Ibrahimovic who was on the bench was not played by Milan coach Stefano Pioli.
He practically just sits in the audience at Red Star headquarters. While sitting in the audience, Ibrahimovic received racist insults from Red Star fans.
This can be seen from the video uploaded by journalist Arnesa Buljusmi-Kustura on her Twitter account.
“Video of insulting Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is of Bosnian ethnicity. He was ethnically insulted and abused at the Red Star Belgrade match,” wrote Arnesa in his upload.
“Balija” is an insult to ethnic Bosnians that have been used for years by Serbian nationalists. This is one of the greatest forms of harassment. “
Supporters are actually prohibited from coming to the stadium in this match because of protocol COVID-19. However, somehow a Red Star fan was able to enter the stadium and even commit a disgraceful act by shouting racist insults at Ibrahimovic.
Follow up on racist cases experienced Ibrahimovic This is the Red Star camp making its apologies. They also emphasized that they were thoroughly investigating this case to immediately find the perpetrator of this dishonorable act.
“As a club, we have done everything we can to ensure that match management is up to the standards of the matches of the two big clubs. We will not allow one primitive individual to tarnish the hospitality that is deeply rooted in our country and citizens,” said a Red Star statement. ESPN.
“Red Star has worked closely with the authorities to find the individual mentioned above. We urge the perpetrator to bear all the consequences of his behavior.”
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