Police Investigate Racist Abuse Claim as Aleksandar Kolarov Argues With Fan Carrying Albanian Flag

Etihad Stadium wide-man under investigation.

Police are investigating an allegation of racist abuse after Manchester City star Aleksandar Kolarov became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator at St James’ Park.

Northumbria Police confirmed they had received a complaint in the wake of City’s 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory at Newcastle this afternoon.

A spokesman said: ‘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 today.

‘Northumbria Police takes such allegations extremely seriously and enquiries are ongoing into the incident.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail

It is believed that the 27-year-old Serbian international became involved in a heated exchange with a supporter carrying an Albania flag as he warmed up on the sideline during the game, prior to coming on as an early sub for injured team-mate Samir Nasri.

There is a history of tension between Serbia and Albania, particularly over the disputed Kosovo region. Kolarov will apparently speak with police over the matter next week.

Kolarov was himself subbed after picking up a knock towards the end of Man City’s win over Newcastle United.

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