Both teams outraged after UEFA announce controversial decision following chaos during Serbia’s Euro 2016 match against Albania in Belgrade…
UEFA have come to a somewhat controversial decision over the punishment of Serbia and Albania following the pandemonium that resulted in the abandonment of their Euro 2016 qualifying match.
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Serbia will have to play their next two European qualifying matches behind closed doors, while both teams have been fined €100,000, The Guardian reports. Serbia were awarded a 3-0 win be default, they will also be docked three points however, meaning neither team will receive any points.
The incident all started when a remote controlled drone was flown into the stadium bearing a “Greater Albania” flag. This sparked outrage from the Serbian players and fans, with the match being abandoned after the Albanian players were forced to flee the pitch while being viciously attacked.
The Albanian FA have claimed that the decision is a “travesty”, stating that their players’ lives were in danger due to Serbia’s inability to control their crowd.
Albania have claimed that they were forced to abandon the match rather than doing so voluntarily; their players unable to return to the pitch as they feared for their lives.