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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
England Under-21 captain Jordan Henderson has condemned the scenes of racist abuse his team-mates received in Serbia.
The Three Lions players were subjected to abuse and Serbia fans came onto the pitch at the end of the 1-0 victory for Stuart Pearce’s side.
“Everyone is delighted with the result and going to the Euros, but what happened tonight wasn’t nice and is not called for in football,” Henderson said.
“There was a lot of racist abuse out there from the stands and a lot going on after the game, which is hard to take for the players.
“The players coped with the abuse really well. It’s not nice, they kept their heads and were professional. I thought our players were brilliant and conducted themselves very well.
“The players completely condemn what happened.
“There was also stones, coins and seats getting thrown at us. I didn’t understand why Danny Rose was sent off at the end - I didn’t see he did anything wrong, other than get abused.
“UEFA must deal with this in the right way.”