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We can only regret that football took a back seat but it is

Albania match abandoned following drone stunt

BELGRADE (Reuters) Canada Goose Parka The politically sensitive Euro 2016 qualifier 2018 canada goose outlet between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday following a Canada Goose Jackets brawl between players from both sides after Canada Goose Outlet a flag stunt.

Fans and players of Serbia and Albania scuffle during their Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match at the FK Partizan stadium in Belgrade October 14, 2014. Canada Goose online REUTERS/Marko Djurica

The Group I game, with no away fans permitted, was interrupted when a flag depicting so called cheap Canada Goose Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, was flown over the terraces and pitch by what appeared to be a remote controlled canada goose clearance sale mini buy canada goose jacket cheap drone near the end of the first half.

A Serbian player eventually grabbed the flag at the canada goose clearance Partizan stadium, prompting an angry reaction from Albanian players and an unsightly melee ensued.

happened is something we can comprehend at the moment, Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic told reporters.

behalf of my team, all I canada goose black friday sale can say is that we wanted to carry on and that we shielded the Albanian players every step of the way to the tunnel (after the riot broke out).

Albanian team said they were unfit physically and mentally to carry on after talking to the officials and they will now decide the fate of this match. We can only regret that football took a back seat but it is difficult to draw any conclusions or make any comments now.

A mini drone carrying a canada goose replica flag depicting so called Greater Albania, an area canada goose store covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, is flown over the pitch during their Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match against Albania at the buy canada goose jacket FK Partizan stadium in Belgrade October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Albanian captain Lorik Cana told Albanian television: saw my players canadian goose jacket being attacked and hit even inside the tunnel, and even by the stewards. We were not in the right psychological or physical state to continue playing.

PROVOCATION Serbian state television reported that Olsi Rama, the brother of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, canadagoosejacketca was arrested in the VIP section on suspicion of instigating the flag stunt.

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Albanian Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri said that to the best of his knowledge Olsi Rama had canada goose outlet toronto factory left the stadium for Canada Goose sale the airport, according to information he had from Serbia interior ministry and Albanian officials in Belgrade.

Asked if he had been arrested on suspicion of organizing the canada goose outlet store locations drone stunt, Tahiri told Reuters: to my knowledge. It speculation.

Security was tight Canada Goose Coats On Sale for a game at which no away fans were present and held against a backdrop of long running Serb Albanian tensions over Kosovo, a majority Albanian former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. NATO waged a 78 day air war in 1999 to halt the killing and expulsion of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo by Serbian forces fighting a two year counter insurgency war. Serbia does not recognize Kosovo as independent.

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was quoted on the website of Serbian daily Blic as saying: was a political canada goose coats provocation.

all saw what happened and I cannot comment on who is to blame or what canada goose clearance to blame. I will submit a canada goose deals report with my colleagues to UEFA and UEFA will decide what will happen further.

additional reporting by Alex Fraser and Matt Robinson in Belgrade and Benet Koleka in Canada Goose Online Tirana; editing by Justin Palmer/Peter Rutherford canada goose.

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