“In the first half I went down to get the ball for a throw-in and the fans started again with the monkey chants, but the first half was nowhere near as bad as the second half,” he said. “In the second half I had two stones hit me on the head when I went to get the ball for a throw-in. Every time I touched the ball there was monkey chanting again.”
However, Serbia captain Slobodan Medojevic accused the English players of triggering the incident at the end of the game.
“My teammates told me they were provoked by the gestures of the English players toward our fans at the stadium,” he said. “I don’t think it’s only our fault for the incidents, but also of the English players ... even if there were such chants, they could have been made by maximum five or six people.”