Serbian PM orders probe into racism allegations


BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -Serbia's prime minister has ordered a police probe into the scuffle and allegations of racist abuse during a Serbia-England under-21 football match, but said it was too soon to say whether the claims or racism were true.

Ivica Dacic said Wednesday that all those who took part in the scuffles that broke out on the pitch between the players and officials from both teams after Tuesday's match must be identified and brought to justice.

But Dacic, who is also Serbia's police chief, said the claims of racial abuse against black England players could not be verified before the investigation is completed.

England defender Danny Rose said he was racially abused throughout the match by the home crowd.

England won 1-0 to qualify for next year's under-21 European Championship.

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