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Neville Urges Anti-Racism Stand

Blues skipper apalled at scenes during Under-21 match in Serbia.

Neville Urges Anti-Racism Stand
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Phil Neville believes international sides subjected to widespread racist abuse should make a stand by leaving the field of play.

The Blues' skipper shared his views via his Twitter account today following Tuesday night's disgraceful scenes at the end of England's victory over Serbia in their play-off for next year's Under-21 European Championship finals in Israel.

The FA have submitted a complaint to UEFA after missiles were thrown from the crowd and racist abuse was aimed at members of the England party after the final whistle of a game England won 1-0.

The Everton skipper tweeted: "Disgraceful what happened in Serbia last night - manager/captain should just take team off the field and refuse to play..."

He later added: "It's not about them winning, it's about making a proper stand..."

England defender Danny Rose was red carded after the final whistle of England's 1-0 after reacting angrily to alleged racist taunts.

Prime Minister David Cameron's office today joined the chorus of condemnation, with the PM's official spokesman saying: "He was appalled by the scenes that we have seen in Serbia.

"We are determined to stamp out racism internationally and at home and we are giving our full backing to the FA's complaint on this issue.

"Clearly it is for UEFA to investigate this issue but we would expect tough sanctions. If we are going to stamp out racism from football then it is no good giving derisory fines, as have been handed out in the past.

"It is not good enough to say that people should shake hands and forget about it."

England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce said in the aftermath of the game: "I think there was one or two racist incidents from the crowd. They've been reported to UEFA by us, it's in their hands now, they'll have to deal with that."

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