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Arsenal legend Wright: Throw Serbia out of football

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has called for Serbia to be kicked out of football after last night's disgraceful scenes during England U21's victory.

Wright wrote in The Sun: "That's it. Enough. Serbia must be thrown out of international football.

"For the sickening racist abuse and missiles hurled at England's Under-21 players by their supporters.

"For the disgraceful violence their players and coaching staff dished out to their visiting English counterparts.

"And, most of all, for not learning their lesson. They cannot say they have not been warned. Last year UEFA president Michel Platini threatened Serbia with expulsion from Euro 2012 and their clubs with exclusion from European competition if they did not sort out their hooliganism and racism problems.

"Well, now let us see just how serious Platini, FIFA and everyone else in football are about tackling these issues.

"I do not care if the Serbs were given a year's deadline to fall into line and then did enough to be allowed to go to Poland and Ukraine last summer.

"Now they have lowered themselves again, when they have not got any immediate threat.

"I would love to know what the highest fine is that FIFA or UEFA have handed out for racism. They give bigger fines to players than they do to federations."

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