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UEFA waiting on report to see how banned Red Star Belgrade fans got into Spurs game

The governing body banned Red Star’s fans after they were found guilty of racism in a qualifying game in Finland in July.

Red Star Belgrade manager Vladan Milojevic (Nick Potts/PA)
Red Star Belgrade manager Vladan Milojevic (Nick Potts/PA)

By Jonathan Veal, PA

UEFA will wait for a report from their delegate before deciding whether to investigate how Red Star Belgrade fans got into their Champions League game at Tottenham.

The governing body banned Red Star’s fans from attending the Group B game after being found guilty of racism in a qualifying game in Finland in July.

But around 200 supporters made it into the ground and congregated in the North Stand, making themselves heard with chanting before being segregated from home fans by stewards.

The ban on away fans impacted Tottenham’s ability to sell more tickets as they were not allowed to put any on general sale.

Speaking in the pre-match press conference on Monday, Red Star coach Vladan Milojevic said he was upset his side would not have any supporters inside the stadium.

Milojevic insisted he condemns racism, but expressed a desire to see some away fans in attendance.

“This is the 21st century, it is distasteful to talk about this issue,” he said. “I absolutely condemn any racist behaviour.

“On the other hand I would love to see our supporters here tomorrow, they really do help us, we feel better when they are around.

“I am a man of sport and I simply don’t really talk about this, but if you are asking me if I condemn this sort of behaviour, I absolutely do.”

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