The head of the Football Association of Montenegro (FSCG) has branded fans who forced the abandonment of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia as “barbarians”.Visiting goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was struck by a lit flare thrown from the crowd within a minute of kick-off in Podgorica, causing the match to be suspended for around half an hour.Play resumed but trouble then erupted between the players in the second half after Russia’s Roman Shirokov missed a penalty with the score at 0-0. With further objects coming from the stands, both teams left the field and German referee Deniz Aytekin called the game off after 67 minutes.A statement from UEFA on Friday night said it would “wait to receive reports from the delegate and referee to open disciplinary proceedings”.In a statement published on the FSGC’s website, the association’s secretary general Momir Durdevac said: “The match from the first minute was on the verge of interruption.”You saw how many people were involved in the organisation, how many times we asked the crowd to refrain from everything.”But it seems that we do not deserve, neither the country nor the national team, a place in the big competition.”They are here to disrupt, they are here to… Read full this story
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