On 14th October 2014 Albania was at Belgrade to play a football match against Serbia. Everything seemed to be okay on the first 40 minutes. On the half of that time Serbia was playing well, and had a lot of chances to score. But after 20th minute albanian players were trying their best and were so close to score. Fans chanted "Ubij, ubij siptar" ( Kill, kill the albanians )throughout the 40 minutes the game was played.. They started throwing heavy things at albanian players. So match stopped for this reason.When the match was stopped an albanian flag was flying across the sky. Stefan Mitrovic (a serbian player ) leaps to grab the flag and pull it and drone to the ground - leading to chaos. Nemanja Gudelj holds the flag while Albania's Bekim Balaj and Andi Lila try to protect it.
Here are seven things you need to know for that match :
1. Albanian fans were not allowed to attend the match. Serb authorities said they would arrest anyone who showed any symbol of the visiting team in the stadium.
2. The Serb crowd chanted, “Ubij, Ubij Siptar” – “Kill, Kill the Albanians,” throughout the 40 minutes the game was played.
3. The stadium was filled with Serb nationalistic political banners, like “Kosovo is Serbia” and other slogans relating to Bosnia and Croatia. The Serb fans loudly booed the Albanian national anthem.
4. Hard objects and fireworks were thrown on Albanian players well before the drone started flying. The few Albanian journalists who had dared to go to Belgrade also reported that they were pelted with hard objects throughout the first half.
4. Ivan Bogdanovic, the Serb hooligan who led the 2010 Italy match riot, was seen invading the pitch. He served jail time in Serbia after the Italy incident, in which he burned an Albanian flag. That game had to be abandoned as well. Yesterday he led a group of masked supporters into the pitch before being kicked out by police.
6. More than half of Albania’s national team has roots in Kosovo, which split from Serbia in the late 90s in a violent conflict that ended through a NATO intervention 15 years ago. The alliance’s flag was also burned in Belgrade last night. (Albania has been a NATO member since 2009. Serbia is officially EU-minded, but also Russia-friendly.)