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Player cries after racist chants from fans

Player cries after racist chants from fans

- Partizan Belgrade midfielder Everton Luiz was subjected to ninety minutes of racist chants

- The midfielder cried after fulltime in the Belgrade derby between his side and Rad Beograd

Partizan Belgrade midfielder Everton Luiz, 28, left the pitch in tears the support of his team-mates after monkey noises were allegedly made in his direction.

The incident took place in Sunday's Belgrade derby against local rivals Rad Beograd.

Player cries after racist chants from fans

Everton consoled as he left the pitch

Vile supporters unveiled a banner insulting Brazilian star Luiz before the end of the match, which Partizan won 1-0.

The referee halted the game while the banner was removed, while public messages were released by stewards to try and get the Rad fans to stop their chanting but it fell on deaf ears.

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At the final whistle, Luiz made a one-fingered gesture in the direction of the Rad fans, who had to be restrained by the police.

Following the match, Luiz said: "I've been suffering racist abuse during the entire 90 minutes and also was upset by the home players, who supported that. They were all attacking me.

"I want to forget this as soon as possible. I love Serbia and the people here, that is why I cried.

"But please say no to racism!"

Player cries after racist chants from fans

Everton Luiz in tears after the match

Partizan coach Marko Nikolic added: "It's a return to the reality of Serbian football.

"Everton should not have reacted but something provoked his outburst, didn't it?"

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