Serbia threaten to QUIT the Euros, which would spark chaos in England’s group, as their FA demand Croatia and Albania are punished for chanting ‘Kill, Kill, Kill the Serbs’

Serbia have threatened to quit the European Championship if UEFA do not impose strict punishment on Croatia and Albania following offensive chants during their clash on Wednesday. 

The two nations played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in Hamburg, but the behaviour of their respective has become a major talking point in the hours that have followed. 

Both sets of supporters could be heard shouting ‘Kill the Serbs’ during their clash. 

This understandably has not gone down well with the Serbian FA, who have called on European football’s top governing body to take action.

‘What happened is scandalous and we will ask UEFA for sanctions, even at the cost of not continuing the competition,’ Serbian FA General Secretary Jovan Surbatovic said. 

Serbia have threatened to quit the European Championship if UEFA do not take action against Croatia and Albania for their fan’s chanting

‘We are sure that they will be punished, because they have already responded to our appeal to remove the so-called journalist from Albania from the championship. We will request UEFA to punish the federations of both selections. We don’t want to participate in that, but if UEFA doesn’t punish them, we will think about how to proceed.

‘We were punished for the cases of fishing and our fans behaved much better than the others. One fan was fined for racist abuse and we don’t want it to be attributed to others. We Serbs are gentlemen and we have an open heart, so I appeal to the fans to remain gentlemen.’

Animosity from Croatians and Albanian towards Serbs has its modern roots in the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1995. The first-ever meeting between Croatia and Serbia in 2013 was branded the ‘match of the decade’ by the media in both countries and tickets for the clash at the 34,000 stadium sold out within hours.

Despite there being no away fans present in the stadium, there will be 1,500 police officers patrolling the game in a bid to prevent any outburst of nationalism.

Similarly, when Serbia faced Albania for the first time as independent nations, their Euro 2016 qualifier descended into chaos on the pitch and in the stands – and the arrest of the brother of the Albanian Prime Minister.

Serbia were eventually awarded a 3-0 victory by UEFA after the game was abandoned, with their FA claiming the their team acted with restraint despite being provoked by the ‘offensive’ flag and were then attacked when they tried to remove it from the field.