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The former Aston Villa striker feels that the Serbian FA must ban racist fans from attending games to prevent a repeat of the ugly scenes displayed on Tuesday evening

The technical director of the Serbian Football Association Savo Milosevic has called on his country to follow England's example in their attempt to expel racism from football.

The former Aston Villa striker was appalled by scenes which greeted the final whistle of the second leg of England under-21's European Championship play-off with Serbia.

Stuart Pearce's emerged victorious from the clash in Krusevac, which was settled when Conor Whickham slotted into an empty net to seal a 1-0 win on the night and send the Three Lions through with a 2-0 aggregate triumph.

However, the victory was marred by racist abuse aimed at England's black players by the Serbian fans. The unsavoury chants caused frustration among the England camp which spilled over into a post-match brawl between players and coaching staff from both sides.

The English FA has reported the matter to Uefa and has pleaded with the governing the body of European football to take action. Milosevic agrees that the Serbian authorities need to rid their game of such behaviour and feels that they should follow England's lead and ban anyone who uses racist abuse from attending matches in the future.

He told CNN: "To solve the problem of racism in football, I would do what England did with hooligans years ago."

Milosevic also revealed that he immediately apologised to Pearce and the rest of the England players and staff after the tension between the two sides had been quelled.

He added: "I went to England dressing room and I apologised for what has happened."

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