Serbia Goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic Thanks Partizan Fans For Support

Attacked Serbia goalie Vladimir Stojkovic has thanked the Partizan fans for their support in the aftermath of Tuesday's events...
Beleaguered Serbia shot stopper Vladimir Stojkovic has published a statement on the official Partizan website to thank the club's fans for their support in the aftermath of Tuesday's events.

Hours before the Euro 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia, the goalkeeper was allegedly attacked by Red Star Belgrade fans who stormed the team bus. Stojkovic was not even named on the bench against Italy following the incident.

"I'm glad that what happened on Tuesday is now a thing of the past. I'd like to thank the club and the fans for all their support. Some people have made a big problem out of something that's completely unimportant and I don't want to think about that," reads a statement on the Partizan website.

"I want to focus on playing for Partizan. We have some important games coming up and play in the Champions League again next week. I don't want to get involved in what has happened and want to let the authorities solve the problems that are out there."

In a separate statement, Partizan condemned Tuesday's events in Genoa. Additionally, the Serbian giants repeated that they're in full support of Stojkovic and want to do their utmost to help him through the situation."

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