LONDON (AP) — A week after Montenegro fans racially abused England players, a partial apology from the country was delivered in person at Wembley Stadium.
Montenegro Football Association general secretary Momir Djurdjevac, speaking at a UEFA conference on discrimination on Tuesday, insisted it was yet to be proven that monkey chants were hurled at players in the European Championship qualifier.
Djurdjevac said a number of officials inside the Podgorica stadium didn’t hear the abuse decried by England players, including the country’s president, prime minster, sports minister, and Olympic committee head. Djurdjevac highlighted how the referee didn’t stop last Monday’s game and claimed the UEFA delegate didn’t hear the abuse.
“I’m not saying it didn’t occur,” Djurdjevac said through a translator at the home of English