After banning Red Star to play in Gracanica Popovic sent a protest letter to ambassadors: This is discrimination and politically motivated decision of FFK

The Mayor of Gračanica, Srdjan Popovic, sent an open letter to the embassies in Pristina, the OSCE and UEFA after the Football Federation of Kosovo had banned Red Star to play a friendly charity match in Gracanica on Wednesday. 

In a letter to the ambassadors, Popovic said that he voiced his protest and deep dissatisfaction with, as he stated, discrimination and a clearly politically motivated FFK decision.

The RTK channel in Serbian says that Popovic sent a protest letter to the Football Federation of Kosovo as well. This federation remains in the position to ban the visit of FC Red Star even after the conversation with the mayor.

The president of the Football Federation of Kosovo, Fadil Vokri, confirmed earlier for the Pristina based Koha Ditore that the Football Federation of Kosovo had not given permission to Red Star to play in Gracanica this week. The reason – "racist insults" and "anti-Kosovan messages". In no instance were there racist, or political chanting," said the mayor of Gračanica, on the other side. To read more on the news, please read HERE.

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