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Partizan Belgrade's Everton Luiz in tears after racist abuse against Rad

Everton Luiz suffered abuse throughout the match.

Partizan Belgrade midfielder Everton Luiz was left in tears after persistent racist abuse during his team's Serbian league victory over Rad on Sunday.

The Brazilian, who joined Partizan last year, played through monkey chants and other abuse including a racist banner in the stands where Rad fans were standing.

The banner was removed after intervention by the referee, and on Monday the Serbian Football Association suspended Rad's stadium in Belgrade until further notice because of the fans' behaviour.

There were scuffles between the players after the match, which Partizan won 1-0, after Everton Luiz made an offensive gesture to Rad supporters.

Wiping away tears, the player said he had "faced racist abuse during the entire match."

Serbian fans have become notorious for racism against black players, with Rad supporters known for their nationalist ultra-right wing behaviour.

In October 2012, the British government wrote to UEFA to demand "tough sanctions" against Serbia following the racial abuse of England players during an under-21 match.

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