Bilic slams racist behaviour from Croatia fans

17 June 2012 06:17

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has slammed racist fans and called for them to be banned from football after Italy's Mario Balotelli was abused during the two countries' match last week.

"In the name of our nation, not just our team, I am really disappointed about this as a Croatian, as a parent, as sportsman, as a person who comes from a modern, open-minded tolerant state," said Bilic.

"I don't like this kind of supporter, neither do my players. I don't even want them in the stadium.

"We are not a racist country, everyone is welcome, which is why we are angry at these crazy supporters and we have to minimalise this.

"We have to sanction these supporters and we must do everything we can to try to stop this kind of supporter for ever."

Source: AFP