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Doncaster born Danny Rose describes 'racism' at England U21 game

Danny Rose, seen above in a recent international, was targeted for abuse in Serbia. Photo: PA archive

The FA has reported "a number of incidents of racism" to Uefa after violent scenes marred the England Under-21s' win in Serbia tonight.

Defender Danny Rose from Doncaster was sent off after the final whistle after responding angrily to apparent monkey taunts from the crowd at the end of the Euro 2013 play-off in Krusevac.

Scuffles also broke out when supporters invaded the field moments after Connor Wickham struck in injury time to complete a 2-0 aggregate win and book England's place at next summer's tournament.

Danny Rose seen in the first leg of England's U-21 playoff against Serbia at Carrow Road in Norwich. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA

Danny has described the racial abuse he suffered in Serbia:

"It started when we went out for the warm-up," he told Sky Sports News.

"They started the monkey chanting straight away. I asked the lads if they could hear it and they said they could hear it.

"In the first half I went down to get the ball for a throw-in and the fans started again with the monkey chants, but the first half was nowhere near as bad as the second half.

"In the second half I had two stones hit me on the head when I went to get the ball for a throw-in. Every time I touched the ball there was monkey chanting again.

"After 60 minutes my mind wasn't really on the game after that. I was just so angry and it was just so hard to concentrate.

"Then obviously we scored. After 90 minutes' worth of abuse I just expressed my emotions as soon as we scored.

"Then the next thing I know all the Serbia players have run over and were all surrounding me, pushing me and a brawl broke out."

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