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Sunderland's Danny Rose calls for Serbia ban

Danny Rose said he was subjected to monkey taunts long before the violent scenes, which stained the end of the Euro 2013 play-off.
Danny Rose said he was subjected to monkey taunts long before the violent scenes, which stained the end of the Euro 2013 play-off. Credit: Press Association Images

Sunderland's Danny Rose has called for Serbia to be banned after complaining of racial abuse during the England Under-21 match against Serbia last night.

The England defender said he was hit by missiles during the game and was subjected to monkey taunts long before the violent scenes which stained the end of the Euro 2013 play-off.

Rose was sent off after the final whistle for kicking a ball in anger in response to provocation as scuffles broke out involving Serbian supporters, players and other officials.

Rose told Sky Sports News: "I remember getting slapped twice and then I got ushered away. That's when I kicked the ball - and the referee sent me off. I don't understand, the game had finished by then but he still sent me off for kicking the ball."

Rose added: "As I went off again there was monkey chanting, but the monkey chanting started long before I got sent off. After 60 minutes my head wasn't really on the game. They have to be banned. I don't understand how else they can learn from it, they have to be banned.

"I don't understand how else they can learn from it, they have to be banned."

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New-born twins have separate nationalities

Twins Dylan and Hannah
Twins Dylan and Hannah Credit: Donna Keenan

Donna Keenan went into labour at her home in Northumberland four weeks early. Dylan Joseph was born at home in Wooler but his sister refused to emerge. So paramedics rushed Donna to Borders General Hospital where Hannah Rose was born, making her Scottish!

Twins Dylan and Hannah
Cross border twin babies Credit: Donna Keenan
Twins Dylan and Hannah
Mum Donna with her twins Credit: Donna Keenan
Twins Dylan and Hannah
He's English, she's Scottish Credit: Donna Keenan

Fans watch England knocked out of Euro 2012

Fans watch football on big screen
Fans watch Andy Carroll on the big screen Credit: ITV

Hundreds of fans gathered in Newcastle city centre to watch Italy knock England out of Euro 2012. Darkness fell over crowds at the big screen by the city's Monument, as the game went first to 30 minutes of extra time and then to a penalty shoot-out.

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Fans could not bring themselves to watch England's defeat Credit: ITV
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A fan in Newcastle covers his face during the penalty shoot-out Credit: ITV

For full coverage of the game, see ITV News.

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Campbell makes England debut

Campbell at Wembley
Campbell walks out in front of 76,000 at Wembley Credit: ITV News

Sunderland striker Frazier Campbell has started his full international playing career for England. He made his debut from the bench against Holland at Wembley.

Banners in the crowd for Campbell
Banners in the crowd for Campbell Credit: ITV News

The call-up by caretaker manager Stuart Pearce is Campbell's reward for a tremendous spell since his comeback for Sunderland, after 17 months out with injuries. Unfortunately it wasn't a winning debut. England lost 3-2.

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