Thursday 21 November 2019

'Partizan' ref causes cup final walkout

The Serbian Cup final ended in scandal after Vojvodina Novi Sad's players walked off the pitch in a farcical protest over controversial refereeing decisions, handing Partizan Belgrade their 12th title.

Partizan were leading 2-1 when Vojvodina had an 80th-minute goal ruled out -- just after referee Slobodan Veselinovic had awarded Partizan a harsh-looking penalty, which they scored.

Led by incensed coach Zoran Milinkovic, Vojvodina walked off and sarcastically applauded Veselinovic and the Partizan side, who tried to persuade them to carry on. Partizan were left to celebrate on their own in front of 10,000 of their fans.

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