There was a serious physical altercation in the middle of the field. At that moment, Red Star was leading 2-1 thanks to Sherif Endiaje’s goals, and due to Barbose’s malicious strike, nobody in the Serbian champion’s camp was in the mood for football anymore. The referee tried to convince Milojević to calm the passions, but the Red Star coach refused to listen and ordered his players to leave the field, most likely out of fear that there would be similar conflicts until the end of the match that could lead to injuries.
“This was our second consecutive tough match, we played well, but I’m not satisfied with how it ended. It’s not nice that the match didn’t finish because we wanted at least a draw. Maybe our good play irritated the opponents who then reacted nervously,” emphasized the coach of the club currently occupying second-to-last place in the Bulgarian championship.
“We know that Red Star is a big club, but these are also preparations for us and we wanted to play a good match. Maybe they expected us to just stroll around the field and for them to easily win. No, we played well and worked hard.
The scenes that happened at the end are not pleasant, and I do not support them, there’s no place for that in football, but such tensions did not come from our side. I respect the opponent, but they have to respect us as well,” he added.