Serbian Soccer Player Says He Was Attacked by His Own Team's Fans

0:43 | Planet Futbol
Police arrest Spanish soccer federation president and son
Friday July 21st, 2017

Losing is no fun. Getting beat up by your own fans after losing is, uh, a lot worse. 

That's exactly what Nikola Trujic is claiming happened to him. Trujic, who plays for Serbian soccer side FK Vojvodina, said he was attacked by his team's fans after the side lost a UEFA Europa League qualifying match in Slovakia. 

FIFPro, the world soccer player's union, released a statement immediately following the game claiming "a group of the Serbian club's supporters was able to gain access to the away team's (Vojvodina) changing room, before intimidating and physically assaulting the player."

"They caught me by the neck, I got a blow to my head," Trujic told Serbian media.

Vojvodina lost the match 2-0 to Ruzemberok, which knocked Vojvodina out of qualifying by a 3-2 aggregate score. 

 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.