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Tuesday May 24 2011
Serbian hooligan deported

Ivan the Terrible, the hooligan that led rioting in Italy-Serbia last October, has been released from prison and deported.

The supporter, Ivan Bogdanov (pictured), became the symbol of the orchestrated crowd trouble that prevented the Euro 2012 match from going ahead at Genoa's Stadio Ferraris on October 12, 2010.

Also nicknamed ‘The Beast,' he was sentenced to three years and three months in prison back on March 8, 2011.

However, he has now officially been released and deported back to Serbia.

The game was called off after a handful of minutes when Serb hooligans threw fireworks and other objects on to the pitch, smashed the Plexiglas walls and Bogdanov used bolt-cutters to break the protective net around their area of the stadium.

Italy were handed the 3-0 result by UEFA and Serbia had to play their next official game against Northern Ireland behind closed doors.

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