Thursday November 12 2020
Mihajlovic: 'Vieira called me f... gypsy'

Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has admitted he should not have racially abused Patrick Vieira in Lazio's game against Arsenal in 2000, ‘Even if he called me f… gypsy for the whole game.’

Mihajlovic spoke with Il Corriere della Sera about his managerial and playing career.

“One thing I wouldn’t do again happen in October 2000, Lazio-Arsenal in Champions League.

“Since I play football I have given and taken spit and elbows and insults. It also happens with Vieira.

“I told him f…black and I was given a three-match ban. I was wrong, and so much. But he had called me f… gypsy throughout the whole game.

“There is no such thing as racism against us Serbs.”

In the same interview, the Bologna coach also spoke about his fight against leukaemia.