Jordan Henderson wants UEFA to come down hard on Serbia following racist abuse

Danny Rose: Subjected to racist abuse from Serbia supporters

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Jordan Henderson has called on UEFA to take action against Serbia after seeing England players subjected to racist abuse.

England's U21 side booked their place at the 2013 European Championship on Tuesday with a 1-0 victory in the second leg of their play-off tie, with Connor Wickham netting in the dying seconds.

As he celebrated, missiles rained down from the stands.

Further unsavoury scenes then greeted the final whistle, with Danny Rose reacting angrily to the racist taunts aimed in his direction and members of the England coaching staff finding themselves caught up in a melee by the tunnel.

Liverpool midfielder Henderson told the Football Association's official website: "Everyone is delighted with the result and going to the Euros, but what happened tonight wasn't nice and is not called for in football.

"There was a lot of racist abuse out there from the stands and a lot going on after the game, which is hard to take for the players."

On Rose and the scuffles which broke out on the field, Henderson added: "The players coped with the abuse really well. It's not nice. They kept their heads and were professional. I thought our players were brilliant and conducted themselves very well.

"The players completely condemn what happened. There were also stones, coins and seats getting thrown at us. I didn't understand why Danny Rose was sent off at the end - I didn't see he did anything wrong, other than get abused.

"UEFA must deal with this in the right way."

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