Sissoko wants Serb punished
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko has urged Uefa to punish Nenad Jestrovic.Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko has urged Uefa to severely punish Nenad Jestrovic, after the Anderlecht player was sent off for racial abuse.
Jestrovic was dismissed during Anderlecht's 3-0 defeat at Anfield in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, just minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Danish referee Kim Milton Nielsen showed Jestrovic the red card for using racist language towards Reds midfielder Sissoko.
The Mali international has now called on the authorities to make an example of the Serb, who has vehemently protested his innocence.
"This type of behaviour deserves a serious punishment because it sets a bad example to the whole world," said Sissoko.
"The referee heard it but now the player claims he didn't say anything.
"I do not understand the attitude of Jestrovic. It was the first time we came up against each other in the match and he seriously insulted me without provocation. It was his reaction that I do not understand."
But Jestrovic claims Sissoko was the aggressor in the incident which led to his dismissal and is adamant he did not use racist language.
Jestrovic also confronted Nielsen after the game and was quick to blame the Danish official for his Anfield exit.
"I went to his dressing room but I didn't go there to apologise," said Jestrovic. "I wanted to know why I'd been sent off.
"But all I got was an arrogant response. He wants to be the star of the show on the pitch and it was the same afterwards.
"I am very upset because Sissoko provoked me, just as he did two weeks ago. I didn't react then but when he elbowed me and called me a son of a bitch this time, I couldn't help myself.
"Even so, I didn't use racist abuse."