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Red Star Belgrade fans break players’ car windows, throw shampoo bottles inside

Brooks Peck
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On Monday, Red Star Belgrade players issued an open letter expressing concerns over the club's financial instability. According to the Associated Press, they said their training pitches aren't well maintained and they aren't even supplied with shampoo in the dressing room showers. So on Tuesday, a group of the club's supporters smashed the windows of nine cars belonging to players and threw shampoo bottles inside the vehicles.

This comes a few weeks after fans demanded that the players hand over their shirts after a loss. When the players meekly did as they were asked, the fans then threw seats and lighters at them.

This line from the AP neatly sums up the situation:

Red Star, which won the European Cup in 1991, owes millions of dollars to its players, coaches and creditors and for years has endured poor results. The fans blame the players.

As you can see in the image above, these players aren't exactly driving Bentley's to work. The unpaid wages are a hardship for them, so to treat them as Red Star fans have seems like it's only making a terrible situation even worse. But on the bright side, at least they have shampoo now.

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