ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Three humans detained in Croatia over an attack on Serbian water polo crew gamers at a seaside cafe face hate crime prices, police said Monday. The incident within the Adriatic port metropolis of Split, which occurred on Saturday earlier than a regional league healthy among Mornar Split and Red Star Belgrade, also strained members of the family among Serbia and Croatia, which fought a war in the 1990s. Red Star goalkeeper Alessandro Kralj said he become pressured to jump into the freezing sea to avoid the attackers wielding sticks and a knife and “keep me.” The Serbian crew returned to Belgrade without playing the healthy. In Belgrade, Kralj confirmed at an information convention what he stated became a knife wound on his leg. “The only solution I had at that moment become to jump into the sea,” Kralj stated. “The (Croatian) police also instructed me in a while that I did the right issue.” Tensions are nonetheless high between the 2 Balkan associates. Despite the looming nationalist hatred, regional Balkan leagues are played in many sports activities, inclusive of basketball.
“A few idiots can demolish what is built for many years with the super issue,” Red Star director Nebojsa Covic stated. Croatian police said Monday that the incident started after Croatian hooligans saw Kralj wear a Red Star jersey beneath his tune match. If observed guilty, the Croatian suspects resist 12 years in prison. Serbia launched a proper protest to Croatia while the Croatian authorities condemned the assault and called for the quick legal movement against the attackers.