So Blingo, is this not PC the other way around?
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP)
Midfielder Adem Ljajic has been suspended from the Serbian national team for failing to sing the national anthem before a friendly against Spain, Serbia's football association said Monday.
It said in a statement that Serbia's new coach, Sinisa Mihajlovic, ''sent Ljajic home'' because he did not comply with his set of rules that stipulate players have to sing the anthem before all international matches.
Ljajic, who is a Muslim unlike most of the players who are Christian Orthodox, did not sing the anthem ''because of his personal reasons,'' the statement said.
''The coach had a meeting with Ljajic,'' the statement said. ''After getting the information that because of his personal reasons he did not sing the anthem, Sinisa Mihajlovic told the player to return home.''
Serbia lost 2-0 to Spain in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on Saturday. Serbia, which did not qualify for the European Championship, is to play France in another friendly match later this week.
The association said that when the 20-year-old Ljajic changes his ''personal stand,'' he will be allowed back into the squad.
Earlier this month Ljajic was slapped by his former Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi as he returned to the bench after being substituted in a Serie A game. Ljajic had stuck his thumb up ironically.http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/soccer/story/Ljajic-suspended-from-Serbian-national-team-08623565