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Brother of Albanian prime minister 'arrested over flag stunt in Serbia clash'

Albanian PM's brother 'arrested over flag stunt'
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The brother of Albanian prime minister Edi Rama is reportedly arrested for his alleged involvement in last night's drone stunt during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Serbia.

The brother of Albanian prime minister Edi Rama has reportedly been arrested for his alleged involvement in the flag stunt which eventually forced last night's Euro 2016 qualifier between Serbia and Albania to be abandoned.

The Group I match in Belgrade was abandoned before the end of the first half with the scoreline goalless after a small drone carrying an Albanian flag descended onto the pitch.

Serbia's Stefan Mitrovic pulled the flag off the drone, which sparked a scuffle among the teams and eventually forced English referee Martin Atkinson to call off the match and order the players to return to the dressing rooms.

Dozens of Serbian supporters also invaded the pitch and tried to attack some of Albania's players with chairs.

According to Serbian state television RTS, Olsi Rama was arrested on suspicion of 'masterminding and executing' the drone incident.

Tensions have been high between the two nations after majority-Albanian former Serbian province Kosovo declared independence in 2008.

Serbia's defender Stefan Mitrovic grabs a flag with Albanian national symbols flown by a remotely operated drone during the UEFA Euro 2016 group F qualifying gootball match between Greece and Northern Ireland at the Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Ath
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