Serbia v Albania fight after drone prank highlighted in new video

The fighting continues in the tunnel (©GettyImages)

Serbia's Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania descended into violence last night when players and fans clashed after an Albanian flag was flown over the Stadion Partizana in Belgrade during the first half last night.

Tensions were high before the match between the two nations who share a turbulent relationship, and Albanian fans were banned from attending the away tie in order to limit the chance of any incident occurring.

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However tempers flared when a drone carrying the flag and a political message was caught and pulled down by Serbian defender Stefan Mitrovic, which sparked a response from Albanian duo Andi Lila and Taulant Xhaka. That reaction then prompted players and officials from the bench to enter the fray, with fans following suit as chaos ensued.

Video

Now a new video uploaded overnight by Sportskacentrala.com shows the full extent of the clash, with fans pelting the Albanian players as they tried to leave the pitch, while striker Bekim Balaj was attacked with a plastic chair as he tried to remove the flag from the pitch.

Referee Martin Atkinson was forced to abandon the game after 41 minutes - and now both teams are facing severe punishment from UEFA. Unconfirmed reports have claimed that that the drone was controlled by Orfi Rama, brother of the Albanian prime minister Edi Rama from within the stadium - although that has been denied.

Check out the video above!

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