Red Star Belgrade issued an apology to AC Milan and its striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday for racist abuse the Swede suffered during Thursday’s Europa League match between the two teams in the Serbian capital.

Belgrade media reported that Ibrahimovic, who has Bosnian roots, was insulted by an individual seated in the Red Star stadium’s VIP box and the B92 website ( published a clip with a soundbite of the comments.

“Red Star vehemently condemns abusive chants to Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Europa League match with AC Milan,” the club said in a statement circulated to Serbian media.

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