Serbian goalkeeper gets death threats

A former goalkeeper for Red Star Belgrade has been receiving

death threats after signing with bitter rival Partizan.

Red Star fans have published an obituary on a sports forum

website following Vladimir Stojkovic’s move days ago from Sporting


Stojkovic said Tuesday he understands how Red Star fans feel,

”but publishing my obituary is a bit too much.” He says he will

not hire bodyguards.

Stojkovic played for Wigan on loan from Sporting in the English

Premier League last season. He played for Serbia at the World Cup,

but has asked to be omitted from the national team until he is

playing better.