Father of Serbian footballer who wants to play for Kosovo didn't lose job

Father of Serbian footballer who wants to play for Kosovo didn't lose job

Father of Serbian footballer  who wants to play for Kosovo didn't lose job Izvor: N1

The father of the 19-year-old Ilija Ivic wasn't fired from a school in Kosovo after his teenager son said he would play soccer for Kosovo's U19 selection, as Pristina media reported earlier, and his mother, also reported to have lost her job, wasn't employed by the Gracanica municipality, in central Kosovo populated by local Serbs, RTV KiM reported.

Gazetasheshi.com reported that both parents of Ilija Ivic were fired by the Gracanica municipality.

Milan Dimitrijević, the headmaster of the school where Ilija's father works as an accountant, has said he has heard about the news carried by several media.

He told RTV KiM that "that has nothing to do with truth, and I'm not interested in that. He (Dusan Ivic) fulfils his duties, and I don't care about his private life. No one called me, not anyone pressured me to fire him."

Pristina media suggested that the pressure came from Belgrade to fire the parents becasue of their son's decison.

Earlier, the "Flamurtar" soccer team and Kosovo Football Associations confirmed the news about its player parents losing jobs.

Ivic was invited by Kosovo U19 coach Ramiz Krasniqi but failed to appear for the Dardanians, as he was with Flamurtar's team in Antalya, Turkey.

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