Europa League: Partizan Belgrade cheered on by 22,000 children after ban for racism
"We had two matches without the public and we knew we could invite kids under the age of 14 from football schools and primary schools," Biljana Obradovic, Partizan's spokesperson, told BBC Sport. They cannot come alone, so they came with teachers and coaches. There were 22,000 children in all and we organised buses, food, drink, popcorn and various items such as Partizan flags.
"It has been a big success - senior people generally come to European matches but the kids have big hearts and they cheered from the heart. Yesterday was a very good match for all people."
New Uefa rules allow accompanied children up to the age of 14 from schools and football academies to attend behind-closed-doors matches free of charge.