Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka is being investigated by FIFA over an obscene gesture towards the Serbia bench after the Swiss eliminated Dragan Stojkovic’s team in the group stage.
The Arsenal midfielder is the son of Albanian parents, who left Kosovo during the Balkan War. Shaqiri is the other player from Switzerland of Kosovar origin.
In addition to the obscene gesture, Xhaka also celebrated with a shirt with the name Jashari, which is suspected to be a reference to
Adem Jashari, founder of the Kosovo Liberation Army, was murdered by Serbian police in 1998. The player said it was just a reference to his teammate… Ardon Jashari.
Granit Xhaka could face a ban in the round of 16 ??
During the game against Serbia he allegedly insulted the Serbian bench. He could also be seen grabbing his private parts shortly after ??
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) December 2, 2022
Kosovo-Albanian footballer Granit Xhaka pays tribute to freedom fighter Adem Jashari after beating and disqualifying Serbia from the World Cup ????????????
— Team Albanians (@TeamAlbanians) December 2, 2022