TIRANA, Albania (AP) " An Albanian soccer fan wanted by Serbia for allegedly flying a drone carrying a nationalist banner over a match is asking Albanian authorities to prevent his extradition to Belgrade.

Ismail Morinaj has been under arrest in Croatia since June. Online news site Balkanweb says Morinaj issued a public letter to Albania's government on Friday.

A European Championship qualifying match between Serbia and Albania in October 2014 turned violent after a drone carrying an Albanian banner appeared over the pitch.

Morinaj insists Serbia's warrant is politically motivated. He says he fears he won't get a fair trial in Serbia and has sought political asylum in Croatia to avoid extradition.

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Croatia's Supreme Court rejected his appeal. The final decision on extradition will be made by Croatia's justice minister.