Bulgaria Football Union President Resigns After Racist Abuse On English Players


Bulgaria's football union president “Borislav Mihaylov” have tender his resignation on Tuesday, a day after a match against England that was characterize was twice halted because of racist abuse.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov had insisted that the country Football union president to immediately resigned following the horrible incident that happened on Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.
In a statement released by the BFU on its website indicated that Borislav Mihaylov presented his resignation Tuesday and would hand it to the members of the BFU executive committee during its meeting Friday.
"His decision resulted from the tension created over the past days, which is detrimental to Bulgarian football and the Bulgarian Football Union," the statement said.
Borislav Mihaylov said on his social media handle ;  that it was "inadmissible that Bulgaria... is associated with racism and xenophobia" and he "categorically condemned the behaviour of some of those present at the stadium".
Earlier Tuesday, BFU media chief Hristo Zapryanov had said his union was not to blame for the trouble, dismissing Monday's incidents as "inadmissable" but saying the BFU had no power "to investigate and to track hooligans".
Also, England manager Gareth Southgate said his team had made a statement by deciding to complete the match instead of leaving the pitch in the face of the abuse, calling it "an unacceptable situation".
Borislav Mihaylov has been the president of the football federation since 2005. During his reign, Bulgaria have failed to qualify for any major tournament.
However, Before the game, he had urged UEFA to stop "tensions" after England forward Tammy Abraham said his team was prepared to walk off the pitch if they faced abuse during Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Borislav Mihaylov further reveals that his federation ‘BFU’ had made "extreme efforts and measures... to ensure a fair and safe environment".
England humiliated Bulgaria with a 6-0 goal thriller.

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