Racist Chants; Bulgaria vs England Match Halted Twice Due To Racial Abuse.



The English team yesterday night humiliated the Bulgarian team in front of their home crowd with a 6-0 humiliating score line in a game which was suspended twice by the center referee because of the  racist chants directed at the England's black players.

Despite the racist chants and Nazi salutes from the home fans,  Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling scored while Tyrone Mings enjoyed a fine debut in defence.

After the Bulgarian FA disregarded Gareth Southgate's concerns about racism before the Euro 2020 qualifier tonight, it took only 30 minutes for official Ivan Bebel to stop the game after being alerted by Mings about the abuse.




It was however noted that the center referee implemented the first of  UEFA's three-step protocol, involving a statement being read out over the PA system requesting supporters stop their behaviour.

There was later another stoppage moments before half-time break, but the referees and players decided to play on for the rest of the half in spite of the horrible racial chanting.

The stadium announcer said: 'Because of racist behaviour which is interfering with the game the referee has indicated that he will suspend the match.

"Please be in no doubt that the game will be suspended and even abandoned. Let everyone enjoy the game. Say no to racism.'

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