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FA asks UEFA to investigate racist chants in Bulgaria ‘as a matter of urgency'

30 days ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

UEFA has been urged to investigate the racist chanting during England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria as “a matter of urgency”.
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A Bulgarian crowd appeared to make monkey chants and Nazi salutes at England's black players, and the team's captain begged the fans to stop

A Bulgarian crowd appeared to make monkey chants and Nazi salutes at England's black players, and the team's captain begged the fans to stop

30 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Bulgaria fans appeared to make Nazi salutes and monkey chants at England's black players during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia on Monday.
The game was halted twice in the first-half, as per UEFA's "three step protocol", which included a stadium announcement and the ejection of a group from the ground.
Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov appeared to plead with the home fans to stop during half-time, however ITV commentators at the time said the behaviour continued, and no official action was then taken.
Former England striker and ITV pundit Ian Wright described the events as "a terrible day for...
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England trounce Bulgaria 6-0 but forced into stoppages by racist chanting

30 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Given the history and given the build-up, in which claim and counter-claim had flown, raising the temperature around this Euro 2020 qualifier, it was easy to fear the worst. But when it did happen, when the monkey chants towards Tyrone Mings did start from a section of the Bulgaria support, there could only be shock and revulsion. Mings, who ought to have revelled in the thrill of wearing the senior England shirt for the first time, was not the only black player to be targeted. Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford also heard the disgusting noises, meaning that England's victory was very...
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Bulgaria vs England: The FA calls for 'urgent' Uefa investigation into 'abhorrent racist chanting' in Sofia

30 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

The Football Association have called for an 'urgent investigation' from Uefa after England players were subjected to 'abhorrent racist chanting' during their Euro 2020 qualifying win over Bulgaria.
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England all-but qualify for Euro 2020 with thumping win in game marred by racist abuse

30 days ago   |   By The Irish Sun


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Bulgaria 0-6 England: Shameful racist abuse mars Euro 2020 qualifying win in Sofia

30 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

England's 6-0 win in Bulgaria was marred by racist chanting from the home supporters on a deeply depressing night for European football in Sofia.
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England thrash Bulgaria in Euro 2020 qualifier dominated by racism

30 days ago   |   By Team Talk

England thrashed Bulgaria 6-0 in Sofia to move one step closer to qualification for the Euro 2020 finals next summer, in a match dominated by racism.
Referee Ivan Bebek stopped the game twice in the first half with debutant Tyrone Mings one of the players subject to abuse from a group of Bulgaria supporters who later left the ground.
Aside from the off-field problems, England got things going when Marcus Rashford opened the scoring from the edge of the area seven minutes in. Two goals from Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling's first of the night deep into first-half stoppage time made it 4-0...
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England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

30 days ago   |   By The Telegraph


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Bulgaria vs England: Ian Wright and Roy Keane react after racist abuse of England players in Sofia

30 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

ITV football pundits Ian Wright and Roy Keane reacted with disappointment and disgust as England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia was halted twice following racist abuse.
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Ian Wright 'proud' as England lead fight against racism as protocol enacted in Bulgaria

Ian Wright 'proud' as England lead fight against racism as protocol enacted in Bulgaria

30 days ago   |   By Daily Express

England players received racist abuse during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria on Monday.
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Bulgaria-England halted under UEFA racism protocol

Bulgaria-England halted under UEFA racism protocol

30 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

Bulgarian supporters are reportedly ejected for racist chants and captain Ivelin Popov speaks with the crowd at halftime.
SOFIA, Bulgaria - England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria was temporarily halted during the first half of the Group A fixture in order to warn supporters that the match could be abandoned following racist chanting in the Vasil Levski Stadium.
Match referee Ivan Bebek instructed the stadium PA announcer to broadcast the message - the first step in FIFA's three-step protocol when dealing with such incidents - after England defender Tyrone Mings complained of being...
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England players suffer racist abuse in Bulgaria

England players suffer racist abuse in Bulgaria

30 days ago   |   By Wessexfm

Racist chanting has been heard at England's European qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia on Monday night, with the match being temporarily halted twice.
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Bulgaria vs England anti-racism announcement made as Euro 2020 qualifying clash halted

Bulgaria vs England anti-racism announcement made as Euro 2020 qualifying clash halted

30 days ago   |   By Daily Express

UEFA have a three-step protocol for dealing with racism.
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Bulgaria vs England match stopped twice with stadium announcement made over 'racist behaviour'

30 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria in Sofia was halted as step one of Uefa's anti-racism protocol took place, with a stadium announcement condemning racist abuse and stating the referee would stall or abandon the match should it continue.
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England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria paused after racist abuse from crowds

30 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria had to be paused briefly tonight due to racist chanting from the crowds.
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England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria halted due to alleged racist abuse

England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria halted due to alleged racist abuse

30 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was temporarily halted twice after the visiting players reported racist chanting from the home crowd to the referee.
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Racist chanting halts game as England take on Bulgaria in Euro 2020 qualifier

Racist chanting halts game as England take on Bulgaria in Euro 2020 qualifier

30 days ago   |   By Wessexfm

England's Euro 2020 qualifier was temporarily halted to deal with racism after Raheem Sterling was booed when he was on the ball.
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