The prime minister of Bulgaria demands that the FA president resigns after the racist singing of fans during the collision in England
The Prime Minister of Bulgaria has demanded that the FA President withdraw from the country about the shocking racist treatment to which the black players of England were subjected on Monday evening.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov says the government will freeze all relations with the Bulgarian FA – including refusing funding – until Mihaylov subtracts.
Football chief Borislav Mihaylov, who is also a member of the UEFA executive committee, spent the run-up to Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier and claimed that English players, including Tammy Abraham, & # 39; offensive & # 39; and had been derogatory by suggesting that they could encounter racist abuse in Sofia. He also described the branding of Bulgarian fans as potential racists as & # 39; unjust & # 39 ;.
There were two breaks in play in Sofia after racist singing was reported to the race officials – with England eventually reaching comfortable 6-0 winners.
The bizarre statements made by Mihaylov before the game were followed by Bulgarian manager Krasimir Balakov, selected by their FA, who claimed that he had not heard any singing in his press conference after the game and said: & # 39; it was unacceptable behavior by fans of England. & # 39;
The players from England were subjected to horrific racist abuse by Bulgaria fans during their 6-0 win in Sofia on Monday night
There were two breaks in the game in Sofia after racist singing was reported to the race officials. Fans of Bulgaria are depicted with monkey sounds
The behavior of Bulgaria fans was outraged and condemned on a large scale by players on the field and spectators
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov (right) now demands that FA President Borislav Mihaylov subtract
Bulgarian boss Krasimir Balakov maintains that he has not heard a racist sing from the fans of his country
A fan holds up a No Respect jumper, a reference to the UEFA Respect campaign that promotes equality in football
On Tuesday morning, reported in comments by the Bulgarian news site sportal.bg Bulgarian sports minister Krasen Kralev said: A while ago the Prime Minister called me urgently. You know that in the last four years the government has done a lot for the development of Bulgarian football.
& # 39; But after the recent events, taking into account the entire state of football, following yesterday's incidents, the Prime Minister has ordered me to suspend all relations with the Football Association, including financial ones, until Borislav's resignation. Mihaylov. & # 39;
England ahead Raheem Sterling reacted to the Prime Minister's words on Tuesday morning and said: & a good move – thank you, Mr. Borissov. & # 39;
England & # 39; s 6-0 events win over Bulgaria on Monday evening:
- The game was stopped TWENTLY because home fans abused black players, waving & # 39; No Respect & # 39; shirts and Nazi saluting in planned racist attacks
- Tyrone Mings reveals vile chants that were started before the kick-off in Bulgaria
- Marcus Rashford praises & # 39; courage & # 39; of the Bulgarian captain Ivelin Popov for calling on fans during the break to stop racist harassment of English players
- England boss Gareth Southgate considered taking his players off the field against Bulgaria, while FA president Greg Clarke condemns racist harassment
- Ian Wright says players from England are opposed to & # 39; racism & # 39; felt
- Raheem Sterling calls the coach of Bulgaria, Krasimir Balakov, because he says that England has a bigger racism problem than his own country and post funny Ainsley Harriott meme in response to Piers Morgan who greets his performance in the face of nasty racist abuse
- UEFA will provide evidence of specialized & # 39; spotters & # 39; in the crowd and use TV images to prosecute the terrible racist accusations of Bulgarian fans
- The Prime Minister of Bulgaria has called on the president of their FA to stop racist incidents
Bulgarian football is in crisis after manager Balakov insisted that he did not hear a racist sing from his country's supporters and threw fans of England for interrupting Bulgaria's national anthem.
That was in spite of monkey noises aimed at clearly defending England defender Tyrone Mings and Sterling on the ground and on television – to the extent that the game was stopped twice.
Balakov told ITV: & I personally have not heard the song you are probably referring to. I saw that the referee stopped the match. & # 39;
Raheem Sterling praised the call to remove the president of the Bulgarian FA from his office on Tuesday morning
Fans in black clothing wore clothing with & # 39; ultrasound & # 39; and & # 39; hooligans & # 39; were pressed, before a massive walk for the rest
Hordes of Bulgarian fans in black hoodies and shirts with the text & # 39; hooligans from Sofia & # 39; left the stadium after warnings about their behavior
Gareth Southgate and his players spoke to the referee about the offensive songs they heard from the stands
Self-described & # 39; hooligans from Sofia & # 39; dressed in black and had their faces covered during the competition
THREE-STEP PROTOCOL FROM UEFA
1 – The referee will speak with the stadium announcer and demand that racist behavior be stopped.
2 – If it continues, the referee can take the players from the field to the changing rooms for a while and the stadium announcer will make a different address.
3 – If it continues, the game will be stopped.
Balakov added: & # 39; But I also have to say that the unacceptable behavior was not only on behalf of the Bulgaria fans, but also the England fans who whistled and shouted during the Bulgaria anthem and in the second half they used words against our fans that I find unacceptable.
& # 39; To be honest, this has never happened to us before. The disciplinary measures of UEFA were not because of racist singing, but because of a banner of an organization that is not prohibited by Bulgarian law.
& # 39; We have had this problem since England came to Bulgaria. For three weeks I have heard nothing but football and I don't think this is the right way to prepare and play a football match, because for three weeks everyone was talking about one thing.
& # 39; If this proves to be true, we are really sorry. Bulgaria's national team and Bulgaria's Football Association work very hard and nobody wants to see this.
& # 39; But let me tell you that this has never happened before in our games.
Players and manager Gareth Southgate gather around the game referees to warn them of the horrific abuse to which the black players were subjected
Gareth Southgate comforted England striker and goal scorer Marcus Rashford when he left the field after being replaced after being previously targeted by abuse
Rashford, who scored England & # 39; s opening goal with a nice finish, said he was & # 39; proud that we were above & # 39; and said it wasn't an incident that should happen in 2019
& # 39; If something can be proven, we are sorry, but we cannot speak on behalf of a number of fans. & # 39;
The incidents came after Bulgarian FA president Mihaylov exploited the behavior of his fans and criticized England's concerns before the game in a letter to UEFA.
& # 39; I first drew attention to the problem at hand following comments from England manager Gareth Southgate about possible racist abuse during England's visit to Sofia on October 14; notes that the Bulgarian Football Association, the Bulgarian public and I personally find it offensive because of the unwarranted branding of the local spectators as people prone to discriminatory behavior & # 39 ;, he wrote.
& # 39; After communicating with English FA President Greg Clarke I was told that Mr. Southgate's concern was mainly due to the fact that Bulgaria received a UEFA sanction in 2011 for racist chants – and although I did comments consider ignoring all the work that the BFU has done in these eight years, I really believed that the immediate reaction of our federation would lead to a more constructive handling of public and media affairs on the eve of the Sofia game. & # 39;
Sterling, who scored twice tonight, placed an Ainsley Harriott meme when he agreed with Piers Morgan that there was no & # 39; sweeter way & # 39; is to show the Bulgarians than to have a black English player & # 39; destroy their team with his sublime talent & # 39;
He also focused on Bulgaria's coach, who said that England had a bigger racism problem than his own
The attacker Harry Kane of England speaks with the referees during a temporary interruption in the first half of the qualification
The black players of England silenced racist fans in Bulgaria with a 6-0 route after the game had to be stopped twice by the referee.
Marcus Rashford and Sterling scored while Tyrone Mings had a great debut in the defense, despite the fact that all three of them were the targets of cheers, monkey singing and Nazi greetings from home fans.
Despite Southgate's concern about racism for qualifying for Euro 2020, it took only 27 minutes for official Ivan Bebek to stop the game for the first time, after Mings told one of his assistants of the abuse.
The referee implemented the first phase of UEFA's three-step protocol, where a statement was read out through the PA system, with which supporters stop their behavior.
There was a break later just before half-time, but the players from England insisted that they want to end half.
Bulgaria has previously been sanctioned by UEFA and they have been instructed to leave 5,000 seats empty this evening as punishment for earlier abuse against Kosovo
Captain Harry Kane has since called for & # 39; stronger penalties & # 39; for racism after the night of shame in Sofia.
Kane wondered if getting three chances is the right way to punish offenders – following the opinion of Greg Clarke, president of the Football Association.
& # 39; Whether the UEFA protocol is strong enough, I am not sure; he said.
& # 39 Whether racial abuse should be allowed at any time … well, it shouldn't be.
& # 39; The protocol currently allows an announcement and two or three steps before the players are removed from the field.
& # 39; It is unacceptable to be racist once, so I feel there may be more severe penalties and protocols, but from our team point of view we stayed together, showed unity and did what we needed to do and that's it most important. & # 39;
Bulgarian fans with hoods and face masks, some with & # 39; hooligans & # 39; printed on their shirts, go to the exits after the second break
A Bulgaria fan with a hood looks on before a large group left en masse after the second break in the first half
Before the game, Gareth Southgate said he had talked to his players about how they would respond to possible racist abuse
Gary Lineker praised the Bulgarian captain Ivelin Popov for begging the fans halfway to stop their abuse
England and Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard tweeted an image of a black and white Three Lions emblem and called it a & # 39; shameful & # 39; night
LEADER PERFORMING KICK THE ROISIN WOODEN ANSWER
& # 39; I think more needs to be done, & # 39; said Kick It Out, chef Roisin Wood Radio 4 on Tuesday morning.
& # 39; I absolutely applaud Gareth and the English dignity they demonstrated. There was perhaps less in the second half, but it was still there.
& # 39; If his zero tolerance is his zero tolerance. That is definitely a violation for UEFA's own campaign.
& # 39; I think a very thorough investigation is needed. Expulsion, no access to tournament. There must be a clear message, it is 2019.
& # 39; You would not expect it at your workplace. & # 39;
After the first half of the incident, the players spoke in the locker room during the break, with Kane praising the steadfastness of his colleagues because he wanted to continue the game despite the problems.
& # 39; I am absolutely proud of my teammates and my friends and everyone involved with our nation tonight, & # 39; he added.
& # 39; It was not easy for anyone, we as a team decided to continue playing, you saw us coming together before the break and we said that we would play until the break, come together and decide what we wanted to do.
& # 39; Everyone wanted to continue and talk on the field, which I am extremely proud of.
& # 39; It is not easy to play in such circumstances, but I am certainly very proud of the 6-0 win and the way we played, the way we played.
& # 39; There was a discussion in the dressing room and everyone wanted to continue playing. If there were players who didn't do that, we wouldn't have come back to play.
& # 39; That shows the maturity and character that everyone wanted to come back to play. & # 39;
Tyrone Mings (center) debuted for England, was the first player to report the abuse that led to the first interruption
Tyrone Mings thanked the English fans for their support at the end of the game after the end of the horrific abuse
Tyrone Mings said he & # 39; very proud & # 39; was to make his debut despite the & # 39; unfortunate incidents & # 39;
At the end of the game after the comfortable 6-0 win of England, manager Gareth Southgate went to the fans of England and applauded them
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