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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 10:17 AM

Bulgaria v England racism: Bulgarian Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov resigns

Source: BBC

Bulgaria v England racism: Bulgarian Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov resigns

15 October 2019
European Football

The president of the Bulgaria Football Union, Borislav Mihaylov, has resigned.

Bulgaria Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called for him to quit on Tuesday after the racist abuse of England players in the Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.

Monday's match, which England won 6-0, was stopped twice because of racist behaviour by home fans, which included Nazi salutes and monkey chants.

The BFU said the move "is a consequence of the recent tensions" but did not mention racism in their statement.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50054475

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Related: England's vile and disturbing night in Sofia will live long in sporting infamy (The Guardian)

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