UEFA opened a case against Bulgaria for racist fans in the game against England
UEFA started disciplinary proceedings against the Bulgarian football Union for the behavior of fans of the national team in the qualifying match of Euro 2020 qualifier against England. This is stated in a press release published on the official website of the European football Union.
The case against Bulgaria opened under articles about racist behaviour of fans throwing by fans of extraneous subjects in the field, the disrespect to the national anthem and playing of video replays on the stadium scoreboard.
Against the Football Association of England UEFA also cited for disrespecting the national anthem and the inadequate number of stewards in the away section.
The match between Bulgaria and England was twice interrupted because of racist abuse from Bulgarian fans in the address of black England players Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mirza. During one of the breaks the referee was forced to lead both teams stands in the room. The meeting ended with the victory of British with the score 6:0.
On Tuesday morning the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Red Kraljevo demanded that the President of the Bulgarian football Union Borislav Mikhailov to resign. The reason for the ultimatum was the scandal with racist fans and General state of football Affairs in the country. Later, the Bulgarian football Union announced the resignation Mikhailov from his position and office were searched.
Earlier, the Bulgarian football Union was punished for racist fans partial closure of the stands in the last two matches of UEFA Euro 2020. Because of the new charges against Bulgaria faces the next home games without spectators and a fine.