England, Bulgaria Charged By UEFA Over Racist Chants

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UEFA has commenced disciplinary actions against Bulgaria and England following the racist chants that rented the air during the European qualifier match played in Sofia on Monday.

England ran out 6-0 winners in the European Championship Qualifier but the game was marred by the torrent of racist abuse directed at their players with the game twice halted during the first half.

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Now, the Bulgarian Football Union has been charged following home supporters’ “racist behaviour”, which includes chants and Nazi salutes, “throwing of objects”, “disruption of national anthem” as well as “replays on giant screen” during the game.

The English Football Association has also been charged with disruption of a national anthem by the visiting supporters, as well as an insufficient number of travelling stewards.

According to a UEFA statement, the case will be dealt with by the governing body’s control, ethics and disciplinary body, with the date of the meeting yet to be confirmed.

Samson Oyedeyi

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