Bulgaria Charged With Racism and Nazi Salutes by UEFA

Bulgaria Charged With Racism and Nazi Salutes by UEFA

UEFA have confirmed that they have opened disciplinary proceedings against both England and Bulgaria in the wake of the former's victory in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifying clash.

Gareth Southgate's side emerged as heavy 6-0 winners at Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia, but the game was heavily overshadowed by racism from sections of the home crowd in Sofia.

The game was twice brought to a halt in the first half before being resumed, with the resulting storm of controversy leading to the resignation of the Bulgaria Football Union's president Borislav Mihaylov .

In a statement, UEFA confirmed that they were initiating proceedings against both the BFU and the Football Association following the Group A clash, with the former being charged with four breaches, while the latter have been charged with two.

Both teams have been cited for disrupting their respective national anthems, while Bulgaria have also been charged with racist behaviour, Nazi salutes and for throwing objects.

The BFU and FA have also been charged with separate breaches of the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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