Football match halted twice due to racist chants
England demolished Bulgaria 6-0 in Sofia on monday.
However, the game was marred by racist chanting and gestures from home fans.
International community came together to support England and condemn Bulgaria fans.
England national team all but secured their Euro 2020 place with a resounding 6-0 away win against Bulgaria on Monday.
Ross Barkley appeared to have left the recent drunk incident behind as the Chelsea midfielder scored two goals in 12 minutes in the first half.
However, the game was overshadowed by disgusting actions from Bulgaria supporters as home fans racially abused and made monkey noises at black England players.
The abuse got so bad that the play had to be stopped TWICE during the game as referee considered ending the game right than and there.
And the entire international football community came together to praise England and condemn Bulgaria:
England Football Association chairman Greg Clarke was at the game and witnessed the abuse first hand, saying it had left a number of the England players and staff visibly upset.
“I heard examples of appalling racist chanting,” he said.
“I was looking at a group of people, all in black – about 50 of them – who were making what looked like political fascist gestures. I couldn’t be sure, it was 100 metres away but it looked appalling.
“I’ve spoken to one or two of the players and I’ve also spoken to one or two of the backroom staff, because we don’t just have a multiracial team, we have a multiracial backroom staff.
Clarke says he expects European football’s governing body Uefa to conduct a thorough review of the incident.
After six minutes of time added at the end of the first half because of the delay, Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov was seen in a heated debate with a section of home supporters near the tunnel while the rest of the players headed for the dressing rooms for half-time.