UEFA charges Bulgaria and England after European Qualifiers in Sofia

UEFA has charged Both England and Bulgaria following the racist Behaviour that occurred on Monday night in Sofia.

On Monday, England defeated Bulgaria by 6-0 in the European Championship Qualifier but the game was interrupted twice in the first half of the game due to lingering racist abuse directed at their players.

Therefore, UEFA has charged Bulgarian Football Federation following home supporters’ racist behavior like chants and Nazi salutes, throwing of objects to Players, disruption of national anthem and replays on giant screen during the game, according to the Skysportsnews.

UEFA also charged English Football Association for their Supporters misconduct that led to the disruption of a national anthem and insufficient number of travelling stewards.

Following the Racist behavior, UEFA has stated that the case will be dealt with by its governing body’s control, ethics and disciplinary body.

Furthermore, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has urged governments of all nations to support the war on the racist which will help football authorities to focus on abolish the acts of racism on stadiums.

“Believe me, UEFA is committed to doing everything it can to eliminate this disease from football.

 “We cannot afford to be content with this behaviour. We must always strive to strengthen our resolve.

 “More broadly, the football family – everyone from administrators to players coaches and fans – needs to work with governments and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to wage war on the racists and to marginalize their abhorrent views to the fringes of society.

“However, there were times, not long ago, when the football family thought that the scourge of racism was a distant memory. But, the last couple of years have taught us that such thinking was, at best, complacent.

“The rise of nationalism across the continent has fuelled some unacceptable behavior and some have taken it upon themselves to think that a football crowd is the right place to give voice to their appalling views”, Aleksander Caferin said.

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