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Bulgaria handed two-match stadium closure, €75k fine for racist abuse vs. England

Shaka Hislop slams the "paltry" punishment handed down to Bulgaria for the racist incidents against England.
Gab Marcotti reflects on the fallout from the racist incidents that overshadowed England's win in Bulgaria.
Shaka Hislop praises how players and officials dealt with racist incidents during England's win over Bulgaria.

Bulgaria have been fined €75,000 and ordered to play two matches behind closed doors, with one suspended, following the racist abuse that marred their Euro 2020 qualifier against England.  

The match on Oct. 14, which England won 6-0, was stopped on multiple occasions due to incidents of racist abuse from the crowd in Sofia.

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Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racist fans controversy

Gab Marcotti reflects on the fallout from the racist incidents that overshadowed England's win in Bulgaria.
Shaka Hislop praises how players and officials dealt with racist incidents during England's win over Bulgaria.

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov has resigned days after home fans at Vasil Levski Stadium directed racist abuse at England players during a 6-0 defeat to Gareth Southgate's side.

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) announced the news in a statement on Friday.

Also Friday, five more Bulgarian fans were detained and the interior ministry said police had so far identified 16 people believed to have taken part in the abuse.

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Man charged for racially abusing England players

Gab Marcotti reflects on the fallout from the racist incidents that overshadowed England's win in Bulgaria.

Bulgarian prosecutors on Thursday charged an 18-year-old man in connection with the racist abuse hurled at England's black players during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.

England thrashed Bulgaria 6-0 on Monday but the match was marred by a section of home supporters taunting the visiting players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants.

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Bulgaria coach apologises to England over racist chants

Gab Marcotti reflects on the fallout from the racist incidents that overshadowed England's win in Bulgaria.
Shaka Hislop praises how players and officials dealt with racist incidents during England's win over Bulgaria.
England score six vs. Bulgaria in a game that was paused due to racist chants. Watch more qualifying on ESPN+.

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov has apologised to the England team after fans taunted their black players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia on Monday.

England thrashed Bulgaria 6-0 to hand the hosts their heaviest ever home defeat but the game will be remembered more for the racist incidents that led to action being temporarily stopped in the first half.

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