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Bulgarian Soccer Chief Resigns After Racist Fans Target Opponents

Nicole Rojas
Oct 18, 2019 - 2:55
Bulgarian Soccer Chief Resigns After Racist Fans Target Opponents

Bulgaria’s soccer chief was forced to step down after Bulgarian fans targeted Black players on England’s national soccer team with monkey chants and made Nazi salutes on October 14. Racist chanting at the Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria led to two temporary interruptions of the Euro 2020 qualifying match. Referee Ivan Bebek issued a message to fans after England defender Tyrone Mings complained that he was the focus of racist chants during the 22nd minute of the match. Bulgarian fans reportedly raised their hands up to form Nazi salutes, directed monkey chants at English players, and held up shirts with the logo of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the league’s governing body, along with...

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