Media review: Bulgaria v England racism

By MATTHEW WATKINSON

The truly horrifying scenes of racism throughout England’s EURO 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria has united UK’s media in pushing for UEFA to do more.

In 2009 UEFA introduced a three-step protocol to fight the challenge football faces in eradicating racism, and the protocol came into effect for the first-time during England’s 6-0 win over Bulgaria.

Speaking after the abhorrent scenes, Harry Kane questioned UEFA’s strategy. “Whether UEFA protocol is strong enough I’m not sure,” he said. “It is unacceptable to be racist once so I feel there can be stronger punishments.”

Is UEFA’s three-step protocol enough or should they be doing more?

Watch the video below to find out how British and Bulgarian media reacted to an England victory plagued with racism:

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