International Media Review: Racism at Bulgaria v England

Tweet England’s convincing 6-0 win in Bulgaria last week was overshadowed by abhorrent scenes of Bulgarian fans using racist chants. This lead to the game being halted twice as stadium announcements were made telling the fans to stop. The irony is that a section of the stadium was closed due to previous offences by Bulgarian fans. Clearly, the sanctions aren’t working. Should UEFA be doing more to stamp it out? Watch the video below to see how the story was covered around the world: Image created by Toby Oliver using…

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Media review: Bulgaria v England racism

Tweet 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…

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