UEFA website makes no mention of racist abuse in Bulgaria vs England match report

UEFA website makes no mention of racist abuse in Bulgaria vs England match report
ArticlesBlog


 UEFA have made no mention of the vile racist taunts which marred England’s victory over Bulgaria in the report of the Euro 2020 qualifying match on their official website  Monkey chants could be heard and some of the home supporters caught on camera giving Nazi salutes during England’s 6-0 victory in Sofia on Monday night  Despite the racism causing the match to be stopped twice, UEFA’s website made absolutely no mention of it   In their summary of the game UEFA simply wrote: “England blew Bulgaria away in Sofia with a ruthless first-half display that leaves them one point from UEFA EURO 2020 Marcus Rashford rifled in an early opener before Ross Barkley struck twice from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane crosses Sterling made it four before the break then grabbed his tenth in as many England games after half-time before Kane added further gloss ”  There was also no mention whatsoever of the events going on off the pitch during their live blog of the game During the stoppages UEFA simply wrote: “There is a break in play” and “Play has resumed”, with no further details about the nature of these pauses in play  UEFA announced after the match they would not be making a statement about the racism until Tuesday, as they come under mounting pressure to hit Bulgaria with a strong punishment  FA chairman Greg Clarke said after the game: “I would like to see a very stringent review by UEFA, because I know they take racism very, very seriously,” while anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out added: “There can be no more pitiful fines or short stadium bans If UEFA care at all about tackling discrimination- and if the Equal Game campaign means anything- then points deductions and tournament expulsion must follow ”  The FA released a statement which read: “As we are sadly aware, this is not the first time our players have been subjected to this level of abuse and there is no place for this kind of behaviour in society, let alone in football  “We will be asking UEFA to investigate as a matter of urgency.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *