Bulgarian Football Chief Resigns Over Racism Row

In Football 2019-10-15 15:13:10
Bulgarian Football Chief Resigns Over Racism Row
Bulgarian Football Chief Resigns Over Racism Row

By Samuel Victor Akpan

 

Bulgarian Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov has resigned.

 

This comes in the wake of Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against England in Sofia where sections of the home fans appeared to subject the England players to monkey chants and Nazi salutes.

 

Following the ugly scenes, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov had earlier on Tuesday called on Borislav Mihaylov- to resign.  

 

Borissov described as “unacceptable” that people in the country connect with racism and xenophobia and "strongly condemned" the behavior on the night.

 

The game- which England won 6-0- was twice halted as fans were warned for their behaviour.

 

Responding to Mihaylov’s resignation in a statement, the BFU said the move "is a consequence of the recent tensions", even as she did not mention racism in it.