Raheem Sterling responds on social media after England players suffer racist abuse vs Bulgaria in their Euro 2020 qualifying match.
England demolished Bulgaria 6-0 last night to inch closer to Euro 2020 qualifications. However, the victory was marred by racist chants from the Bulgarian fans who went to the extent of throwing Nazi salutes!
England dealt with the abuse very professionally. The main target of the abuse Tyrone Mings, complained to the officials and the match was put on hold on two separate occasions after conversations with captain Harry Kane and Manager Gareth Southgate.
However, upon their return, England continued ruthlessly on the pitch with Raheem Sterling scoring twice to take his tally in Euro 2020 qualifiers to 8; 3 more than the entire Bulgarian team combined. The Manchester City star was not done destroying the team yet.
Raheem Sterling responds on social media after England players suffer racist abuse vs Bulgaria
After the match, Sterling took to twitter to respond to the rather embarrassing claim of Bulgaria Manager Krasimir Balakov. Balakov made a ridiculous pre-match comment about England having a bigger racism problem than Bulgaria.
Balakov told the media the evening before the game:
“What I can say is that I don’t think we have a problem.
“In the Bulgarian championship, we have a lot of players of different ethnicities and skin colour. I don’t think that we have this big problem like, for example, England do.”
Mmmmh … Not sure about this one chief https://t.co/Jyjr6vFtA8
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) October 14, 2019
Sterling followed up his tweet with a thought of his own. Rather than demonising the nation, Sterling chose to criticise the vocal abhorrent fans at the stadium instead and wished the English fans well.
Hopefully the UEFA will take strong actions to ensure a similar situation is never seen on a football field in the future ever again.
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