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England's Euro qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

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"I would like to see a very stringent review by UEFA because I know they take racism very seriously," English FA Chairman Greg Clarke said. "We should join a movement to drive racism out of our game and have zero tolerance for it."

"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 behavior in society,

Right, of course, the poor innocent Englishman crying about racism. It's sad that Greg Clarke isn't worried about the racist abuse against Bulgarians in England. Just few months ago, a Bulgarian student was stabbed to death in England because he was confused for "Muslim". Just look at the English newspaper booth. It's nothing but absolute vile hatred and racism - "Romanian immigrants are terrorizing out streets", "How much more can we take?", "Muslims destroy our culture". These are the headlines of the most read newspapers in the country. There is a difference between football hooligans and the general society. You would never see newspapers in Bulgaria talking trash about any other country or peoples, yet that's the everyday life in England. Minorities are abused literally on the streets on a daily basis.

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Disgraceful racist chanting from the Bulgarians.

They are noted for this.

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I think it’s time for a ban on Bulgaria in football competitions until they can rein in their racism.

Perhaps this is normal in Bulgaria ( I’ve read shocking reports about racism in that country ) but it isn’t acceptable.

A country to strike off the list to visit.

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Bulgaria was given a trashing but game stopped twice for Bulgarian racist chants.

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You would never see newspapers in Bulgaria talking trash about any other country or peoples

No, they just trash their own Romany citizens and help breed Nazis. Lovely folks they are.

Hating the English isn't going to make whatever dump you fled from any better.

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Shame on those cowards wearing masks and clothing with the word 'hooligan' on it. Pity that a bunch of losers like that can still manage to spoil a whole game. Ban them for life.

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No, they just trash their own Romany citizens and help breed Nazis. Lovely folks they are.

Can you give me a shred of evidence for that claim? I have never seen a newspaper or media outlet talking trash against Romani citizens. If they did that, they would get sued instantly. So again, give me your sources? Unless of course, you don't have any, and you are just an ordinary anti-Bulgarian liar?

Hating the English isn't going to make whatever dump you fled from any better.

So you are actually calling Bulgaria a "dump", and you think that's not racist at all? Sad how utterly incapable you are of looking at the mirror.

I think it’s time for a ban on Bulgaria in football competitions until they can rein in their racism.

It's really irritating how you English are utterly incapable of looking at yourself, instead blame others for what YOU do. Ban for what? 20 hooligans who were expelled from the stadium? Are you this utterly delusional about your own country where people are murdered on the streets? You can find 100 times more vile racism on a daily basis in England than you can ever find in Bulgaria.

I’ve read shocking reports about racism in that country

Like what?

Like this for example - https://imgur.com/a/jG7kJE0 ? Calling an entire nation "animals". Yep, that's definitely not racist in the slightest. Is this normal in England? That's a rhetorical question of course, just look at those headlines - https://imgur.com/a/UyOdWmO. Is this normal in England? You don't wanna answer anything that is inconvenient to you. Thousands of hate crimes, thousands of English leaving racist hateful comments, thousands of cases of racist abuse, Poles getting killed = non of that represents the English population. 20 hooligans in a football game = represents Bulgaria. You are racist, and you hate Bulgaria. Shame on you.

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I read of the worst problems with racism in Bulgaria is a refusal to accept how bad it is. Even the Bulgarian keeper seemed to think monkey chants and Nazi salutes are no big deal.

I think it’s an education problem.

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Who votes for these people? What kind of place is this?

Apparently it's the 'most tolerant nation in Europe'

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Bulgaria football legend Hristo Stoichkov breaks down in TEARS on American TV as he claims his country should be handed a long-term ban from competition to punish fans for racist chanting

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Fans should not stand idly by - fans should police themselves and ostracize the bad eggs

When hooligans start their shenanigans, the mass of fans should tell them to shut up and get out

When hooligans realize they don't have the backing of fans, they'll think twice about stepping inside the stadium

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