Bulgarian FA president blasts English players for 'causing unnecessary tension'
- The Three Lions are set to visit Bulgaria for Euro-2020 qualifiers.
- Sofia is known for past racial abuse incidents.
- Bulgaria FA chief Borislav Mihaylov claims the federation are doing their best to battle racism.
- Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is known as the hotbed of racism.
The president of the Bulgarian Football Union Borislav Mihaylov is rightfully surprised by the claims of England players who've decided to walk out on the match in case of any racist behaviour.
"The Bulgarian Football Union's energy in battling racism in the last decade has proven to be effective as there has not been a single recent incident during a national team game involving hatred or discrimination due to skin color, race, religion or political views," Mihaylov wrote in his complaint to UEFA.
"I find myself obliged to voice my concerns over the fact that the Bulgarian fans are being made subject of public reprimand and scrutiny and demand for this demeanour to be ceased as not to cause any unnecessary tension prior to the game on October 14th."
Sofia has already been at the center of the racism controversy in Bulgaria's qualifiers against the Czechs and Kosovo in June. Moreover, UEFA made sure 5000 seats of the 46,000 at the Vasil Levski stadium will be closed after Bulgarian fans were involved in racist behaviour during qualifying matches against the Czech Republic and Kosovo back in June.
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