Bulgarian football and its problem with racism

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Racism has long been a problem in Bulgarian stadiums

The monkey chants and Nazi salutes from black-clad Bulgaria fans shocked many of those who watched the match with England in Sofia on Monday night, but they weren’t perhaps entirely surprising. For years Bulgarian football has been plagued by racism in its stadiums. In 2011, the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) was fined after England players Ashley Young, Ashley Cole and Theo Walcott were subjected to racist abuse from fans during a European Championship qualifier. On 20 April 2013, halfway through a match, fans of Levski Sofia unveiled a banner wishing Adolf Hitler a happy birthday. And last year the club was fined after photos from the Bulgarian cup final showed a child making a Nazi salute, alongside another with a swastika drawn on his chest.While many have been quick to point out the problem is not only a Bulgarian one – top leagues have faced scandals involving racism in the not-so-distant past, including the English Premier League – it is one of the worst offenders in Europe.

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Raheem Sterling has faced racial abuse in England

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