Disgraceful scenes in Bulgaria as England’s victory marred by racist chants, Nazi salutes & ‘no respect’ slogan

England’s comfortable win in Bulgaria tonight has been catching headlines throughout the European media, but, unfortunately, not as a result of the action on the pitch.

England romp to win

Gareth Southgate’s men visited the Stadion Vasil Levski a short time ago, for their latest Euro 2020 qualifier.

England headed into proceedings in search of an immediate bounce-back result, on the back of their first defeat in a qualifying fixture in 10 years last week.

The Three Lions were put to the sword by 2 goals to 1 by the Czech Republic, a result which saw the victors join England atop the Group A table (albeit with the Czechs having played a game more).

When all was said and done in Sofia tonight, though, the visitors bounced back, and in style.

A blitzing opening 45 minutes saw England put the result beyond any shadow of doubt before the half-time whistle had even blown.

Ross Barkley proved the star of the early exchanges, notching 2 goals and an assist, with Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling having also been on target.

Sterling then added his 2nd 20 minutes from time, before Harry Kane capped a comprehensive win for the Three Lions in the 85th-minute.

Racism rampant

However, as outlined above, while the Three Lions’ impressive display and 3-point haul should obviously have been the main talking point surrounding tonight’s events in Sofia, this proved far from the case.

Unfortunately, the headlines were stolen by a small section of the Bulgarian crowd.

The individuals in question first targeted a number of England’s stars, in particular Tyrone Mings, with racist chants and monkey noises, amid truly testing circumstances for the visitors:

Incredibly, things only escalated from there, as the section of ‘fans’ in question began gesturing with Nazi salutes, and holding up articles of clothing mocking UEFA’s respect campaign:

A major sanction will now no doubt be forthcoming on the part of UEFA.

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