Krasimir Balakov, head coach of Bulgaria resigned after racist abuse


Krasimir Balakov, the top coach of Bulgaria has resigned after the racist abuse of England’s players during the Euro 2020 qualifying match in Sofia on Monday night, (Oct. 14)

The 53-year-old also confirmed he’s resigning from his role as president of the Bulgarian soccer Union, while the whole BFU Executive Committee are also stepping down from their various positions.

Speaking on Fri, Mihaylov said: “My call to step down has nothing to do with prime-minister Borissov posing for my resignation the day after the sport vs England. My patience is over.

“We did what we had to do relating to the protection throughout the sport v England. Bulgaria isn’t a racist country.”

This comes once Borislav Mihaylo, the president of the Bulgarian soccer Association was asked to resign from his position.

At the Euro 2020 qualifying clash, Bulgarian fans directed shameful ‘ Nazi salutes and racist chants at 3 Lions players in Sofia. The match was halted on 2 separate occasions by UEFA officers because of abuse geared toward England players despite their 6-0 triumph in Bulgaria.

UEFA has opened disciplinary procedures against each Bulgaria and England for their fans’ behaviour throughout the sport.

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