Bulgarian teenager bust over England match racist abuse

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Bulgarian teenager bust over England match racist abuse

Indicted for ‘grave hooliganism’ while four others were fined and received stadium bans after England game

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A Bulgarian teenager was indicted for “grave hooliganism” while four others were fined and received stadium bans over racist abuse at a Euro 2020 qualifier against England, officials said on Thursday.

Monkey chants and apparent Nazi salutes during Monday’s match in Sofia sparked protest that overshadowed England’s 6-0 win and led to the resignation of Bulgaria’s football chief.

Thanks to CCTV footage from the national stadium, Sofia police have so far identified nine suspects in the stands, part of a group of black-clad fans who directed the abuse at England’s players. Six of them were detained on Wednesday...

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