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Euro2020: Bulgaria FA President Resigns After England Racism Scandal and Order by Prime Minister

Bulgarian football Union president Borislav Mihailov has resigned from his role following the racism scandal that ensued during their 6-0 defeat to England.

His resignation is coming after Bulgaria’s prime minister Boyko Borisov openly asked him to resign from his position following the racism act displayed by the Bulgarian when they lost to England.

Play had to be stopped twice in the first half owing to racist chants coming from the home terraces during the Euro 2020 qualifier. 

The first break prompted an appeal over the stadium’s public address system urging fans to refrain from racist behaviour, in line with UEFA protocols.

A statement released by the FA read: “Today the Bulgarian FA president Borislav Mihailov has resigned from his position his letter of resignation will be presented to the members of the FA’s Executive Committee at this Friday’s meeting.

“After many years spent in the post and with his many contacts at a high international level, Mr. Mihailov expresses his firm readiness to continue helping in the development of Bulgarian football in every possible way.”

Bulgaria, who were already playing in a partially closed stadium as a consequence of UEFA sanctions, find themselves at the foot of Euro 2020 qualifying Group A with just three points, having failed to win any of their seven qualifiers to date. 

They will attempt to end a 12-match winless streak, dating back to October 2018, when they play their final qualifier at home against the Czech Republic on November 11.

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