Last updated on October 30, 2019
A top anti-racism in soccer organization has stated it’s”disheartened, but not surprised” by UEFA’s sanctions from Bulgaria because of its racist abuse a number of the nation’s fans aimed at black England players during the sides’ Euro 2020 qualifier.
After the judgment that Bulgaria has to play 1 home game behind closed doors and also pay a fine of $75,000 for stereotypical behavior, a tide of criticism was directed at UEFA for failing to attack the matter.
In a statement, Kick Out It known for UEFA to reevaluate its disciplinary process in reaction to racism, calling the punishment a missed chance.
The October 14 match, that England won 6-0, needed to be halted twice in the first half as a result of racist actions of several Bulgarian fans, who had been spotted giving nazi salutes and making monkey noises.
Critics compared the answer to this former Arsenal striker Nicolas Bendtner’s #80,000 good for showing a host on his underwear in a match.
Quite a few soccer writers and pundits pointed out that the lenient punishment revealed why footballers might want to take action themselves by burning the pitch in the face of racist abuse.
Anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card tweeted: “we would like to see UEFA and national leagues investing in anti-racism schooling programs that may make a genuine difference to hard racism in soccer and wider society.”