Bulgarian UEFA President Resigns at the Association of Racial Discrimination

BulgarianUEFAPresidentResignsattheAssociationofRacialDiscrimination
AccordingtoCCTVnews,ontheeveningofOctober14,localtime,intheantiqueEuropeanFootballChampionshipqualifierintheBulgariancapitalSofia,theEnglandteamdefeatedtheBulgarianteam6-0away.However,duetothe”misconduct”ofsomeBulgarianfanspresent,andeventheallegedracialdiscrimination,thegamewasinterruptedtwice.Onthe15th,thePresidentoftheBulgarianFootballAssociationBorislavMikhailovannouncedhisresignation.Accordingtoreports,Britishmediareportedthatduringthegame,someBulgarianfansinthestandsrepeatedlyimitatedthecryofmonkeysagainsttheblackplayersoftheEnglandteam,andalsosangracistsongs,andBulgarianfansmadeNazisalutesinthestandsGesture,thegamewasinterruptedtwice.TherefereewarnedBulgarianfanstostopracialdiscrimination,butafterthatthesituationwascompletelyundercontrol.Onthe15th,theincidentquicklyfermented.BulgarianPrimeMinisterBorisovissuedastatementonsocialmediathatday,andlatersaidinaninterviewwiththemediathatheurgedthechairmanoftheBulgarianFootballAssociationBorislavMikhailovtoresignimmediately,otherwisetheBulgariangovernmentwillinterruptthefinancialoftheBulgarianFootballAssociation.standby.BorisovsaidthattheBulgarianteamlost0-6athome.Suchabadrecordisreallysorryforthecountry’shugeexpendituresonfootballformanyyears;andthemisconductofsomefanshascausedBulgariatobelabeledas”racistThe”national”label,theBulgarianFootballAssociationshouldalsoberesponsibleforthis.SoonafterBorisov’sposition,Mikhailovunderrepressionannouncedhisresignation.TheBulgarianFootballAssociationsaidthatMikhailovwillofficiallyresignonthe18thlocaltime.AfewhoursafterMikhailovannouncedhisresignation,theBulgarianspecialpoliceenteredtheheadquartersoftheFootballAssociationtosearch.TheFootballAssociationsaidonthe15ththattheEnglandteamexperiencedall”horrible”intheeveningofthe14thinSofia.The15thmatchofBritishPrimeMinisterBorisJohnson,UEFA,mademoreeffortsto”eliminateracialdiscriminationonthecourt.”UEFArespondedtothis,whichrequiresthecooperationofgovernmentsandinternationalorregionalfootballmanagementagenciessuchasUEFA.FIFAsaidonthe15ththatitisconsideringincreasingthepunishmentforracialdiscriminationonthecourt.EditorLiuJianiSource:CCTVNews