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Raheem Sterling Takes To Social Media After England Players Suffer Racist Abuse Against Bulgaria

Raheem Sterling Takes To Social Media After England Players Suffer Racist Abuse Against Bulgaria

Raheem Sterling has taken to social media after England's 6-0 win over Bulgaria on Monday night.

England's European Championship qualifier against the hosts was brought to a halt when players were subject to racist abuse.

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The first step of UEFA's three-step racism protocol was triggered in the first half of the tie after abuse was directed towards players at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.

England captain Harry Kane approached referee Ivan Bebek to inform him of booing from the stands.

An announcement was made over the speakers demanding the racist chanting stop but the second step was triggered not long after as play halted again.

The racist chanting eventually settled in the second half as England smashed in another two goals to make it 6-0.

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Image: PA
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Raheem Sterling, who scored a brace in the game, took to Twitter shortly after the full-time whistle to voice his opinion.

He responded to a previous tweet from Piers Morgan, who said: "Brilliant goal by @sterling7 - no sweeter way to stuff it up these racist Bulgaria fans than for a black England player to destroy their team with his sublime talent."

The Manchester City winger posted a "delightful" GIF, then responded to Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov, who accused England of having a bigger racism problem than his own country last week.



As mentioned earlier, England walked away with all three points against Bulgaria after a dominant 6-0 win in the European Championship qualifier.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for The Three Lions against Krasimir Balakov's side with a cracking finish.

He drilled the ball past a helpless Plamen Iliev inside the box to make it 1-0 as Gareth Southgate's side made the perfect start.

Ross Barkley then scored a second for England in the 20th minute, latching on to a shot turned cross from Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling.

The Chelsea midfielder then scored his brace on the half hour mark, before Raheem Sterling made it four just before half-time.

Sterling then secured his second with a lovely finish before Tottenham striker Harry Kane scored his first of the night to make it six.

Topics: Football News, Football, England, Bulgaria, Raheem Sterling

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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