England’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was halted twice as Bulgarian fans were said to make racist chants including Nazi salutes and monkey chanting during the match.
The match was first halted in the 28th minute with England leading 2-0 in which a stadium announcement then condemned the abuse before stating that the match would be abandoned if it continued.
However, the game was stopped again in the 43rd minute before restarting after discussions between the referee and England manager Gareth Southgate.
The English players had threatened to walk off the pitch if any racist abused was meted to any of their players.
England went on to win 6-0 in Sofia courtesy of goals from Rashford, Barkley, Sterling and Kane as they cemented their top spot in Group A.
By Chineze Ogugua