Bulgarian police have arrested four people in connection with the racist abuse of England players during Monday’s European Qualifier in Sofia.
England’s 6-0 victory was overshadowed by the abuse – the game having been halted twice in the first half as England manager Gareth Southgate and his players considered walking off the pitch.
European football’s governing body UEFA has begun disciplinary proceedings against Bulgaria following the chanting, while president Aleksander Ceferin has vowed to ‘wage war on the racists’.
And the Bulgarian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday morning that they have detained four people – and that ‘work is still ongoing to identify other participants in the incident’.
More to follow…