England clash with Bulgaria SUSPENDED after Sterling and Mings are subject to vile racist abuse in Sofia


ENGLAND’S match with Bulgaria was temporarily SUSPENDED after Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings were targeted with sick racist abuse by home fans.

The Manchester City star was booed every time he touched the ball and both Sterling and Mings were subject to disgusting monkey noises.

Three Lions debutant Tyrone Mings had made a complaint to the assistant referee and England captain Harry Kane after hearing the chants

Kane then went to the referee with play stopped for around five minutes as an announcement went out around the ground.

Following Uefa protocol, the referee told the Uefa delegate before the announcement went out over loud speakers in Sofia.

The stadium announcer told home fans that the game would be suspended again or even abandoned if the chanting continued.

Uefa have a three-step protocol for dealing with racism at matches.

The first is for the referee to ask the stadium announcer to demand supporters stop.

If it continues, the referee can take the players off the pitch and into the dressing room, while another announcement is made.

If that does not stop the abuse, the match will then be abandoned.

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