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Bulgaria fan arrested for racially abusing Sterling

Raheem Sterling was the target of racist abuse from a Bulgaria fan during England’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win at Wembley on Saturday.

12.9.2019

Raheem Sterling was the target of racist abuse from a Bulgaria fan during England’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win at Wembley on Saturday.

Sterling, who has been a campaigner in the fight against racism, was the subject of discriminatory language during the first half of the match

Raheem Sterling was the target of racist abuse from a Bulgaria fan during England’s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win at Wembley on Saturday.

However, following enquiries, he was released with no further action.

“We can confirm that an individual, who was seated in the away section of the stadium, was ejected and subsequently arrested for discriminatory abuse during the England v Bulgaria match,” said a spokesperson for the FA.

Belgium and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants while playing for Inter Milan at Cagliari earlier this month, while Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba are among those to be sent racist abuse on social media after missing penalties for the Red Devils.

“To be honest, I’ve always said that the more we speak about it, it doesn’t have much of an impact.

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