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The BFU said Mr Mihaylov’s resignation “is a consequence of the recent tensions” but did not mention racism in their statement. The statement added that the tensions had created “an environment that is detrimental to Bulgarian football and the Bulgarian Football Union”. The Bulgaria game against England was halted twice last night due to allegations of racism.

The game was first halted at the 28th minute and an announcement was made over the stadium pa system condemning racist abuse and warning fans the game could be abandoned if it continued.

The game was first halted at the 28th minute and an announcement was made over the stadium pa system condemning racist abuse and warning fans the game could be abandoned if it continued.

The England v Bulgaria game resumed but was stopped again before half time.

Earlier today Bulgaria’s prime minister “strongly condemned” the fans’ behaviour and called for Mr Mihaylov to resign “immediately”.

He added: “After yesterday’s shameful loss of the Bulgarian National Team and given the bad results of our football, I ordered to end any relationship with BFU, including financial, until the withdrawal of Borislav Mihaylov from the post.”

Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said the “football family and governments” need to “wage war on the racists” after the abuse of England players.

More to follow…

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