UEFA reveal Bulgaria's punishment after England racist abuse

UEFA reveal Bulgaria's punishment after England racist abuse

Bulgaria will play their clash against the Czech Republic behind closed doors after UEFA slapped them with a punishment following their racist behavior against England.  

Bulgaria were whitewashed 6-0 by England but the game was marred by racist chants with the clash halted twice.

The Bulgarian Football Union was charged with racist behavior of their fans as well as being punished for supporters throwing objects, disrupting the national anthem and showing replays on the big screen at the stadium.

The incident prompted the President of the Bulgarian Football Union, Borislav Mihaylov to resign following pressure from the country's Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov. 

Bulgaria have now been ordered to play two games with a total stadium ban, with the second match suspended during a probationary period of two years.

They have been fined £73,000 in total for the charges of racist behaviour and throwing of objects 9£64,600) - and causing disturbance during the national anthem (£8,600).

The English FA has also been fined £4,300 for causing disturbance during the Bulgarian anthem.