Bulgaria boss Krasimir Balakov has denied hearing any racist chants in their Monday UEFA Euro Qualifiers loss at the hands of England on Monday night.
The coach instead slammed England fans for interrupting the Bulgaria national anthem in a staggering denial this despite monkey noises aimed at England defender Tyrone Mings and forward Raheem Sterling being clearly heard.
The sad event saw the game halted twice brought but while speaking to ITV Balakov said: “I personally did not hear the chanting you are most probably referring to. I saw that the referee stopped the game.
“But I also have to say the unacceptable behaviour was not only on behalf of the Bulgaria fans but also the England fans who were whistling and shouting during the Bulgaria national anthem and during the second half they used words against our fans which I find unacceptable.
“To be honest this has not happened to us before. The disciplinary measures by UEFA were not because of racist chanting but because of a banner from an organization which is not forbidden by Bulgarian law.
England's black player's silenced racist fans in Bulgaria with a 6-0 rout with black players Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling scoring while Tyrone Mings enjoyed a fine debut in defence.