AT least four Bulgaria fans have been arrested for racially abusing England players in Monday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier.
Cops swooped after tracking down fans accused of targeting Three Lions players during the match in Sofia, which England won 6-0.
The police operation to hunt down fans accused of racially abusing England players is ongoing, with more supporters hunted by cops, according to Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).
A photo showed four suspects lined up against a wall with their backs to the camera after they were arrested.
Bulgaria’s Ministry of Interior confirmed four fans had been arrested, but BNR has reported the number of supporters detained is five.
A Ministry of Interior spokesman said: “An operation of the Ministry of Interior is underway to identify and act on people who have committed indecent acts during a football match between the national teams of Bulgaria and England.
“So far, four have been detained by the police, whose involvement in the incident is being clarified. Work is still ongoing to identify other participants in the incident.
“The collected materials will be reported to the prosecutor’s office.”
England’s players were subjected to vile racist abuse during the game and now European football’s governing body have taken action.
The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body but the date of the meeting is yet to be confirmed.
England have also been charged with two offences.
The Three Lions face charges of disrupting the national anthem and insufficient number of travelling stewards.
Bulgaria are believed to be looking at a potential two-match ground closure and a fine in the region of £70,000.
Source: The Sun Newspaper