UEFA fines Bulgarian FA after racist chants

BY foxsports • November 18, 2011

UEFA says it has fined the Bulgarian Football Union ?40,000 ($54,000) after home fans chanted racist abuse during a Euro 2012 qualifier against England in Sofia in September.

Along with the ''discriminatory behaviour'' by Bulgaria supporters, the charges also included the setting-off and throwing of fireworks during the Sept. 2 match, which England won 3-0.

England's Football Association informed UEFA after the match that racist abuse had been aimed at midfielder Ashley Young by a section of home fans.

The BFU has three days after receiving UEFA's explanation for the fine to launch an appeal.

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