The Bulgarian Football association has been sentenced to a fine of 560.000 dollars after the scandal-the fight against England, where an English player was exposed to racism. Bulgaria must also play at least one match with empty stands, informed The union of European Football associations (UEFA).
But maybe UEFA have been a little generous with the penalty to Bulgaria. In each case, were subsequently done a bit of a mockery of UEFAs judgment in the case, and here comes the Danish Nicklas Bendtner into the picture.
Several british media including The Sun and ESPN UK was quick to compare Bulgaria's fine with the punishment, as Nicklas Bendtner got back at the european championships in 2012, where the former Danish midfielder pulled his pants down and advertised to the gaming operator Paddy Power
Nicklas Bendtner was then awarded a fine of around dkk 750,000 for his stunt, while he also was awarded a spilledags quarantine. Thus was the Danish star punished with nearly 200,000 kroner more than Bulgaria did.
2012: Nicklas Bendtner fined £80,000 for wearing sponsored underwear. the— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) 29. October 2019
2019: Russia fined £65,000 for racist chants during the Euro qualifier. pic.twitter.com/tkXaTOpvNb
this has created anger in the English, and the two media are far from the only one, who has taken to the penalty.
Liverpool's 19-year-old striker Rhian Brewster wonder about the judgment. At the U17 WORLD cup last year was the young englishman involved in a racism case. He is, therefore, far from excited for UEFAs punishment for Bulgaria.
- Even an embarrassing judgment in the day. Two matches behind closed doors for Nazi salute and racism? The world is soon going to have to wake up, writes Rhian Brewster is outraged on his Twitter profile with regard to the penalty to Bulgaria.
Nor does the organization Kick It Out, who fights against racism in football, is very excited about the decision not to punish Bulgaria harder.
- We are disappointed but certainly not surprised by UEFA's response to racist interventions aimed directly at the English players. The current sanctions seem clearly not, regardless of whether UEFA think they are tough enough. It leaves victims with less faith in that you can prevent violent and abusive behavior writes Kick It Out according to The Sun.
Skandalekampen against England was, however, serious consequences for Bulgaria. The president of Bulgaria's Football federation, Borislav Mihailov, had to take a call from the president of the country, while also national coach, Krasimir Balakov, said his job up.
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