Bernardo Silva’s tweet about Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy was not intentionally racist, a regulatory commission has found.
Danny Rose could not bear to watch his England team-mates suffering sickening abuse in Bulgaria – and fully expects racism to continue when “not-so severe punishments” are meted out.
England will face no repeat of the racist abuse which marred their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria when they face Kosovo next week, according to the president of the country’s football association.
England manager Gareth Southgate hopes a line can now be drawn under last month’s racism in Sofia so his players can focus on football matters again.
Megan Rapinoe has accused football of failing its players over the way the sport is reacting to racist abuse.
England boss Gareth Southgate believes sanctions for racism must become more severe.
Racist abuse should result in instant action being taken and not allow any more opportunities of further discrimination, according to Watford captain Troy Deeney.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane says his side are ready to follow the protocol if they suffer racist abuse at Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.
Brescia striker Mario Balotelli has expressed his gratitude for the support he received in the wake of racist abuse which saw him set to walk off at Verona – and claims those responsible should be ashamed.
Verona head coach Ivan Juric has denied there was any racist abuse directed towards Brescia striker Mario Balotelli, who threatened to walk off during the second half of the Serie A defeat at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
UEFA has “missed an opportunity” to get tough on racism after it ordered Bulgaria to play their next home qualifier behind closed doors over the racist behaviour of their fans during the Euro 2020 match against England.