Tammy Abraham reveals England plan to walk off pitch over racist abuse

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We'll all leave pitch if racially abused, says England striker

The second fixture in Sofia is a particular concern with the stadium already at a reduced capacity due to Bulgaria fans previously engaging in racist chanting in earlier qualifiers against Czech Republic and Kosovo.

If it persists the referee will take the teams off the field for a reasonable period of time.

Southgate's team, who have a flawless record so far with four wins out of four games in Group A, need a victory here in Prague to make certain of qualification for next summer's finals. So, we've got really good players, we need more than three.

"If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us", 22-year-old Chelsea player Abraham is quoted as saying by the BBC.

Tammy Abraham has revealed England captain Harry Kane has said the Three Lions are willing to walk off the pitch if any players suffer racist abuse in their next Euro 2020 qualifiers.

"We're very clear on that". No one wants it in football.

"For me, he's the greatest striker in the world", Abraham confessed.

But Mihaylov said: "We at the Bulgarian Football Union feel that this fixation on potential incidents. does not do justice to the Bulgarian supporters, the general public and to the extreme efforts and measures that the BFU has taken in order to ensure a fair and safe environment for what we believe to be a true footballing spectacle". My players are being put in very hard situations every time they are questioned on the subject and you feel one word out of place, one incorrect phrasing, leads to possible problems that could be flagged towards another team, made to make a story towards another team or potentially made to look as if there is a split or disagreement within our camp.

"And how we see the guys in training and their physical level". The players, at the same time, have the right to have a voice.

"We have an obligation to follow the protocols, that's what we need to do".

"I, as president of the Bulgarian Football Union, can not allow for such derogatory claims to continue being spread in the mass media and I strongly suggest that the UEFA administration take measures against the build-up of unnecessary tension in the weeks devoted to equality and to the celebration of football".

"I think both countries would have a strong desire for that and I have to say again, we don't look at other countries in a way that we don't shine a mirror on our own".

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