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Bulgaria Manager Krasimir Balakov Resigns in Aftermath of Racist Abuse Against England

Krasimir Balakov has resigned from his position as Bulgaria manager in the aftermath of the scandal surrounding the racist abuse directed at England players when the two sides met on Monday.

England stormed to a 6-0 win, but the occasion was marred by the racist abuse directed towards the Three Lions by sections of the Bulgarian supporters. The game was halted twice in the first half to try to address the issue, with UEFA's new protocol (which could've led it to the match being abandoned) enacted.

Balakov faced intense pressure after the game, particularly after insisting that he did not actually hear any racist abuse during the game, but Bulgarian journalist Metodi Shumanov has now reported that the boss has now walked away from his position.