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updated 2:30 p.m. ET Nov. 18, 2011
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -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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