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England players could walk off the pitch if subjected to racist abuse

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Diego Costa Fikayo Tomori Chelsea

UEFA ordered the partial closure of Bulgaria's Vasil Levski stadium after racist behaviour by their supporters in Euro 2020 qualifiers with the Czechs and Kosovo in June.

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.

However, Southgate said: "I can totally understand why the Bulgarian president feels as he does because we have purely been responding honestly to questions we have been asked". Don't isolate one person.

Tomori was thorn between playing for Nigeria, Canada or England but decided on England after he was called up by coach Gareth Southgate for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria respectively. I had certain people and certain things that I had to consider.

"I think we have to be very careful in how we cover everything". We want the players to be able to concentrate on football.

'When I look at him I still get star-struck because of the player he was.

"If it happens to one of us, it happens to all of us", said Abraham, who himself was subjected to racist abuse on social media in August, told a news conference.

Many England players including Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose, were subjected to monkey chants during the team's match in March this year.

"And how we see the guys in training and their physical level".

"They're all players that are still getting better, still learning, but at the same time are producing as well, so, yes, it's an exciting front three".

"We did speak about that [the protocol]", Abraham said.

He continued: "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". We should be prepared for that because we know that sometimes you can go to countries and stuff like that can happen unfortunately.

"We had a meeting as a group and Gareth sat us down and explained Uefa's protocol and now, as players, we've got to give Uefa a chance to take that responsibility on board and deal with the situation".

"At this moment in time, full faith in UEFA".

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