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England v Bulgaria: Monkey Chants And Why Lothar Matthaus Knows Racism Is Never A Gas

by | 3rd, September 2011

ENGLAND tonk Bulgaria and the local fans in Sofia engage in racist chanting. The brains trust direct monkey chants at Ashley Young, Ashley Cole and Theo Walcott. It is appalling. Should the team leave the pitch? Nothing seems to stop it. So. What can be done? Incidentally, Bulgaria are managed by Lothar Matthäus, the German great says:

“I cannot say too much about this as I wasn’t really aware of it but, in my capacity as the manager, it’s pitiful for things like this to happen,” he said. “So, as a result of that, I’d like to apologise on behalf of the Bulgarian Football Federation.”

Might this be the same Lothar Matthäus of whom When Saturday Comes alleges (also on ESPN):

And few have yet forgiven Matthäus for telling a Dutch tourist at the 1993 Oktoberfest that “the Dutch are all arseholes, Adolf probably forgot you”, or for greeting a women’s basketball team with the words: “Hey girls, our black player has the longest appendage.”

So much for football:

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England fans make their way into the stadium before the game



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