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Bulgaria to appeal FIFA sanctions for racist abuse
FIFA union president says the appeal goes against the behaviour of a small group of football fans
Published in Ahram Online on 10 - 01 - 2013

The Bulgarian Football Union will appeal sanctions imposed by FIFA for racist abuse by its fans during a World Cup qualifier.
FIFA's disciplinary committee on Tuesday ordered Bulgaria to play in an empty stadium on March 22 when it hosts Malta for a World Cup qualifier and fined the Balkan country 35,000 Swiss francs ($38,000).
Bulgaria fans had made monkey chants at Denmark defender Patrick Mtiliga, whose father is from Tanzania, during a World Cup qualifier in Sofia on Oct. 12.
Union president Borislav Mihaylov said the appeal will be against the ''disproportionate punishment for racism and discriminatory behavior of a very small group of the crowd.''
He also said it was ''unfair'' to be punished for the same offense with a game behind closed doors as well as a fine.
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