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Bulgaria fan arrested for racially abusing Sterling

Raheem Sterling was the target of racist abuse from a Bulgaria fan during England s 4-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win at Wembley on Saturday. The fan was ejected from the stadium and arrested in the latest in a string of racist incidents involving high-profile players in recent weeks. The Metropolitan Police confirmed to Britain s Press Association that the male was arrested and taken to a north London police station on suspicion of an aggravated public order offence. However, following enquiries, he was released with no further action. UEFA was informed of the incident through its matchday delegate. Sterling, who has been an outspoken campaigner in the fight against racism, was the subject of discriminatory language during the first half of the match. We can confirm that an individual, who was seated in the away section of the stadium, was ejected and subsequently arrested for discriminatory abuse during the England v Bulgaria match, said a spokesperson for the FA. Wembley Stadium ...

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