Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, was the hero last night for England as he led his side to a 6-0 victory over Bulgaria in their latest EURO 2020 qualifier.
However, it wasn’t his goals that caught the headlines last night but Kane’s creative touch, as he set-up one goal and assisted three more, as well as netting one of his own late on.
Unfortunately, the true headlines will be dominated by the foul racism directed at a select few England players by some of the Bulgarian supporters.
The referee was forced to call a halt to the game on two occasions after racist chanting was heard, such is the new criteria set out by UEFA (BBC).
The England lads showed maturity and bravery to continue playing in such a disgusting and hostile environment, letting their 6-0 thrashing do the talking.
Harry Kane took to Twitter after the match to speak of his pride in the team and to condemn the racist acts.
Great performance and I’m proud of the togetherness we showed in some disgraceful circumstances. Racism has no place in society or football. It needs stamping out for good. Also a massive congrats to @OfficialTM_3 on a great debut ? #ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/yS9pEFeXie
— Harry Kane (@HKane) October 14, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion:
Harry is a real leader on the pitch now. It was an awful situation to deal with last night, but he and Gareth made sure to follow the new procedure, talking to the referee, opposition players, and the England boys. This is the kind of player Spurs need wearing the armband.
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