Gareth Southgate prepares England squad for racism response before European Qualifiers

Gareth Southgate has briefed his England squad about what to do if they encounter racist abuse during their upcoming European Qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic.
The England manager went via the UEFA protocol together with the team on Monday, so they had clarity about what to do if they encounter racist discrimination.
Fikayo Tomori affirmed Southgate held a group meeting on Monday to discuss what actions needs to be taken when Englands players endure abuse.
It was only about, though it does occur that unfortunately it does occasionally, what we need to do and what the protocol is, said Tomori.
He simply briefed us about what exactly was going to take place. We should be prepared for that since we all know that you are able to go to things and countries like that can happen unfortunately.
We are just there to play the sport and anything takes place in the stands, we will just let the authorities deal with that.
UEFAs three-step protocol begins with any participant subject to abuse notifying.
At that point, the match wills halt and request a PA announcement to allow fans know that, if abuse proceeds, the gamers will be removed.
The participant should take the players off and should they deem necessary make a last call on whether to depart the match if racism persists.
England players were racially abused when they played with with a European Qualifier in Montenegro in March, for which the Montenegrin football association were fined $20,000 and ordered to play a game behind closed doors.
The Football Union has been fined #35,000 by UEFA for its fans abuse of England players at 2011.
Mondays fixture at Sofia will be performed with a diminished capability as punishment for racist incidents when Bulgaria played Kosovo along with the Czech Republic in June.

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