Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has praised Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov for his reaction to the racist abuse meted out to the England players during the Euro 2020 qualifier between the two countries.
Some England players were subjected to racist abuse during the first half of the game which ended in a 6-0 win for the Three Lions away from home.
After the game, Marcus Rashford took to his social media account to praise the actions of the Ivelin Popov who went to the home crowd to speak to them about their racist chants toward the England players.
The racist situation overshadowed a game that saw Marcus Rashford and England recover from their surprising loss to Czech Republic.
England were beaten 2-1 by hosts Czech Republic in their last Euro 2020 qualifier but they were able to recover with a thumping win over the Bulgarians.
England got their goals through Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling (2 goals), Ross Barkley (2 goals), Marcus Rashford and team skipper Harry Kane who got the last goal of the game.
The Three Lions were able to open up a three-point lead at the top of the table in Group A as a result of the big win over the Bulgarians on Monday night.