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Abused and isolated: how life soured for Viv Solomon-Otabor in Bulgaria | Football

England’s manager, Gareth Southgate, speaks to the referee during the qualifier in Bulgaria that was halted because of racism last October.

When Viv Solomon-Otabor stepped off the plane after returning from his first international call-up, his phone would not stop buzzing. The messages were not ones of congratulations for being part of the Nigeria squad that had faced Brazil but about the shocking racism at England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria. …

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