As regular readers of my online ramblings (if there are any) will know well, I am a Bulgarophile and I have often recommended Bulgaria in many of my posts on this forum and I have told everyone what a wonderful country this is. I am currently teaching at a school in Sofia. My wife and I love this strange little country in SE Europe. Recently we got our BG ten-year residency cards. Now Bulgaria is the adopted home of Mr and Mrs Hippopotamus. Last night's appalling display of racism at the Bulgaria vs. England match was disgusting, blatant and completely unacceptable. I had expected better from Bulgaria. The reaction of the Bulgarian authorities, as usual, has been too little, too late. A fine and a slap on the wrist from UEFA is not enough. For what it is worth, I would like to offer my apologies to all genuine football fans and to all who care about treating other human beings with even a modicum of decency and kindness.