HEREFORD captain Josh Gowling said that England players should have ‘left the field of play’ due to the racism they faced during their 6-0 victory in Bulgaria last night.

England’s Euro 2020 qualifier was stopped twice last night due Bulgaria fans making racist chants at the visiting players and also Nazi salutes.

The stadium announcement stated the match would be abandoned if it continued.

UEFA's new protocol to combat racist abuse sees three stages until the game is abandoned.

After the second stage last night a group of Bulgaria fans were seen leaving the stadium.

England continued the match and ran away 6-0 winners.

Gowling took to Twitter to voice his views.

He said: “So let me get this right, there’s three steps?
“So you can be racist three times before there is something done like abandoning the game. What happened to a zero tolerance for racism.

“Until a real stand is made like leaving the field of play, this is never going to change.”