Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings was praised on Twitter for the manner in which he handled himself as he suffered racist abuse on his England debut in Bulgaria.

Gareth Southgate’s side won the Euro 2020 qualifier 6-0 in Sofia, but the game was halted on two occasions in the first half because of the racial abuse England’s black players were subjected to by the home supporters.

Despite having to play in such difficult environments, Mings showed his maturity and calmness as he excelled on his debut for his country.

The Villa man was praised by a number of his current players or ex-players on Twitter, as they praised him for his performance on the night and the manner in which he conducted himself.

It wasn’t just Mings and England’s black players who stood tall on the night, but the rest of the England team, the coaching staff, manager Gareth Southgate and the fans made their country proud.

In the end, the whole England team let their football do the talking as they put six past their opponents and with it walked away with a clean sheet to their name.

Whilst the racist behaviour from the Bulgarian fans have taken the headlines, the likes of Mings, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Ross Barkley were outstanding on the night.

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