By Joe Middleton For Mailonline
Published: 12:20 BST, 16 October 2019 | Updated: 12:20 BST, 16 October 2019
The family of an England fan who died in Bulgarian police custody after he was found in a 'helpless' condition at a park amid allegations from officers he was behaving 'aggressively', have launched a campaign to bring him home.
Rob Spray, 32, was found in Borisova Gardens, one of Sofia's most well-known parks, after travelling to the country with friends to watch the Three Lions take on Bulgaria.
A spokesman from the Bulgarian Ministry of Interior confirmed the man had been found in a 'helpless condition' in the city centre by police before being taken to hospital, where he later died.
Mr Spray, from Cannock, in Staffordshire, had been due to attend the game, which England won 6-0, in a match that was marred by racist chants from sections of the home crowd.
The man, not pictured, was taken to a hospital but began to 'behave aggressively, threatening staff.' Police then went to take him to the Sofia police station but he died en route
More than £12,000 has already been raised in an online appeal from his family to bring his body home.
His sister Katie Brown, posted this on Facebook, she said: 'This is my Brother who died yesterday morning just before he was going to see The England match in Bulgaria we need to get my Brother home could u please help my absolutely broken family get their son back and my Brother back home!
'Anything left over will be given to Prostate cancer which my dad is fighting