ITA vs ENG: England misplaced within the penalties in opposition to Italy.© AFP
England’s Soccer Affiliation stated it was “appalled” and “disgusted” after racist trolls focused Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka following Sunday’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy. All three gamers missed from the spot as Italy clinched the penalty shoot-out 3-2 after the tense last completed at 1-1 after additional time. “We’re disgusted that a few of our squad — who’ve given all the pieces for the shirt this summer time — have been subjected to discriminatory abuse on-line after tonight’s recreation,” the England FA tweeted. “We stand with our gamers,” the tweet additional stated.
We’re disgusted that a few of our squad – who’ve given all the pieces for the shirt this summer time – have been subjected to discriminatory abuse on-line after tonight’s recreation.
We stand with our gamers https://t.co/1Ce48XRHEl
— England (@England) July 12, 2021
A separate assertion stated, “The FA strongly condemns all types of discrimination and is appalled by the web racism that has been aimed toward a few of our England gamers on social media. We couldn’t be clearer that anybody behind such disgusting behaviour will not be welcome in following the group.”
London’s Metropolitan Police stated it was investigating the “offensive and racist” posts.
“We’re conscious of a lot of offensive and racist social media feedback being directed in direction of footballers following the #Euro2020 last,” it stated in a tweet.
“This abuse is completely unacceptable, it won’t be tolerated and it is going to be investigated,” it added.
England‘s gamers have made a robust stand in opposition to racism on the match, taking a knee earlier than their video games together with Sunday’s last.
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