Racist abuse against 3 British players who missed a penalty against Italy
In the decisive European Championship shootout against Italy on Sunday night, three black players who missed penalties by the England team were racistly abused online, prompting the British Football Association to issue a statement condemning the language used against the players.
The 19-year-old Bukayo Saka is one of the youngest players in the England team. He missed the penalty for winning the Italian team’s championship and missed England’s first international since the 1966 World Cup. Trophy.
This is the third consecutive penalty shootout for the England team. Marcus Rashford and Jayden Sancho are also absent.
The FA said in a statement that it was “shocked” by the abuse of the three players. The team knelt on one knee before the European Cup to show support for ending racial inequality. This young multi-ethnic team won the hearts of the football fanatic nation before the penalty shootout failed. News of hatred.
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The FA statement said: “We will do everything we can to support the players affected, and at the same time urge the severest punishment of anyone responsible.” “We will continue to make every effort to eliminate discrimination in the game, but we implore the government to act quickly Act and introduce appropriate legislation so that this abuse has real consequences.”
The Metropolitan Police of London also stated that it is investigating “aggressive and racist” messages on social media.
Rashford, who plays for Manchester United, pointed out that after the team lost the Europa League final, he was racist on social media in May.
England coach Gareth Southgate was criticized for bringing Rashford and Sancho to the bench, while star Raheem Sterling missed the penalty shootout.
“They are the best receivers we have left on the court,” Southgate said. “We win and lose together.”
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