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Euro 2020: England players bombarded with racist abuse

The FA mentioned any fan who abused gamers is ‘not welcome in following the crew’ (Image: Reuters)

England gamers have been bombarded with despicable racist abuse after the Three Lions lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka have been flooded with abhorrent slurs and monkey and banana emojis on social media after the three missed penalties.

The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation, warning the ‘unacceptable’ behaviour ‘is not going to be tolerated’.

A livid assertion from The Soccer Affiliation mentioned any fan who partook within the ‘disgusting behaviour’ was ‘not welcome in following the crew’.

It cautioned that ‘abuse has actual life penalties’ and urged social media firms to collect proof resulting in prosecution.

A spokesperson mentioned: ‘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 crew. 

‘We are going to do all we will to help the gamers affected whereas urging the hardest punishments attainable for anybody accountable.

Jadon Sancho appears gutted after lacking in the course of the penalty shootout (Image: AP)
Workforce mates had their arms round one another as the entire nation held its breath (Image: PA)
England supervisor Gareth Southgate consoles Bukayo Saka after he misses the ultimate penalty (Image: Pool through Reuters)
Marcus Rashford appeared devastated as he shared a hug after the match (Credit: Pool through Reuters)

‘We are going to proceed to do every part we will to stamp discrimination out of the sport, however we implore authorities to behave shortly and produce within the acceptable laws so this abuse has actual life penalties.

‘Social media firms must step up and take accountability and motion to ban abusers from their platforms, collect proof that may result in prosecution and help making their platforms free from the sort of abhorrent abuse.’

The official Twitter account for the England males’s and girls’s nationwide groups has thrown its help behind the gamers who’ve been victimised.

It mentioned in a press release: ‘We’re disgusted that a few of our squad – who’ve given every part for the shirt this summer season – have been subjected to discriminatory abuse on-line after tonight’s sport. We stand with our gamers.’

London Mayor Sadiq Khan known as on social media firms to do extra to carry to punish these liable for sending on-line abuse.

He wrote on Twitter: ‘There’s completely no place for racism in soccer or anyplace else.

‘These liable for the disgusting on-line abuse we’ve seen should be held accountable – and social media firms must act instantly to take away and forestall this hate.’

Prince William, who watched the historic showdown at Wembley with Kate Middleton and a crushed-looking Prince George, has urged the defeated lads to ‘hold your heads high’.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned Gareth Southgate and his boys ‘performed like heroes’.

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