After a disappointing loss in the Euro 2020 Finals against Italy, sadly some fans took the internet and streets with hatred.
The internet community has responded in sharing some of the goings on as there had been an abundance of distasteful memes (Viewers discretion) and also some harrowing messages that had been sent around. We encourage everyone to continue to positivity at this time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the FA have both since condemned racist abuse aimed at England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. Who missed penalties against Italy
The FA said in a statement it was “appalled” by the abuse of the three players. The team had taken a knee before games at the Euros to signal its support for an end to racial inequality, and the young, multi-ethnic squad won the hearts of the soccer-mad country before the shootout failure brought out all-too-familiar messages of hate.
“We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible,” the FA statement said. “We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real-life consequences.”
London’s Metropolitan Police also said it was investigating “offensive and racist” messages on social media.
England coach Gareth Southgate was criticized for his strategy of bringing in Rashford and Sancho off the bench to take penalties while star Raheem Sterling was sidelined in the shootout.
“They were the best takers we had left on the pitch,” Southgate said. “We win and lose together.”