England misplaced the Euro 2020 last to Italy on a penalty shoot-out.© AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday slammed “appalling” racial abuse in opposition to England’s Euro 2020 staff after they misplaced the ultimate to Italy on a penalty shoot-out. “This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.” Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, the three gamers who missed England’s penalties on Sunday, have been the victims of a stream of abuse on Twitter and on their Instagram accounts.
They obtained a barrage of monkey emojis, whereas different some England followers used racial slurs in blaming the trio for the defeat.
Metropolitan Police tweeted that they have been “aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the #Euro2020 final.
“This abuse is completely unacceptable, it won’t be tolerated and it will likely be investigated.”
Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat demanded that social media companies take action.
“Social media has algorithms that targets advertisements to you however will not cease the racist abuse in opposition to some exemplary younger males,” he tweeted.
“Those that write are pathetic and need to be recognized and face the general public penalties, those that publish it are cashing in on hate.”
A number of the abuse additionally gave the impression to be directed by non England followers, with Saka receiving racial slurs adopted by a forza italia hashtag.
England ahead Raheem Sterling additionally obtained a stream of monkey emojis after social media customers accused him of dishonest to win a penalty in England’s semi last win on Wednesday.
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