Sunday, October 1, 2023

    Euro 2020: Three England footballers under investigation for racial abuse

    London. British police have launched a racial slur investigation into three black players who missed a penalty during England’s European Football Championship (Euro 2020) final defeat against Italy. Police called abuse towards Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jaden Sancho “unacceptable” and said they would investigate “offensive and racist” social media posts.

    After a 1–1 draw in regular time and then extra time, Italy won 3–2 in a penalty shoot-out. England’s Football Association (FA) issued a statement saying it was shocked by the ‘bad behaviour’. He also said social media companies should take steps to ensure their platforms are free from “hateful” abuse.

    “We will do everything we can to support the players affected,” the FA said. He also demanded the strictest punishment for those responsible for this. The union said, ‘We will continue to do our best to remove discrimination from the game, but we urge the government to act quickly and enact appropriate legislation against this abuse.’ The three players who were targeted are part of an England youth team praised for its diversity.

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    Rashford’s photo was also defaced on the wall of a south Manchester cafe after Sunday’s match. Greater Manchester Police said they were investigating racially motivated damage which happened at 2.50am. Manchester Police Chief Inspector Paul Saville said: ‘This is degrading behavior and will not be tolerated at all.

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