Tuesday, June 6, 2023

    Euro Cup: Racist comments against England players miss penalty, PM Johnson criticizes

    London. All three black England players who missed the penalty shootout against Italy in the final of the European Football Championship (Euro 2020) faced racist comments on social media. Following this, the Football Association of England (FA) issued a statement condemning the language used towards the players. At the same time, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned racist comments made against three black England players who missed a goal against Italy in the European Football Championship final penalty shoot-out on Monday. Johnson tweeted that those responsible for such heinous abuse should be ashamed of themselves.

    Italy won the title after 19-year-old Bukayo Saka, one of England’s youngest players, missed a penalty and England have failed to win a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup. With this, England failed in the penalty shootout for the third time in a row. In Sunday night’s final, Marcus Rashford’s penalty hit the goal post while Bukayo Saka and Jaden Sancho’s penalties were saved by the Italian goalkeeper. After a 1-1 draw in regular and extra time, Italy won 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out.

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    19-year-old Saka failed to convert the deciding penalty as Italy won the title and England failed to win their first title since the 1966 World Cup. All three players immediately faced racial abuse on social media. London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on social media companies to do more to punish those responsible.

    He tweeted, “Racism has no place in football or anywhere else. Those responsible for the heinous online abuse should be punished and social media companies should take immediate action to avoid and remove this hate.”

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    The England team took a knee before a match at the European Championships to show their support for the elimination of racial discrimination. The animosity came to the fore after the team won over its supporters but failed to win the title before losing in the final in a penalty shootout.

    “We will continue to strongly support the affected players and call for those responsible (for making racist comments) to be severely punished,” the FA said in a statement. and investigating ‘racial’ comments.

    Tag: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, England, England Football Association, Euro 2020, Euro Cup, Euro Cup 2020, Italy, Racial comments

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