British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Condemning the racist abuse of English players on social media, they missed a penalty in the penalty shoot-out of the Euro 2020 final that they decided to play against Italy on Sunday.
“This England team should be praised as a hero, not being racist on social media,” Johnson, who was watching the game at Wembley Stadium, tweeted on Monday morning.
“The person responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.”
The score was 1-1 in 120 minutes. Since Czechoslovakia defeated West Germany in 1976, the European Championship final was decided by a penalty kick for the first time.
Marcus Rashford, Jaden Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed their penalties Italy won the first European Champions Cup since 1968, and England continues to seek its first major silverware since 1966.
Soon after the game, The three were abused by racism on TwitterRashford was born in Manchester with Caribbean descent, while Sancho and Saka were both born in London and their parents were from Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria.
A tweet posted by an England team official said: “We feel sick, and some of our teams-who have done everything for this jersey this summer-have suffered discriminatory abuse online.” Twitter Account reading.
In a separate statement, the Football Association, the governing body of English football, added: “The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is shocked by the online racism against some of our English players on social media.”
“We are very aware that anyone behind this disgusting behavior is not welcome to follow the team. We will do our best to support the affected players while urging the harshest punishment for anyone responsible,” The statement said that Monday morning.
The FA added that it will “continue to do everything we can to exclude discrimination from the game, but we implore the government to act quickly and introduce appropriate legislation so that this abuse has an impact on real life.”
Mayor of London Sadik Khan In a similar tone, urge social media companies to combat abuse.
He wrote on Twitter: “There is absolutely no place for racism in football or anywhere else.”
“Those responsible for the disgusting online abuse we have seen must be held accountable-social media companies need to take immediate action to eliminate and prevent this hatred.”
The Metropolitan Police Department, the police force of the 32 boroughs of London, confirmed that an investigation has been launched.
It said on Twitter: “We are aware of some offensive and racist social media comments against football players after the #Euro2020 final.”
“Such abuse is totally unacceptable, will not be tolerated, and will be investigated.”
At the time of writing, none of the players targeted by racial abuse made a statement, but Rashford has been treated similarly in the past. In the past 18 months, the Manchester United striker has become a British icon, using his platform to oppose homelessness and child hunger, and forcing the Johnson government to make drastic efforts to provide free school meals to disadvantaged children in the UK. Turn.
The multiculturalism of the England team has made great progress. Coach Gareth Southgate (Gareth Southgate) and several players openly opposed racism and voiced their voices on several social issues.
Southgate defended his player’s decision to kneel on one knee before the kick-off. Black people’s fate is also fate Despite being criticized by several well-known British politicians and English fans, they booed this gesture in the pre-match friendly and England group stage matches.
After the English players were booed on their knees in a pre-match friendly against Romania, Johnson said that he “fully respects the rights of those who choose to protest peacefully and express their feelings.”