Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021
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Police to Investigate Racial Abuse of England Players After Euro 2020 Losson July 12, 2021 at 2:49 pm

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New Scotland Yard said it will investigate after three players from the England football team received racial abuse online. England lost the European Championship to Italy on Sunday in a penalty shootout, disappointing fans hoping to celebrate the team’s first international trophy since the 1966 World Cup. Three black players, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka, and Marcus Rashford have been subject to online racial abuse after they missed their penalties. The Metropolitan Police said it is aware of “a number of offensive and racist social media comments” directed towards the footballers. “This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated,” the Met wrote on Twitter. England coach Gareth Southgate said the abuse directed at the players was “unforgivable.” “We have been a beacon of light in bringing people together, in people being able to relate to the national team, and the national team stands for everybody and …

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