“This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
England Euro 2020 team, after they lost the final to Italy on a penalty shoot-out, faced flurry of racial abuses. United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed the abuse as “appalling”.
“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.”
Three England players who missed penalties on Sunday- Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka- were the victims of of a stream of abuse on Twitter and on their Instagram accounts.
While some England fans blamed the three for their country’s defeat, some sent them a barrage of monkey emojis.
Metropolitan Police tweeted that they were “aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the #Euro2020 final.
“This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”
“Those who write are pathetic and deserve to be identified and face the public consequences, those who publish it are profiting from hate,” said Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat, demanding accountability from social media sites.
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