Racist insults was directed towards Bukayo Saka after he missed the game-winning penalty in England’s heartbreaking Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.
During Arsenal’s shoot-out loss to Italy, the 19-year-old stepped off the bench to take the fifth penalty.
Saka’s effort was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, and it proved to be the key moment as Italy was crowned European Champions.
Bukayo Saka has been subjected to racist abuse following England’s penalty shootout loss to Italy. Unfortunately, Saka has been subjected to horrible racial abuse in the immediate aftermath of the game, with several disgusting postings on his Instagram account.
On his most recent tweet from the day before the final, the Arsenal player was targeted with racist words and emoticons on the social media website.
‘Get out of my nation,’ one user said, while another advised him to return to Nigeria.
Instagram has been contacted by Sportsmail for comment.
The FA stated it was “appalled” by the abuse and that it would do everything it could to help players who had been victimized by racism.
‘We could not be clearer that anyone responsible for such despicable behavior is not welcome to support the team,’ the FA stated in a statement.
‘We will do everything we can to help the players affected while pushing the harshest consequences imaginable for those involved,’ said Saka, who missed England’s fifth and deciding penalty as Italy were declared winners.
‘We will do everything we can to eliminate discrimination from the game, but we ask the government to act promptly and pass relevant legislation so that this misuse has real-world consequences.’
‘Social media firms need to stand up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to punishment, and assist making their platforms free of this type of vile abuse,’ said the kid, who has made four appearances for England and put in some incredible performances.
Saka was extremely upset on the Wembley pitch after his mistake, with his teammates and then his family coming up to console him after the trophy ceremony.
Southgate accepted full responsibility for the penalty shootout loss and assured Saka that he would not be left alone to suffer.
‘It’s up to me, I chose the penalty takers based on what we did in training,’ he told the BBC.
Nobody is alone; we’ve won as a team.’ Saka took England’s final penalty, beating out more experienced players such as Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish.
Racist words and emoticons have been posted on Saka’s Instagram account. Pundits agreed that Saka was brave for accepting the sentence and urged the public to rally behind him.
Gary Neville, an ITV pundit, described Saka’s situation as “heartbreaking.”
‘Not only will Gareth Southgate need to cuddle him, but the entire nation will need to cuddle him,’ he continued.
‘The days of a penalty taker who misses being chastised are long gone.
Everyone has adored this boy in recent weeks, and we will continue to adore him in the coming weeks.
‘He’s been absolutely great, everyone in this tournament has been outstanding,’ said one pundit of 19-year-old Saka’s guts in stepping up and taking the final spot-kick.
Hold your head up, young man (Saka), because we’re going to look after him for the next few months.’ Ian Wright added: ‘He’s more than capable of taking that penalty, and I don’t think age has anything to do with it.’
He has the courage to desire to take it.
‘Of course he should be; he’s on the England team because he’s capable.’
I’m obviously heartbroken for everyone, not just Bukayo.
‘He was gutsy enough to take one, and Italy deserves a lot of respect for how they’ve handled themselves throughout the tournament.’