Racists have hurled vile abuse at Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jodan Sancho after the trio missed penalties in tonight’s Euro 2020 final.
The FA has condemned its racist fans and stated that they are not “welcome in following in the team,” while the Metropolitan Police has announced that detectives would be investigating.
Racists took to the social media accounts of the three black players who missed penalties in tonight’s match against Italy.
There were some comments with vile racial slurs among the flurry of monkey, banana, and gorilla emojis from anonymous Instagram accounts.
‘Go back to Nigeria,’ one user said under Saka’s recent Instagram photo, while another said, ‘Get out of my nation.’ Another wrote, ‘Take banana n****r.’ And yet another said, ‘It’s coming Rome!!!’
Racists slammed Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jodan Sancho on Twitter after the trio missed penalties in tonight’s Euro 2020 final. One person said, ‘Go back to Nigeria.’ Another user commented, ‘Get out of my country.’
In response to the outpouring of racist remarks, an FA representative stated emphatically that racists are not welcome in football.
‘The FA strongly condemns all kinds of prejudice and is outraged by the online racism directed towards some of our England players on social media,’ a spokeswoman added.
‘We cannot stress enough that anyone involved in such heinous behavior is not welcome to join the team.’
We will do everything we can to help the players who have been harmed, while also calling for the harshest penalties available for those who are culpable.
‘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.’
‘Foreigners are ignorant,’ another user remarked, clearly ignoring Saka’s birthplace of Ealing, west London. ‘Social media firms need to step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to prosecution, and help making their platforms free from this type of abuse,’ the Metropolitan Police stated.
‘This abuse is entirely unacceptable, it will not be permitted, and it will be investigated,’ said England manager Gareth Southgate after his gallant Three Lions were defeated in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out in the Euro 2020 final.
Earlier in the game, ecstasy had turned to misery for England supporters, who had to face a tense finish as Italy equalized to cancel out Luke Shaw’s early strike.
‘The FA strongly rejects all forms of discrimination and is shocked by the online racism directed at some of our England players on social media,’ a spokeswoman said. Three Lions fans were in dreamland as Shaw put England ahead inside three minutes.
In 67 minutes, however, Italy’s evergreen defender Leonardo Bonucci pulled England back.
The goal set up a tense end to the encounter at Wembley, with the game heading to the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
Gianluigi Donnarumma, the Italian goalkeeper, was the hero, saving penalties from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.
After England’s penalty shootout defeat, tears streamed down Wembley Road.
Angry scenes accompanied the anguish of thousands of supporters who had been locked out of the stadium and were making their way home.
England missed three successive penalties, declaring Italy champions in front of 60,000 people at Wembley Stadium, despite two saves by Jordan Pickford.
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It was the substituted penalty specialists Rashford and Sancho who failed to score before Saka, which was a sad irony.
England’s nerves were blasted to shreds following a second half in which the Italians ran them tired, despite Luke Shaw’s astonishing early goal – the fastest ever in a European final.
The Three Lions were handed a hammer blow in the 67th minute when Leonardo Bonucci levelled with a scruffy goal, forcing extra time.
Before the final whistle and the dreaded spot kicks, a tense two periods of extra time ensued, with both teams capable of claiming victory.
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‘A large number of officers and specialized units will be deployed around London to prevent crime and unrest and respond to any incidents,’ the force added.
It comes as hopes for the historic match against Italy in the Euro final have reached fever pitch, with one supporter in central London saying that even a loss would be “something to drink to.”
England fans are expected to buy 7.1 million pints of beer while watching the country’s first major tournament final since the 1966 World Cup, according to the British Beer & Pub Association.
According to a research by Vouchercodes.co.uk and the Centre for Retail Research, PS815 million would have been spent in pubs and hospitality facilities by the end of the tournament, with 32.6 million pints served.
The Queen, Prince William, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson all extended their best wishes to the team before of the match, while millions of England supporters urged the team to ‘bring it home,’ with some fans celebrating last night and others admitting they didn’t sleep because they were so thrilled.
Southgate, who has been praised for his leadership of the team, said the supporters’ support has given them a ‘great lift’ in a video message on the official England football Twitter account.
‘We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing us play,’ he remarked.
I owe it to all of the players, as well as the fantastic team I’ve assembled, that we were able to reach our first final in 55 years.
But, of course, we know we have to deliver for you now, so we’ll do everything we can to meet your expectations.
In a video message on his official Twitter account, the Duke of Cambridge thanked England manager Gareth Southgate, captain Harry Kane, and ‘every member of the England team on and off the pitch,’ saying: ‘I can’t believe this is happening,’ and wishing the squad ‘the very best of luck.’
‘Gareth, Harry, and every member of the England team on and off the pitch, just want to wish you the very best of success tonight,’ said William, the FA President.
What a collective effort; everyone on the squad has contributed in some way.
All of the backroom staff has been equally vital.
‘It’s hard for me to believe this is occurring.’
It’s all really exciting, and I wish you the best of luck.
You bring out the best in England, and we’re all rooting for you.
You have the support of the entire country.
‘Well, take it home.’