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Ministers Defend Priti Patel Claiming That She Is Subjected To Racist Online Harassment

As Labour demands that the Home Secretary ‘take the knee’ and apologize for providing ‘racist scumbags the license to attack’ sports players, advertising ministers have backed Priti Patel by stating she herself is subjected to online racist abuse.

After Tyrone Mings accused the Home Secretary of’stoking the fire’ of racism by labeling the team’s kneeling as ‘gesture politics,’ Chief Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Barclay came to Ms Patel’s rescue.

After Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka missed penalties in Sunday night’s sad Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy, the Three Lions ace said she had “no right” to denounce the barrage of online racial abuse directed at them.

Mr Barclay, who is the daughter of Ugandan Asian immigrants, argued that the Home Secretary has “repeatedly taken a position against bigotry.”

‘The Home Secretary herself has been the target of horrific online racist abuse,’ he told Sky News.

‘She has consistently condemned racist harass online and, as Home Secretary, she has taken action against some of the extreme right-wing groups that are responsible for this,’ Mings said. Labour’s Deputy Leader Angela Rayner urged both Ms Patel and the Prime Minister to ‘take the knee and apologize’ for ‘giving these racist scumbags license to abuse our players.’

Mings, like’millions of people across this country,’ has every right to be outraged by the Home Secretary’s remarks, according to an ex-England player.

Former England Under-21 striker Marvin Sordell admitted racism was a “major role” in his retirement from the sport at the age of 28 as he suffered with his own mental health.

In 321 appearances, he scored 68 goals.

Tyrone Mings (seen taking a knee during a friendly against Romania in June) said the Home Secretary had ‘no right’ to criticize the onslaught of online racial abuse directed at other England stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka after they missed penalties in Sunday night’s sad Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.

‘You don’t get to stoke the fire at the start of the tournament by labeling our anti-racism message as “Gesture Politics” and then pretend to be outraged when the same thing we’re campaigning against happens,’ the England defender stated in response to the Tweet. Ms Rayner reiterated his criticism, writing: ‘If you blow the dog whistle then you are to responsible when the dogs start howling.’

‘Boris Johnson and Priti Patel should kneel and apologize to Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka for allowing these racist scumbags to trash our players and ask for forgiveness,’ Sordell, a member of the FA’s Inclusive Advisory Council, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme today.

‘Because at the time, there was a huge potential to demonstrate great leadership.’

And I believe it was evident at the time, and before that, that players taking the knee was nothing more than a way for them to raise awareness for a issue that has come back again.

‘There was an opportunity then to really back the players in what they’re trying to do, what they’re trying to achieve, the great message that they’re trying to talk about, and yet that was ignored, and people were allowed to respond negatively to something that was totally positive,’ said the Home Secretary before the event.

People leave supportive words on top of bin liners that were taped over objectionable text on a mural of Manchester United striker and England player Marcus Rashford on the wall of the Coffee House Cafe on Copson Street, Withington Conservative MP’s grovelling apology for criticizing England ace Rashford A Tory backbencher was forced to backtrack after a dreadful own goal attack on England star Marcus Rashford

During the lockdown, Dover MP Natalie Elphicke argued that the Manchester United player should have practiced spot kicks rather than advocating for free lunches for disadvantaged pupils.

After the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 defeat on penalties to Italy at Wembley, she made the statement in a Tory MP WhatsApp group.

Rashford of Manchester United was one of three England players who failed to score in the deciding shoot-out in the Three Lions’ first major final in 55 years.

Mrs Elphicke wrote other Conservatives in a message first published by GB News: ‘They lost – would it be ungenerous to suggest Rashford should have spent more time refining his skill and less time playing politics.(sic)’ But, after her remarks were widely criticized, she rushed to Twitter to praise the squad.

‘Last night, I felt millions of England fans’ rage and grief,’ she said.

‘Everyone on the team gave it their all.’

Congrats and welcome to the Advertisement The Home Secretary had previously ridiculed England players’ decision to take a knee in support of racial equality.

In an interview with GB News, Ms Patel remarked, “I really don’t condone individuals indulging in that type of gesture politics.”

‘That’s a choice for them quite frankly,’ she remarked when asked if England fans had the right to boo their national team.

‘I’ve never been to a football match to even consider that.’ Mings’ remarks mirror those of Tory peer Baroness Sayeeda Warsie, who responded to Ms Patel’s tweet by suggesting the government should ‘think about our part in fueling this culture.’

‘Priti – We as a government, as Conservatives, need to consider our role in fostering this culture in our country. If we “whistle” and the “dog” reacts, we can’t be surprised if it barks and bites,’ she said.

‘It’s past time to put an end to the culture wars that are sowing division.’

Meanwhile, Downing Street backed Boris Johnson following he was accused of ‘providing licence’ to racist fools who attacked black England players after the Euro 2020 final.

Gary Neville, a Labour politician and supporter, slammed the Prime Minister’s own record – as well as that of Home Secretary Priti Patel – amid massive public outrage over social media vitriol directed towards Three Lions players.

Mr. Neville, a former Manchester United player turned commentator, claimed that before becoming Tory leader, the PM fostered prejudice by referring to Muslim women as “letterboxes” in a newspaper column.

The attacks, however, triggered a strong retaliation from Downing Street.

‘The Prime Minister was clear that he wanted to see everyone getting behind the team to cheer them on,’ Mr Johnson’s spokesman told reporters this afternoon.

‘You are not fans,’ he said before England’s first game on the 11th.’ England’s midfielder Kalvin Phillips and an Italian opponent take a knee before the start of the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

‘We don’t want you,’ says England captain Harry Kane, echoing manager Gareth Southgate’s statement.

He also called out those behind the posts, stating they were ‘not England fans,’ in a harsh remark.

‘Three lads who were magnificent all summer had the courage to go up and take a pen when the stakes were high,’ the striker wrote on Twitter.

‘They deserve support and backing, not the awful racist vitriol they’ve been subjected to since last night,’ says one supporter.

If you insult somebody on social media, you’re not an England fan, and we don’t want you.’ That comes after England manager Gareth Southgate slammed racist abuse directed at his players as “unforgivable” this morning.

After the sad defeat at Wembley on Sunday, he lambasted ignorant social media morons who inundated Saka, Rashford, and Sancho with horrible remarks.

After the defeat, Prince William and the Prime Minister branded the insults as disgusting and sickening, England’s manager retaliated.

‘I am disgusted by the racist insults directed at England players following last night’s match,’ Southgate stated.

It is completely intolerable that athletes have had to put up with such heinous behavior.

I’m going to have to quit right now, and everyone responsible should be held accountable.

‘It’s unforgivable that some of them have been abused.’

I know a lot of it came from outside the country, and those who track these things have been able to explain it, but not all of it.

‘It’s just not what we believe in.’

We’ve been a ray of hope in bringing people together by allowing them to relate to the national team, and the national team represents everyone, so the spirit of unity must continue.

‘We have demonstrated the power of our country when it comes together and has that enthusiasm and positivity.’ Advertisement Last night, the Prime Minister went on the offensive as well.

‘To individuals who have been hurling racial comments during some of the players, I say shame on you, and I hope you will crawl back under the rock from whence you escaped,’ he stated in front of the nation at a Covid press conference.

‘Because this entire team played like heroes, and I’m sure this is just the beginning of their successes, and I say bring on Qatar next year, and let’s also dare to start, together with Ireland, how the United Kingdom can host the World Cup in 2030,’ both Mr Johnson and Ms Patel said on social media yesterday morning.

Gareth Southgate, England’s manager, and Prince William both spoke out against the abuse.

‘The Prime Minister and the Home Secretary provided sanction to the bigots who booed the England players and are now racially abusing England players,’ Ms Rayner added, potentially drawing charges of political point-scoring from Tory backbenchers.

‘Boris Johnson and Priti Patel are arsonists whining over a fire they put out with gasoline.’

‘This is about leadership, and I’m afraid the Prime Minister has failed the test of leadership because whatever he says today about racism, he had a simple choice at the beginning of this tournament in regards to the booing of those who were taking the knee.’ Mr Neville, who backed Jeremy Corbyn in the last election, later doubled down, telling reporters: ‘This is about leadership, and I’m afraid the Prime Minister has failed the test of leadership because whatever he says today about racism

It all starts towards the top.’ Facebook and Instagram claimed this morning that they had sought to remove abusive remarks and accounts directed at England’s footballers, but many remained available as of noon.

‘No single thing will solve this challenge overnight, but we’re dedicated to keeping our community safe from abuse,’ the massive tech corporation claimed. Damian Green, a Tory MP and member of the DCMS committee, said it would be ‘not too difficult’ for social media platforms to do more to monitor racist remarks made on their websites.

‘Their algorithms are really good, and they are able to target advertisements to every one of their billions of consumers,’ he told the BBC’s World at One programme.

‘I don’t believe it would be that difficult, for example, to check on every use of the monkey emoji, and if it’s being used in an undesirable context – as it clearly has been over the past 24 hours – then take those postings down immediately and see if you can find out who sent them and remove them off your platform,’ Prince William said.

The Duke of Cambridge, who attended the game with Kate and George on Sunday, asked for those responsible for the messages to be punished.

The Prime Minister has been accused of being ambiguous about England fans’ boos in the past.

His official spokesman had only urged fans to be’respectful’ a few days ago, declining to denounce those who booed players.

After a horrendous own goal attack on England star Marcus Rashford over his failed Euro 2020 penalty, a Tory MP was compelled to apologize.

During the lockdown, Dover MP Natalie Elphicke argued that the Manchester United player should have practiced spot kicks rather than advocating for free lunches for disadvantaged pupils.

After the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 defeat, she made the remark in a Tory MP WhatsApp group.

‘When the country was commiserating with our fantastic squad, Conservative MPs were mocking at an amazing footballer who stood up to feed starving kids when they voted to leave them without food,’ Ms Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, added.

‘Whether it’s their refusal to help the poor or their booing of our boys after they’ve done our country proud, the Nasty Party is back.’

‘The issue that every Conservative MP must answer is whether or not they condemned these heinous remarks.’

Boris Johnson must publicly condemn these terrible remarks after failing to support our players in their anti-racism stance.

In the wake of his Euro 2020 penalty heartbreak, Rashford revealed he was left “near to tears” after well-wishers covered graffiti scrawled on his Manchester mural with heartfelt letters.

The 23-year-old England international wrote an emotional open letter to England fans apologizing for his penalty shoot-out loss to Italy at Wembley.

After the devastating conclusion to Euro 2020, the striker, who was obviously upset after his penalty struck the post, expressed homage to his supportive teammates and promised to ‘come back stronger’.

But, the star, who was subjected to a deluge of racial abuse from ugly online trolls in the aftermath of the loss, reserved a special thank you for those who helped restore his artwork on the wall of the Coffee House Cafe in his hometown of Withington.

The painted figure was damaged with insulting comments about Rashford, including the words’sh**e’ and ‘b*****d,’ in what police are investigating as a possible ‘hate crime.’

‘F**k Sancho,’ said another piece of graffiti, referring to Three Lions teammate Jadon Sancho.

Rashford supporters, on the other hand, raced to the site to cover the hateful words with love.

Marcus Rashford said he was “near to tears” as well-wishers covered hostile graffiti painted on his Manchester painting with letters of support in the aftermath of his Euro 2020 penalty heartbreak. A local resident places love hearts and slogans on the plastic that covers abusive graffiti on the vandalized mural of Manchester United striker and England star Marcus Rashford.

McLaren driver Lando Norris was purportedly mugged for his PS40,000 watch after England lost to Italy in the European Championship final Lando Norris was reportedly mugged for his PS40,000 watch after England lost to Italy in the European Championship final Lando Norris was reportedly mugged for his PS40,000 watch after England lost to Italy in the European Championship final Lando Norris was reportedly mugged for his PS40,000 watch after England lost to Italy in the European Championship final

On Sunday, Gareth Southgate’s team succumbed to the Azzurri on penalties at Wembley, with Formula One sensation Lando Norris in attendance.

According to The Sun, the McLaren driver was mugged after the game as he approached his PS165,000 McLaren supercar.

‘Lando was held and another robber snatched off his watch in a split second,’ a witness told the Sun.

Lando appeared to be in a state of disarray.

‘Security had been a nightmare all night,’ a McLaren team official said after the event, adding that the 21-year-old was ‘understandably shaken.’

One bandit seized him and kept him immobile while the other snatched off his costly Richard Mille timepiece, according to reports.

‘The communities who have always wrapped their arms around me are still holding me up.’

I’m a black man from Withington and Wythenshawe in South Manchester, and I’m 23 years old.

If I have nothing else, I have that.’ Earlier in the open letter, he expressed regret for missing a penalty against Italy, adding, “I felt like I’d let everyone down.”

‘It’s been repeating over and over in my head since, and I’m not sure there’s a phrase to express how it feels,’ he said.

All I can say is that I’m sorry.

I wish things had gone differently.’ The striker also lauded his teammates, calling it one of the “best camps I’ve ever experienced” and describing an “unbreakable brotherhood” that had developed.

He also finished on a good note, promising to recover from his heartbreak, saying: ‘Thank you for all the lovely messages.’

I’ll be better next time.

We’ll be back stronger.’ The defacing of the painting was described by Greater Manchester Police as a ‘racially aggravated’ act of vandalism.

GMP issued a statement condemning the ‘racially aggravated’ and ‘disgraceful’ damage, saying: ‘Hate crime in any form is utterly unacceptable and not wanted here in our city.’

There have been no arrests, and the investigation is still underway.

‘This is terrible behavior that will not be permitted,’ stated Chief Superintendent Paul Savill.

Hate crime in any form is utterly unacceptable and unwelcome in Greater Manchester, which prides itself on being made up of a varied range of communities.

‘GMP takes such offences very seriously, and an inquiry has been opened.’

‘If anyone has any information that could assist us in identifying this perpetrator, please do not hesitate to contact the police.’ Meanwhile, England captain Harry Kane has delivered a clear message to those responsible for the sickening racist abuse of England players, saying, ‘We don’t want you.’

He also called out those behind the posts, stating they were ‘not England fans,’ in a harsh remark.

‘Three lads who were magnificent all summer had the courage to go up and take a pen when the stakes were high,’ the striker wrote on Twitter.

‘They deserve support and backing, not the awful racist vitriol they’ve been subjected to since last night,’ says one supporter.

If you insult somebody on social media, you’re not an England fan, and we don’t want you.’ That comes after England manager Gareth Southgate slammed racist abuse directed at his players as “unforgivable” this morning.

He lambasted dumb social media trolls who hurled terrible insults at Saka, Rashford, and Sancho.

After the defeat, Prince William and the Prime Minister branded the insults as disgusting and sickening, England’s manager retaliated.

‘I am disgusted by the racist insults directed at England players following last night’s match,’ Southgate stated.

It is completely intolerable that athletes have had to put up with such heinous behavior.

I’m going to have to quit right now, and everyone responsible should be held accountable.

‘It’s unforgivable that some of them have been abused.’

I know a lot of it came from outside the country, and those who track these things have been able to explain it, but not all of it.

‘It’s just not what we believe in.’

We’ve been a ray of hope in bringing people together by allowing them to relate to the national team, and the national team represents everyone, so the spirit of unity must continue.

Susanna Reid breaks down in tears over ‘hideous bigotry’ when reading a letter a nine-year-old boy sent to his hero Marcus Rashford on Good Morning Britain today. By Emer Scully and Nioma Harris for Mailonline Susanna Reid broke down in tears on Good Morning Britain today while reading a letter a nine-year-old child wrote to his hero Marcus Rashford.

Since their penalty misses during the match against Italy, the Manchester United player and his England colleagues have faced “hideous” bigotry, according to the presenter.

Susanna was overcome with emotion as she heard the letter from Dexter Rosier, a Reading Tottenham fan, this morning.

However, her GMB co-star Andi Peters spoke on how ‘change will come’ as he gave his thoughts on Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka’s horrific racial abuse.

Rashford took to Twitter on Monday to share messages from children who hailed him as their ‘hero’ after his penalty struck the post and left him visibly upset.

Following a barrage of hatred online, fans decorated a mural dedicated to the footballer with messages of support.

Dexter referred to Rashford and his teammates as “heroes” in scratched handwriting, and said he was “inspired” by Rashford’s political action, which included a push for free school meals during the lockdown last summer.

There was an outpouring of compassion for Bukayo Saka, a star of the tournament at just 19 years old, who missed the last penalty; A security inquest was held when riot police were called into London’s West End after thousands of football fans went to the streets.

Susanna Reid got down in tears on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday when reading a letter a child had written to his Manchester United star Marcus Rashford. It comes as Rashford shared other letters received to him by children hailing him as their ‘hero,’ and as fans covered a mural to the footballer with notes of support.

‘Last year, you motivated me to aid those who were less fortunate.’

Then you motivated me one again last night to always be brave.

I’m pleased with you.

‘You will always be a hero,’ Susanna battled to hold back tears as she said, ‘I hope Marcus feels everything that’s coming through from this letter and all the words of support.’ Her co-star Ranvir Singh sat with tears streaming down her cheeks as the presenter’s eyes welled up.

‘Ranvir, I mean honestly,’ Susanna said to her colleague.

It’s revolting.’ Ranvir added, pointing to the letter, ‘That’s England.’

It speaks to our deepest desires for our children.

Susanna attempted to hold back tears as she said: ‘I hope Marcus feels everything that’s coming through from this leaked video.’ Gutted: She lambasted the ‘hideous’ racial abuse he (pictured) and his teammates had received after their penalty misses during the England Versus Italy game on Sunday.

Following England’s defeat to Italy, Rashford, Sancho, and Saka’s social media accounts were bombarded with monkey emojis and racial comments.

Rashford responded by writing a letter that he released online, in which he stated that he ‘had a rough season’ but that he ‘will never apologise for who I am or where I come from.’

He also sent letters from children, including Dexter’s, as he was urged to be ‘proud’ by an 11-year-old boy.

‘You may have missed your penalty, but you had a fantastic tournament,’ the letter said, written by a young child named Alfie.

Marcus Rashford was ‘near to tears’ today when well-wishers covered graffiti sprayed on his Manchester mural with letters of support in the aftermath of his Euro 2020 penalty heartbreak. A local resident paints love hearts and slogans on the plastic that covers objectionable graffiti on the vandalised mural of Manchester United striker and England playmaker Marcus Rashford.

Meanwhile, England’s Tyrone Mings launched an extraordinary diatribe on Priti Patel last night, accusing her of’stoking the fire’ of racism by labeling the team’s kneeling as ‘gesture politics.’

The Three Lions player said the Tory minister had ‘no right’ to criticize online abuse directed at teammates Rashford, Sancho, and Saka.

Ms Patel called the abuse of England’s celebrities ‘disgusting,’ joining a nationwide condemnation of those responsible for the insults.

‘You don’t get to feed the fire at the start of the tournament by labeling our anti-racism message “Gesture Politics” and then pretend to be disgusted when the same thing we’re campaigning against happens,’ the England defender said in response to the Tweet.

She also stated that whether or not fans booed the gesture during England’s Euro 2020 campaign was up to the fans.

Meanwhile, England captain Harry Kane offered a message to those who perpetrated the heinous racial abuse, stating, “We don’t want you.” Rashford said he was “near to tears” yesterday as well-wishers covered graffiti painted on his Manchester mural with loving letters.

The 23-year-old England midfielder wrote an emotional open letter to England fans apologizing for his penalty shootout loss.

After yesterday’s tragic Euro 2020 final, the striker thanked his loyal teammates and promised to ‘come back stronger.’

But, the star, who was subjected to a deluge of racial abuse from ugly online trolls following the loss, reserved a special thank you for those who helped restore his artwork on the wall of the Coffee House Cafe in his hometown of Withington.

Last night, the painted figure was damaged with insulting comments regarding Rashford, including the words’sh**e’ and ‘b*****d,’ in what police are investigating as a possible ‘hate crime.’

‘F**k Sancho,’ wrote another piece of graffiti, referring to his Three Lions teammate.

Rashford posted letters from children, including Dexter’s, and was encouraged to be “proud” by an 11-year-old boy. A Tory backbencher was forced to apologise today after a dreadful own goal attack on England star Marcus Rashford over his missed Euro 2020 penalty.

During the lockdown, Dover MP Natalie Elphicke argued that the Manchester United player should have practiced spot kicks rather than advocating for free lunches for disadvantaged pupils.

After the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 defeat on penalties to Italy at Wembley last night, she made the statement in a Tory MP WhatsApp group.

Rashford of Manchester United was one of three England players who failed to score in the deciding shoot-out in the Three Lions’ first major final in 55 years.

Mrs Elphicke told other Conservatives in a message first disclosed by GB News: ‘They lost – would it be ungenerous to suggest Rashford should have spent more time refining his skill and less time playing politics.(sic)’ But, after her comments were released and heavily criticized, she took to Twitter today to praise the squad.

‘Last night, I felt millions of England fans’ rage and grief,’ she said.

‘Everyone on the team gave it their all.’

However, Rashford admirers swiftly went to the site to cover up the hateful words, placing hearts over the covering.

‘The responses I’ve received have been wonderfully astounding, and seeing the response in Withington had me on the edge of tears,’ the star added in an open letter uploaded on his Twitter account.

‘The communities that have always embraced me continue to support me.’

I’m a black man from Withington and Wythenshawe in South Manchester, and I’m 23 years old.

If I have nothing else, I have that.’ Earlier in the open letter, he expressed regret for missing a penalty against Italy, adding, “I felt like I’d let everyone down.”

‘It’s been repeating over and over in my head since, and I’m not sure there’s a phrase to express how it feels,’ he said.

All I can say is that I’m sorry.

I wish things had gone differently.’ The striker also praised his teammates, calling it the ‘best camp I’ve ever experienced’ and describing it as an ‘unbreakable brotherhood.’

He also addressed the hatred he had received, claiming he would ‘never apologise’ for being himself, before concluding on a positive one by promising to recover from the heartbreak, stating: ‘Thank you for all the lovely words.’

I’ll be better next time.

The damage of the Rashford mural was described by Greater Manchester Police as a ‘racially aggravated’ act of vandalism.

GMP issued a statement condemning the ‘racially aggravated’ and ‘disgraceful’ damage, saying: ‘Hate crime in any form is utterly unacceptable and not wanted here in our city.’

There have been no arrests, and the investigation is still underway.

‘This is terrible behavior that will not be permitted,’ stated Chief Superintendent Paul Savill.

Hate crime in any form is utterly unacceptable and unwelcome in Greater Manchester, which prides itself on being made up of a varied range of communities.

Residents in Manchester are redecorating a mural honoring England footballer Marcus Rashford with hearts and messages hailing him as a “hero” and “role model.” Ed Wellard, of Withington, tapes bin liners across inappropriate wording on the mural of Manchester United striker and England star Marcus Rashford on the wall of the Coffee House Cafe in Withington.

Please do not hesitate to contact police if you have any information that could assist us in identifying this perpetrator.’ The artwork was done by Akse, a French-born graffiti artist, in November 2020.

‘Take satisfaction in knowing that your battle will play the most important role in your purpose,’ says a painting of Rashford.

In the aftermath of England’s loss to Italy, the Football Association has denounced the ‘disgusting behavior’ of a small number of ignorant social media users who targeted players with insults.

As racists targeted Rashford, Sancho, and Saka, England manager Gareth Southgate called the abuse “unforgivable.”

As Prince William and Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the racial insults, he came out.

A mural honoring England star Marcus Rashford was vandalized less than an hour after the Three Lions’ teammate Jadon Sancho also missed a penalty in the greatest game for England since the 1966 World Cup. Rashford reacts after hitting the post in his team’s third penalty in a penalty shoot-out Sout

‘It’s just not what we stand for,’ he explained.

We’ve been a ray of hope in bringing people together by allowing them to relate to the national team, and the national team represents everyone, so the spirit of unity must continue.

‘We have demonstrated the strength of our country when it comes together and has that enthusiasm and positivity.’

It’s not a case of people not volunteering or more experienced players pulling out; it’s my decision.’ The Duke of Cambridge said he was “sickened” by the racial abuse and called filthy remarks directed at players “absolutely unacceptable.”

William, who attended the game with his wife Kate Middleton and their seven-year-old son Prince George, demanded that those responsible be punished.

‘I am disgusted by the racist comments aimed at England players after last night’s match,’ the Duke stated in a statement.

It is completely intolerable that athletes must put up with such heinous behavior.

That has to stop right now, and everyone responsible should be held accountable.’ The announcement came as Savills, the estate company, opened an investigation into suspicions that one of its employees was behind one of the texts.

‘Savills abhors and has zero tolerance for any type of racism or racial prejudice, and is outraged by the racist statements in these tweets,’ a spokesperson said.

‘Savills is investigating immediately and will take appropriate action,’ Mr Johnson said, echoing the Football Association’s condemnation of those who attacked players after the team’s defeat to Italy.

‘This England team should be celebrated as heroes, not racially attacked on social media,’ he stated.

Individuals who perpetrated this heinous crime should be ashamed of themselves.

Wording on the vandalized painting of Manchester United striker and England player Marcus Rashford The mural on the wall of the Coffee House Cafe in Withington, south Manchester, was destroyed with abusive comments about Rashford, including the words’sh**e’ and ‘b*****d.’ Estate agents Savills said it was investigating whether a member of staff tweeted a hateful tweet aimed at the England players The Metropolis

‘Players who have sacrificed so much this summer for our country have been subjected to disgusting racial abuse on social media,’ she said.

It has no place in our society, and I fully support the police in their efforts to apprehend the racists behind some of the most heinous social media remarks.’

The awful comments, which included the usage of monkey emojis and racist terminology such as n****r, prompted the FA to condemn its racist fans and said they are not “welcome in following in the team,” while the Metropolitan Police stated its officers will investigate.

Many turned out to cheer the players, particularly Saka, who shone for England at the tournament despite being only 19 years old.

‘I’ll take these three guys over any racist-moron-fake-fan any day of the week and twice on a Sunday,’ one fan added, calling for those responsible to be arrested and prosecuted.

‘I support Rashford,’ wrote another.

Sancho has my support.

Saka has my support.

I stand with a group of bright men who have made us all proud and who represent the best this country has to offer. I reject everything about Racists and Shape Shifters who represent the worst’

Racial social media users pounced on the accounts of the three black players who missed penalties in the match against Italy last night.

Racist imagery, including monkey and banana emojis, as well as written remarks full of horrible obscenities, flooded the athletes’ Instagram and Twitter pages.

‘Go back to Nigeria,’ one person screamed under Saka’s recent Instagram photo, while another said, ‘Get out of my country.’ Another said, ‘Take banana n****r.’ And yet another, perhaps in sympathy of the Italians, wrote: ‘It’s coming Rome!!!’

‘Foreigners are foolish,’ remarked another commenter, obviously ignoring the fact that Saka was born in Ealing, west London.

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 discrimination and is shocked by the online racism that has been directed upon some of our England players on social media,’ a spokeswoman said. Nineteen-year-old Bukayo Saka is inconsolable after missing his penalty kick and gifting victory to the Italians.

‘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.’

‘Social media firms must step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, acquire information that can lead to prosecution, and help making their platforms free of this type of vile abuse,’ stated the Metropolitan Police.

‘This abuse is entirely wrong, it will not be accepted, and it will be investigated.’ Throughout the tournament, England players have taken a knee to support anti-racism campaigns, a gesture that has sparked outrage and booing from a portion of their fan base.

The FA and senior players have responded by attacking the boo-boys in the grandstand, claiming that their acts are exactly why the team feels compelled to speak out against racism.

After a 1-1 tie in extra time, England lost 3-2 in the penalty shootout.

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