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After England Stars Were Attacked A Petition To Ban Racists From Football For Life Has Garnered Over A Million Signatures

More than a million persons have signed a petition demanding that people who racially insult sportsmen be barred from playing fields for the rest of their lives.

Three black England players were racially insulted online after missing penalties in the Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday.

After the Three Lions’ sad defeat at Wembley, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho were singled out for criticism.

Over a million people have now signed a petition urging the government and football authorities to go even further and impose automatic lifetime bans on anyone who racially insult players.

The initiative has received support from rugby star and England World Cup winner Phil Vickery, comedian Eddie Izzard, and beauty model Katie Price.

Glamour model Katie Price has backed a petition to ban racists from all football matches in England for life. The petition, titled ‘Ban racists for life from all football matches in England,’ was started by anti-racism campaigner Shaista Aziz and her companions under the moniker of the Three Hijabis and has over one million signatures.

‘As multi-racial football fans, we now feel represented by this anti-racist and inclusive England side,’ says the change.org petition.

‘Our great staff, and their talent, bravery, leadership, and love for all, have made us so proud and inspired.’

‘Gareth Southgate’s England team represents us all.’

Their goal is inclusive, and this matters now more than ever – it’s why we’re so proud of this group and why so many of us admire and admire them.

‘Racists and prejudice have no place in football or society,’ says comedian Eddie Izzard, who has also thrown his support to the campaign. Football Association AND Oliver Dowden Sec of State DCMS

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of England: Forever ban racists from all football matches in England* – Sign the Petition!

@CdnChange — Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) July 12, 2021 Rugby star and England World Cup winner Phil Vickery has also shown his support for the Football Association AND Oliver Dowden Sec of State DCMS.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of England: Forever ban racists from all football matches in England* – Sign the Petition!

— Phil Vickery MBE DL (@Phil_Vickery) July 12, 2021 BAN RACISTS FOR LIFE FROM ALL FOOTBALL MATCHES IN ENGLANDhttps://t.co/1FN5t0dg1q — Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) July 12, 2021 Football Association AND Oliver Dowden Sec of State DCMS https://t.co/1FN5t0dg1q

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of England: Forever ban racists from all football matches in England* – Sign the Petition!

https://t.co/41PCQZOzoT via @UKChange — Archie Renaux (@archierenaux) July 12, 2021 Social media platforms have been criticized for not having enough tools to combat and ban abusive communications, as well as harsher penalties for users who harass others.

‘We don’t want you,’ England captain Harry Kane said on social media in response to racist comments directed at players.

Saka, Rashford, and Sancho were all racially harassed online after failing to score penalty kicks in England’s heartbreaking 3-2 loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on penalties.

Rashford’s effort hit the post before Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Sancho and then Saka, and the Three Lions captain stood by his teammates, insisting that those who abused them were not true fans.

‘Three lads who were magnificent all summer had the courage to stand up & take a pen when the stakes were high,’ Bukayo Saka tweeted after his costly penalty miss, which prompted to racial criticism of the Arsenal star following England’s defeat. Marcus Rashford (left) and Jadon Sancho both missed spot-kicks for England in the shootout.

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

‘If you attack somebody on social media, you’re not an @England supporter, and we’re not interested in you,’ England manager Gareth Southgate stated.

It was also criticised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Football Association.

‘It’s just not who we are,’ Southgate added.

‘We have been a beacon of light in bringing people together, in allowing people to relate to the national team, and the national team represents everyone, so that togetherness must continue.’

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

‘It’s not a issue of players not volunteering or more experienced players pulling out; it’s my decision who takes the penalties.’

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