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An Investigation Into The Racial Abuse Of England Stars By Portsmouth Fc Academy Players Is Underway

After a number of its academy players allegedly attacked England stars in a group chat that was exposed on social media, Portsmouth FC has begun an inquiry.

The screenshot, which has gone viral today, appears to reveal ‘discriminatory’ comments made by youth players at the League One team.

The messages, which appear to have been exchanged via Snapchat, make jokes about murdering and bombing the three black players who missed penalties in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.

The texts, which appear to have been delivered in a Snapchat discussion, make jokes about killing and bombing the three black players who missed penalties in Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy. Portsmouth FC has begun an investigation after a number of its academy players allegedly attacked England stars Marcus Rashford, Jako Sancho, and Bukayo Saka, in a group chat published on social media.

The N-word is also thrown around.

It’s unclear whether the messages came from an academy group chat, and the Hampshire club is looking into it.

‘[We] are aware of photographs circulating on social media that reportedly originate from an academy u18 group chat and are discriminatory in nature,’ Portsmouth FC said in a statement on its website.

‘The club has initiated an immediate inquiry and will offer an update as soon as it is concluded,’ said the statement.

‘Portsmouth Football Club vehemently opposes racism and is dedicated to the abolition of all forms of prejudice.’

Following their defeat on Sunday, Saka, Rashford, and Sancho were subjected to widespread racist abuse on public social media channels.

The Football Association has condemned the abuse and stated that it will do all possible to assist the players involved.

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, advised people who had abused England players to ‘crawl back under the rock from which you sprang,’ and met with social media giants on Tuesday to examine the issue.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for comment.

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