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Patrice Evra A Former Manchester United And France Player Believes That Clubs Must Educate Fans About Racism

Gareth Southgate defends his England players after they were abused following their loss in the Euro 2020 final.
(1:02) Former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has urged that football clubs should communicate with fans to teach them about racism after Black players in England’s Euro 2020 final loss were subjected to online racist abuse.
After missing spot-kicks in England’s 3-2 shootout loss to Italy after the game ended 1-1 after extra time, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were abused.
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The abuse received widespread condemnation from England’s captain, manager, royalty, religious groups, and politicians, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushing social media companies to do more to combat online abuse that “rose from the dark recesses of the internet.”
We all realize we need to change, which is why education is so crucial,” Evra told Sky Sports.
“I want those teams to invest in education, for the players to meet the supporters, for the players to speak to the fans, maybe a group of fans, and express what they feel when they are mistreated because of their race.”
“Don’t tell me that football teams, FIFA, or UEFA can’t hold more meetings with fans to explain why they make a monkey noise when a Black player takes the ball, and how it affects them.”
That’s critical.” Internet harassment of players led to a brief boycott of social media platforms by British football authorities before of the Euros, and the UK is considering legislation to compel tech companies to do more.
Last week, a Twitter spokeswoman stated the company had removed over 1,000 postings and permanently suspended many accounts, while Facebook said it had rapidly removed nasty comments as well.

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