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Three Portsmouth Academy Players Have Been Released Due To Alleged Racist Remarks Regarding England Stars

Following England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy, Portsmouth have removed three youngsters from their academy over alleged racist comments made in a group chat.
After photographs of posts from a private conversation among a number of under-18 players surfaced on social media, the League One club launched an investigation.
After missing their penalties in the shoot-out, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho were all racially attacked, and the three players were the focus of the talk.
Following alleged racist comments made in a group chat following England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy, Portsmouth have removed three youngsters from its academy. Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho were all racially attacked after missing their penalties in the shoot-out, and the three players were the topic of the comments made in the conversation.
Another commented, “Houses are being bombed and death threats are being issued instantly,” while another stated, “F*** the n*****s total c****s.” Disciplinary action was taken once it was determined that there was a case to answer, and three young people were freed as a result.
‘We can confirm that a decision has been made today to release three youngsters from the academy,’ Portsmouth said in a statement.
These players have the option to challenge the club’s decision.
‘[Marcus] Rashford is getting lynched,’ one comment claimed, while another said, ‘All black ones missed.’ There were also monkey emojis.
Racists screamed obscenities at Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jordan Sancho after they missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final. ‘Portsmouth Football Club is absolutely dedicated to the elimination of all forms of discrimination,’ said the club.
‘As members of a diverse community, we are committed to fostering an environment of equality and inclusion at all times, both within the football club and in our wider society.’
‘We also continue to respectfully call for everyone’s consideration in their usage of social media posts directed against any of the club’s workers and any other external parties,’ the three England players said.
Rashford’s Manchester mural was similarly vandalized, although many of people wrote supporting notes.
Hundreds of encouraging notes were left on Rashford’s mural in Manchester after it was destroyed, and the tributes are scheduled to be kept at a library and on a virtual ‘Wall of Hope.’ Manager Gareth Southgate condemned the abuse of the players in the aftermath of the final.
‘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 my decision who gets the penalty; it’s not a case of players refusing to volunteer or more experienced players withdrawing,’ Prince William said, while Culture Minister Oliver Dowden called on social media companies to do more to combat online abuse.
‘I am sickened by the racist abuse directed at England players following last night’s match,’ the Duke of Cambridge wrote.
‘It is completely outrageous that athletes have to put up with this heinous behavior.’
‘I share the outrage at horrible racial abuse of our heroic players, and all those implicated should be held accountable,’ Dowden wrote.
‘Social media corporations must do more to address it, and if they don’t, our new Online Safety Law will hold them accountable with fines of up to 10% of global turnover.’

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