Racism rears its ugly head following England’s defeat at Euro 2020 finals

Racist abuse it seems was directed at three of the national team’s black players (who failed at penalty kicks). Following England’s defeat the abuse began to surge online, with thousands of offensive comments flooding their social media pages.

The abuse drew condemnation from government figures, including PM Boris Johnson, and Home Secretary Priti Patel as we as Prince William, the president of the FA, also spoke out against the offensive comments made and was “sickened” by them.

Prime Minister Johnson said the team “deserve to be honoured as heroes” following the highest achievement since the countries 1966 world cup victory  and a spokesperson for the FA warned that “anyone behind such disgusting behaviour will not be welcomed by the national team”.Jo

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