How England responded to racist abuse against their players

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Racist insults in England


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A stream of insults fell upon the black players of the national team.

England footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after losing the Euro final at Wembley, they received racist abuse from fans. The players were attacked after unbeaten penalties in the post-match series.

But there were also those who defended the English black footballers, expressing words of support to them. Here’s how England continues to fight racism from its own fans.


England lost at Euro 2020 and at World Cup 2018 due to one problem
England lost at Euro 2020 and at World Cup 2018 due to one problem

Support from UEFA, government and football players

England were the first to defend their players, while Arsenal made a public statement in support of their midfielder Bukayo Saki. Police in London have even launched an investigation into racist abuse of English players on social media, claiming that such fan behavior is completely unacceptable.



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The Prime Minister of Great Britain also spoke sharply at a press briefing Boris Johnson.

“For those who have sent racist insults to some of the players, I say, ‘Shame on you. I hope you will crawl back under the rock from under which you crawled out, ”the politician said.

UEFA and the Football Association of England also condemned the insults, demanding that those responsible be punished in the harshest possible manner.

“UEFA strongly condemns the abhorrent racist slurs against a number of England players posted on social media after the Euro final. This has no place in football or in society.
We support the players and join the call of the Football Association of England to punish the guilty in the most severe way, ”it was reported.

Rashford, Sancho and Saku were defended by fellow footballers, including Kane, Holland, Mings and Pogba. And the former England defender Rio ferdinand called English fans ignorant and cowardly rats.

“In the immediate aftermath of the game, social media became a toxic and racist-safe place for ignorant and cowardly rats to spew their disgusting feelings.

Covered and secured by social media, these disgusting people can constantly insult our players in the knowledge that they are safe and remain anonymous.

It’s just a shame that such hate on the Internet is addressed to anyone. Just think of those idiots who, just a few days ago, celebrated the brilliance of Sterling, Saki or Walker, praising them for their efforts in the England jersey. You can put your last pound on the fact that these people sang a song about Raheem Sterling, so much so that their veins almost burst, “Ferdinand wrote.


A holiday that you want to forget. London drowned in garbage and urine at the Euro final
A holiday that you want to forget. London drowned in garbage and urine at the Euro final

Rashford’s wall and his message to fans

Graffiti in Manchester depicting the Manchester United striker and the England national team was tainted by vandals who painted the wall with insults. But there were kind people who pasted the inscription and over it wrote wishes and words of gratitude to Rashford.

Marcus himself wrote a big letter to the fans, in which he apologized for the unforgotten penalty, touching on the topic of racism.

“I have become a part of the sport, in which I read about myself: whether it is the color of my skin, the place where I grew up, or how I decided to spend time off the field. I can criticize my game all day, my penalty was not good enough, it had to be scored, but I will never apologize for who I am or where I am from. I felt no more pride than wearing these three lions on my chest and seeing my family cheering for me in a crowd of tens of thousands. I dreamed of days like these.

The messages I received today were very pleasant. I almost burst into tears. I am Marcus Rashford, 23 years old, I am black from Whitington and Whitenshaw, South Manchester. If I don’t have anything else, I have this. Thanks for all the messages with kind words. I will be back stronger. We’ll be back stronger, “Rashford tweeted.


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