Johnson, London Police Condemn Racial Abuse Of Black England Football Stars
U.K Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the London police on Monday have expressed their disgust at racial abuse targeting Black England’s football stars after they lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy on a penalty shoot-out.
Jameela News reports that Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka, the three players who missed England’s penalties on Sunday, were the victims of a stream of abuse on Twitter and Instagram.
“This England team deserves to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
“Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.”
London’s police force tweeted that they were aware of “a number of offensive and racist social media comments” being directed towards the footballers.
“This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated,” the police said.