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English players were targeted in racial abuse after a tough loss to Italy in UEFA European Football Championship.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka and Reece James of England walk on during a pitch inspection prior to the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Warning: Photos may contain graphic content. Soccer and U.K. officials expressed their disgust towards racial abuse in England. English fans flooded social media with racist remarks after England lost to Italy. The three black players Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho, received all the nasty backlash from English fans. The English trio each missed a penalty shot in the team's disappointing 1-1 (3-2) loss against Italy.

The Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Prime Minister Boris Johnson shunned the abuse and blatant racism in the nation.

I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behavior. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media. Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.Prime Minister Boris Johnson

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains offensive content)   A tweet featuring racist content directed at the England football team is seen on July 12, 2021 in London, England. England manager Gareth Southgate, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and the Football Association have issued statements condemning the racist abuse, largely on social media, directed at Black players on England's national football team after last night's loss to Italy in the UEFA European Football Championship.

England's Football Association even took to social media to express their disgust of the racism from English viewers.

We're disgusted that some of our squad -- who have given everything for the shirt this summer -- have been subjected to discriminatory abuse online after tonight's game. We stand with our players, heart emoji.England's Football Association

London's Metropolitan Police (LMP) commented on the distressing racial messages. The LMP declared the acts as unacceptable. The London Police stated they would be conducting investigations into the incidents.

In the nation's history. Playing in a filled Wembley Stadium, raucous fans displayed their anger after the defeat. A mural of Rashford in Withington, Manchester, was a part of the "shameful" vandalism act. Profanity and swear words were on display all over the forward's mural.

"There is absolutely no place for racism in football or anywhere else. Those responsible for the disgusting online abuse we have seen must be held accountable - and social media companies need to act immediately to remove and prevent this hate."Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan on the remarks towards Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho

England's soccer players have taken a knee before kickoff throughout the entirety of Euro 2020. Players and coaches began showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement after the murder of George Floyd.

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2 responses to “English players were targeted in racial abuse after a tough loss to Italy in UEFA European Football Championship.”

  1. […] goals from a total of one shot, and missed a crucial penalty in the EURO 2020 final against Italy, which led to racial abuse towards Marcus and a couple of other English players. Now, Rashford will focus on recovering from his current injury, keeping him off the pitch until […]

  2. […] of 1 shot, and missed an important penalty within the EURO 2020 last in opposition to Italy, which led to racial abuse in direction of Marcus and a few different English gamers. Now, Rashford will concentrate on recovering from his present damage, preserving him off the pitch […]

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