Black players on England football team bombarded with racist abuse on social media

Black players on England football team bombarded with racist abuse on social media


Bukayo Saka of England in a penalty shoot out during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England on Sunday. | Photo by Shaun Botterill / UEFA via Getty Images

Social media platforms have been inundated with racist messages and posts directed at three Black players on England’s football team, following a tough loss to Italy on Sunday in the UEFA Euro 2020 championship match. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie, and Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were among England’s players to participate in a penalty shootout to decide the winner of the match and the tournament. All three missed their shots.

After the game ended, the players’ social media accounts, including Facebook-owned Instagram and Twitter, were filled with racist comments and messages.

In an email to The Verge on Monday, a Twitter spokesperson said the “abhorrent, racist abuse directed at England players” had no place on…

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