The English Football Association expresses its dismay and the Police investigate the facts
The English Football Association claims to be “shocked” and “disgusted” by the racist comments spread on social networks against players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the defeat of the England team against Italy this Sunday night in the final of the European Championship.
All three players missed on penalties after the tense final ended 1-1 after extra time. So Italy snatched from England their dream of regaining the cup after 55 years and won their second European Championship.
“We are disgusted that some of the members of our team, who gave everything for the jersey, have been the target of discriminatory attacks on the network after tonight’s game,” said the association. “We stand behind our players”, has been his message.
“The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled at the racism on social media against some of England’s players,” he adds. “We say with the utmost clarity that whoever is behind such disgusting behavior is not welcome among the fans of this team,” he concludes.
London police have claimed they are “investigating” the “insulting and racist” posts..