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Euro 2020: Saka, Sancho, Rashford Suffer Racial Abuse After England’s Defeat To Italy 

Euro 2020: Saka, Sancho, Rashford Suffer Racial Abuse After England’s Defeat To Italy 

England Stars Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho suffered racist online abuse following the Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.

Rashford, Sancho and Saka all failed from the spot on Sunday night as England went down 3-2 on penalties.

The trio’s social media pages were quickly flooded with racist comments, leading the FA to release a statement condemning the “disgusting behaviour”.

A spokesperson said: “The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of our England players on social media.

“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.

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“We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore the government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real life consequences.

“Social media companies need to step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to prosecution and support making their platforms free from this type of abhorrent abuse.”

The Metropolitan Police also condemned the “unacceptable” abuse, adding it will be investigating the “offensive and racist” social media posts.

The force said in a statement on Twitter: “We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the #Euro2020 final.

“This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”

The official Twitter account for the England men’s and women’s national teams offered support to the victimised players.

 It said in a statement: “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.”

England missed the chance to end a 55-year wait for a major trophy after Sunday’s defeat to Italy

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  • Footballfanatic 2 weeks ago

    You are British when you do well but when you lose games you become a monkey and an immigrant… I hope British born African players choose wisely..

  • Ugo Iwunze 2 weeks ago

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!! VERY GOOD HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I knew you will be a good footballer Saka but I also Know that you let your kind down.. You deserve all this racist abuse because at the end of the day you brought it upon yourself when you decided to represent a “WHITE LAND”, instead of your Mothers Land!! Period No sympathy for you what so ever. Next Topic

    • Sean T 2 weeks ago

      Why not Blame the stupid Coach instead of the black kids that lost the pemalties. It’s Saka decision to make and let’s learn to repect someone’s decision bro. Saka won’t make super eagles unstoppable no doubt he would have add quality. Who else see Chiellini, Bonnuci taking over the midfield simply because England no gree comot from the middle of their half. Yet Southgate just like our own Rhor was lost even when he has loads of talents on the Bench. Rashford, Grealish, Foden and Sancho would have keep them at bay and by doing so. Their defence line can rest. The pressure was just too much on England defence. If you can’t win midfield what about the wings and sharp counter attack ? They’ve got it all from the 4 players i mentioned but the Coach did nothing but sit like a dumb. Never a successful player and now as a Coach

      • @ seanT Failure always has a scape goat and the scape goat this time around is saka and the other black dudes because Southgate had already guilded them to the river just remains to cross it….. Southgate won’t be targetted much and I feel your point but this is football fans don’t look at tactics they only want to win and to them saka and co made them not to win hence the racist backlash…..we are all saying the same thing here bro

    • If Saka missed a penalty in a top match for Nigeria will we attack his being NO!! because he is one of us highest we will say he was bribed!!1 but he will still have his dignity in tact. Now these Mumu Onyibo people are attacking his being meaning they are also insulting us but he would have saved us all this insult if he just represented his Mother Land period!! anybody wey dey feel say I dey harsh oya make you kuku jump bridge shap shap.

  • Marvelous 2 weeks ago

    Rohr is better than that, don’t mention his name on this issue u hater.Playing to win a bronze is better than playing a final without winning.

    • Sean T 2 weeks ago

      This is not about hate. I don’t hate him am only saying the fact. Rhor is a mediocre. But we no get choice than to manage him since NFF cannot afford to hire quality grade A coach. You believe any good coach with self confidence in the world will accept that ridiculous contract he was offered

      • Dr Banks 2 weeks ago

        I amazes me what goes into people’s mind when they say “Rohr is a mediocre coach”!!!
        One simple question I want to ask all of you with this Swan-song is “How will you describe Nigeria?”
        1. Mediocre country
        2. Failed country
        3. Great 1st World country
        4. Excellent country

        My own answer to above question is option (2), and am sure 95% of this forum agree with me, so then: Where in this world have you seen failure attracting “Excellence” or “Great”? “Mediocre coach” can manage to turn things around a bit to possibly upgrade the “Failed” country’s Soccer to a Mediocre level and that’s exactly what Rohr is doing for us, even trying beyond his means to push us higher into a “Great” category but the “Failed NFF” will not allow this much of a progress, it is alien to PINNICK.

        So we are happy with our MEDIOCRE coach at the moment because he is doing his possible best to UPGRADE us in the right direction (Upwards).
        Should ROHR be removed now, we will be back with our dearest FAILED LOCAL COACHES or FAILED GUARDIOLAs to DRAG US BACK TO OUR FAILED LEVEL.

        • adeniyi 2 weeks ago

          The same failed local coaches that won the 2013 AFCON with couple of failed home-based players mixed with foreign players who were once local players, convincingly right?

  • The FA are just doing their job….Deep inside them they support such racial abuse and they are also bitter towards the black dudes…..Saka will not gather enough caps as he would have gathered if he had played for Nigeria especially if other young white English men spring up in his playing position…..We told them but they didn’t listen, they even said we where hating on saka for choosing England….Now who is the real hater????

  • Oakfield 2 weeks ago

    In recent memory, Nigerian players who miss pelanlties during afcons or very important matches never get senseless criticisms. The highest they could get would be “why didn’t he place it on the corner, top or middle” or “never to take penalties again” or “wish the dude better luck next time” with the belief that “anybody can miss penalties, even messi and c ronaldo and other football greats have once missed crucial penalty kicks”. It would never get to the level of what Saka is currently experiencing whilst the media hype of the young lad and the false friendly messages that were sent to him ( by same people who are racially abusing him now) when he was courted by Nigeria and eventually got capped by southgate. They sang his praises to the highest heavens and he got carried away and pitched his tent with the 3 lions. However, last night’s game changed everything in a split second and has put a question mark on whether england really deserved to have someone like him amongst them and his future in the team. The point is, these boys born abroad really don’t learn from history. John fashunu, agbanlahor, jordan ibe etc had same experiences , The most recent was the case of abraham who was courted and capped by england and later dumped by the wayside after he pledged alliance to the 3 lions whilst suffering racist abuses and attacks at some point at home by the people who pretended they liked him. Saka should’ve been wise enough after seeing what happened to his brother but he foolishly decided to make same mistake yet again!! . when will these boys learn???? I blame him for whatever he’s passing through now, he should face it and this should be another lesson to other players of nigerian descent who are nursing the ambition of playing the 3 lions. Use your head!

  • Jack Wilshire once said English teams are for English players. He was not penalized when he said that. The FA and rhe British government are ready to do anything about this – they Re only pretending. Well, saka it’s your cross please carry it. On your own.

    Even though I believe you will not be indispensable in Nigeria team, you woukd have had a glorious time with us. Carry your cross. You used the left hand to describe your papa house…on your own

  • I always knew that any slip by Saka and other black players in the English national team would be pounced on by white racists to hurl racial slurs.They had always been lying in wait to crawl out of their crooked holes, with their racist guns blazing.

    Now Saka and those black players who lost their penalties will always be in the spotlight and be called out at any slightest opportunity, even when they give average performances;they just have to give 101% performance every match to walk free.

    It will not get blotted out—their misses will always remain emblazoned in the psyche of these white guys. As black players, they ought to have known better that they will never truly be placed on equal wavelength as their white counterparts.Perhaps, Saka would have been better served if he had chosen to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. He wouldn’t have to worry about racial vitriols atleast,if not for anything else.

    He would have had a deep, poignant sense of belonging and security actuated by connection to his very roots.

    I can bet that the English FA, white players of the Three Lions together with the larger English white community are nursing a festering, subliminal rage with a racial tincture against Saka and the rest of the black gang who missed their spot kicks,though bottling it up. But in their inner recceses it simmers.England is the birthplace of football and the citizens are mad about football. That they have waited for 55 years to lay their hands on a major trophy will only fire up their revulsion against Saka and his black ilks.

    Some white English fans are even telling Saka to “Go back to Nigeria”, “Leave my country” and other bunkum. This is eloquently telling.

    Hope other footballers of colour are watching and learning so they will not flounder at the crossroads of choice between their country of birth and their country of root.

  • That served him right. He deliberately put himself in such mere. At a time in Arsenal game,he put on green, white and green handband to show interest in Nigeria but he deceived himself at the end of the day. How I wish other foreign born players take a cue from this. Tarry Abraham and Fikayo Tomori can never smell 3lions jerseys again.Used and dumped materials they are now. Let’s your colour speaks volumes in your decision, though Nigeria is not worth dying for at present due to APC bad governance. May God liberate us from APC bondage