The final of Euro 2020 which saw Italy stand tall from the confrontation with theEngland was followed by the inevitable and legitimate teasing that, in the case of such important matches, accompanying the losing team’s exit from the scene. However, there are those who have gone further, resulting in racism, targeting athletes like Rashford, Sancho and Saka who have failed spot shots. To make the behavior even more serious, if possible, is the fact that the attacks came from English users.
Racist attacks on social media against English players
A wave of hatred has hit the players, so much so that the premier has been called into question Boris Johnsos with the tweet below and the English federation with a press release which firmly condemns what happened, defining it
Disgusting and declaring its intention to punish those responsible.
This English squad deserves to be praised the way heroes do, not racistically abused on social media. Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.
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.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 12, 2021
The story has again led many to directly call into question the platforms, asking them to take an active approach to prevent such situations from occurring. Twitter has announced that it has removed about a thousand posts in 24 hours and has permanently suspended several profiles, Facebook has expressed its intention to do the same in the shortest possible time. The authorities have launched an investigation to trace the perpetrators.
We are aware of some offensive and racist comments posted on his social media, directed to the players following the Euro 2020 final. These abuses are completely unacceptable and intolerable, they will be investigated.
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 ❤️ https://t.co/1Ce48XRHEl
— England (@England) July 12, 2021
Above the replica shared by the official account of the English team, the only possible one, at the end of a competition which, despite some hesitation too much in the first races, saw the members of both teams kneel at the beginning of the decisive match. in the name of fight against discrimination.
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