US Soccer condemns racist slurs against England players
The US Federation released a statement supporting Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford, who were abused online after missing penalties.
England lost against Italy following a 3-2 penalty shoot-out defeat in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday, in which Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford missed their penalties leading to the England trio being subjected to racist abuse on social media after the game.
US Soccer supports the three English players
On Monday the US Soccer Federation released an official statement supporting the three players. Twitter had to moderate over 1,000 tweets following England’s defeat and a mural of Rashford was vandalized after the final.
“We stand in support of the FA’s condemnation of the appalling racism aimed at England players and their push for more to be done to stop online abuse,” read the statement.
UEFA also released a statement regarding the matter: “UEFA strongly condemns the disgusting racist abuse directed at several England players on social media after the EURO final, which has no place in football or society. We stand by the players and the English FA’s call for the strongest possible punishments.”
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