Prince William has criticized the racist insults against English players on Twitter after last night’s European Championship final.
Marcus Rashford, 23, Bukayo Saka, 19 and Jadon Sancho, 21, were subjected to heinous racial abuse after England was defeated by Italy.
The three players missed penalties and were targeted on social media.
What did Prince William say on Twitter?
A number of famous faces have come out in favor of calling for action against the trolls, including the Duke of Cambridge.
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William wrote: “I am sick of the racist abuse directed against English players after last night’s game.
“It is totally unacceptable for players to endure this hideous behavior.
I am gross about the racial abuse against English players after last night’s game.
It is totally unacceptable for gamers to endure this hideous behavior.
It has to stop now and everyone involved should be held accountable. W.
– The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) July 12, 2021
“It has to stop now and everyone involved should be held accountable. W. “
Royal fans praised William for speaking out.
One person said, “Another example of why you will make an exemplary king!
“Bravo HRH The Duke of Cambridge!”
Another tweeted, “Well said sir. They reflect the feelings of the vast majority of this country. “
Then a third added, “Thank you for posting this William. It’s absolutely disgusting. “
The FA strikes
In the meantime, the football association has also issued a statement.
The statement said, “We couldn’t be more clear that anyone behind such disgusting behavior is not welcome to follow the team …
“… We will do everything we can to support the players concerned and at the same time demand the toughest penalties for all those responsible.
“We will continue to do everything we can to keep discrimination out of the game …
“… but we beg the government to act quickly and introduce the appropriate laws so that this abuse has consequences for real life.”
It added, “Social media companies need to step up and be accountable and take action to ban abusers from their platforms …
“… Gather evidence that can lead to prosecution and help rid your platforms of this type of heinous abuse.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted: “This English team deserves to be lauded as heroes and not to be racially abused on social media.
“Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed.”
What did Gareth Southgate say?
Meanwhile, England coach Gareth Southgate said the abuse was “unforgivable”.
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He said in a press conference today: “This is just not what we stand for.
“We have been a ray of hope by bringing people together, by establishing a relationship with the national team …
“… and the national team stands for everyone, and so that cooperation must continue.”
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