Boris Johnson, FA Blow Hot Over Racist Attacks On Saka, Rashford And Sancho, Police Action Threatened

Boris Johnson has hit out at racists who attacked England players after their Euro 2020 defeat.


The PM has joined the FA and Met Police in slamming vile trolls for their abuse after the Lions were beaten on penalties by Italy at Wembley.

Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all missed from the spot as Gareth Southgate's men fell agonisingly short of Euros glory.

And the trio were all targeted on social media after their penalty misses.

Sick morons left vile messages and sent monkey emojis to the young players.

Mr Johnson said this morning: "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."

The Met Police has vowed to launch a probe into the repellent trolling.

The force said: "We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the Euro 2020 final.

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

And on Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid said: "They think they can say what they want online.

"Frankly, it's disgusting, and the full force of the law should be brought down on your heads."

Her co-host Richard Madeley said: "It's time we prosecute these people, it's time we saw them named and shamed, standing in a dock in a British court and hopefully sent to jail."

Last night, the FA released a statement addressing the 'disgusting' abuse their players suffered.<br>

An FA 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.

"We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore 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."


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