Following the discriminatory comments that followed England’s loss against Italy last night at the EURO 2020 final.
The governing body of the football association in England, FA, has issued a statement to condemn the discriminatory comments by fans online.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who are all Black, have been the subject of discrimination since they missed their spot-kicks during the penalty shootout last night.
The two sides drew 1-1 after extra time and Italy defeated England 3-2 during the penalty shootout.
England fans were unhappy as the loss signals the continuation of their trophy drought at major international competition since 1966.
Some of the fans took to the social media to make derogatory comments to discriminate against the three players that lost their spot-kicks.
In reaction to this, FA, in strong terms condemned the discriminations and called on social media companies to take action to ban abusers of their platforms.
“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.”