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Euro 2020: the racist attacks against the players of the English team after losing the final to Italy


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Sancho and Rashford

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Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford missed penalties in England’s defeat on penalties

This Sunday England not only lost the Euro Cup final to Italy, but also a battle in their quest to end racism in football.

So much so that the English Football Federation (FA) and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself came out to condemn the racist attacks against the young English stars. Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka after failing his charges in the penalty shootout that gave the Italian team the title.

After the end of the game, the three players were the target of thousands of racist comments on social networks, where aggressive expressions were mixed with emojis of gorillas and monkeys. .

In addition, a mural that had been painted in the Manchester region with Rashford’s face was vandalized.


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