The Football Association has condemned trolls who racially abused England players on social media after the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 defeat to Italy.
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The three’s social media pages were flooded with racist comments, prompting the FA to issue a statement condemning the “disgusting behavior.”
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A spokesman said: “The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is alarmed by the online racism that has targeted some of our England players on social media.
“We can’t make it clear that no one is welcome behind such abusive behavior in following the team,” he said. We will do our best to support the affected players while urging that those responsible be punished severely.
“We will continue to make every effort to eliminate discrimination from the sport, but we urge the government to act quickly and enact appropriate legislation to get the real consequences of this abuse,” he said.
“Social media companies need to take steps to ban abuses from their platforms and take accountability and action, gathering evidence to sue their platforms for such abominable exploitation.” And can help. “
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The Metropolitan Police also condemned the “unacceptable” abuse, adding that it would investigate “provocative and racist social media posts.”
The force said in a statement on Twitter: “We are aware of a number of aggressive and racist social media comments from footballers following the #2020 Euro2020 final.
“This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”
The official Twitter account of England’s men’s and women’s national teams offered help to the affected players.
He said in a statement: “We are saddened that some of our teams – who have given their all for the shirt this summer – have been subjected to online discrimination since tonight’s game.
“We stand with our players.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on social media companies to account for those responsible for sending abuses online.
“There is absolutely no place for racism in football or anywhere else,” he wrote on Twitter.
“We’ve seen that those responsible for the heinous online abuse must be held accountable – and social media companies need to take immediate action to eradicate and prevent this hatred.”