/ 13 July 2021

It’s coming Rome…

Isn’t quite how England’s chant goes… Old Blighty’s 55-year drought for a major soccer trophy didn’t end yesterday losing 3-2 on penalties to Italy in the European Championship final at Wembley. It was Italy’s 2nd Euros title and their first in 53 years. Despite strict COVID rules, Italians took to the streets to celebrate. Things took a nasty turn on social media when racist abuse was levelled at 3 of England’s players who missed penalties in the shootout – Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka. Prince William, UK PM Boris Johnson and the country’s Football Association condemned the abuse. The FA said it will support the players affected and called for the “toughest punishments possible” for those responsible. “Anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team.”

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