London Police to Investigate Racist Social Media Comments Towards Euro 2020 Footballers
03:09 GMT 12.07.2021 (Updated: 13:26 GMT 17.10.2022)
Fans were left devastated and angry after the England national football team suffered defeat at Wembley Stadium. Their hate apparently turned towards Black Three Lions' footballers, as the Italian goalkeeper saved all three penalty kicks by them.
London police say they will investigate "a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers" following England's defeat in the Euro 2020 final.
The Independent reported that Black England players Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho have been subjected to racist abuse online after missing penalties in the Sunday match against Italy.
Italy beat England 3:2 on penalties on Sunday, following the 1:1 draw after extra time at Wembley. The final was the tournament's most attended match with 67,173 fans present at the game.
Following the sad results for England's team, fans were seen burning firecrackers and overturning dumpsters in London. At least 49 arrests were made in the city, and 19 officers were injured while they confronted aggressive citizens.