The English fans struggled to digest the lost final on Sunday 11 July 2021 in Wembley.Marcus Rashford of Manchester United, Jadon Sancho of Dortmund and Bukayo Saka of Arsenal, are the names of the three English players who have been victims of racist insults on social networks for having missed their penalty in front of the Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma. The British Federation expressed its support to its players, saying that it was “appalled”. The London police announced the opening of an investigation.
We continue to play the Euro UEFA 2020 finals overtime. After Italy’s victory on goal (3 – 2), the English fans attacked the three players who missed their penalty. They are young players Marcus Rashford (23), Jadon Sancho (21) and Bukayo Saka (19), victims of racist comments from the English public. “We are disgusted to see that members of our team, who gave everything this summer, were subjected to discriminatory online assaults after tonight’s game […] We support our players.” , said the English Federation on its Twitter account the day after the final.
The national football authority did not limit itself there. She warned English supporters against this type of behaviour which does not honor the Anflais people and football fans.During the whole season, before the start of the games, the players paid tribute to the African-American, Georges Floyd, killed in the United States by the policeman Derek Chauvin. “We say in the clearest possible terms that anyone behind such disgusting behavior is not welcome among the supporters of this team.” , insisted the English Federation.
The French midfielder, Paul Pogba, reacted to this discriminatory and racial attack. For him, it is unacceptable that these talented players who have marked football this season are treated with all the names of birds only because they had the courage to draw a penalty in the final. “I’m proud of you. You win sometimes, you lose sometimes. You had the courage to draw the penalties and you showed your value to help your country reach the final. We can no longer tolerate or tolerate racism and we will never stop fighting it. You boys should keep your heads up and be proud of your confidence. You are examples of this beautiful game. Never forget it. Be proud of yourself, the world of football is proud of you», tweeted the French player.