Black soccer players slammed with racist abuse after England loss in EURO 2020 finals
By TJ Macias
Following a grueling 115-plus minutes of pulse-racing soccer Sunday at London’s Wembley Stadium, the winner of EURO 2020 would emerge after a penalty shootout between England and Italy.
With tension running high, Italy won in a 3-2 shootout, shattering the hearts of England fans, who wanted to bask in the glow of a championship after 55 years of waiting.
Some fans, however, were enraged and directed their hate toward some the players who missed penalty kicks — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.
All three are Black.
While the team’s diversity was on display throughout their four-week run into the final match, some fans took the social media low road and spewed vile racist remarks against the players after the loss.