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British PM Condems Racist Social Media Attacks on Black Soccer Players

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned racist social media attacks against Black players on Britain’s soccer team following its 3-2 loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 championship Sunday.

After the Italy and Britain remained 1-1 following regulation and extra time play, the teams were forced into a penalty shoot-out to decide the game. Black players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed kicks, giving Italy the victory.  

While most comments on social media were positive towards the British team, the three players started receiving racist comments immediately following the game.  

On his Twitter account, Johnson said the team deserves details ⇒

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