Jadon Sancho came on late along side Marcus Rashford to both miss their part of the penalty kick, resulting to several abuses on their IG pages as England lost the final to Italy
It indeed wasn’t a night wished for the all-fired-up English fans who thought it was finally coming home for them with Southgate having guided the boys to their first Euro final having lost out in their last two semis appearances.
The English team opened the score line early in 2 minutes from a superb Luke Shaw strike after a fine sweep in from Kieran Trippier who was later subbed off for Bukayo Saka.
Italy took time before they could reply to the goal after several attempts with the first half ending in favour of the home team.
Bonucci was quick to finish off a 67 minute attempt with Italy drawn on level ground with England, leading to a fruitless extra time that gave birth the penalty kick.
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Although England had an edge to finish off the game when Italy missed their second penalty kick while the Three Lions are yet to miss any.
Pickford was good with his saves but Donnarumma was better and the Italian players were clinical with their strikes unlike Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford who joined Bukayo Saka in missing their kicks, sending Italy back to Rome with the trophy.
Just as expected, several English fans are already stormed the players’ comment sections on IG to blast and roast them both racially and otherwise.
Below are some of the comments targeted at Man United’s new signing, Jadon Sancho alongside Rashford and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.
The FA have in turn blasted the behaviours of these fans who thought it better to abuse the players.
In the FA’s statements their spokesman said; “The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of our England players on social media.
“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.
“We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore the government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real life consequences.
“Social media companies need to step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to prosecution and support making their platforms free from this type of abhorrent abuse.”
The Metropolitan Police also joined in condemning the behaviour from the fans as they said in a statement;
“We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the #Euro2020 final.
“This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”