England’s soccer team suffered a crushing loss on Sunday, falling to Italy on penalty kicks 3-2 in the Euro 2020 final. England was hoping for its first major international championship since the 1966 World Cup, but once again fell short.
After extra time, Italy and England were tied 1-1, but Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukaya Saka — who are black — missed their penalty kicks for England. Rashford hit the post with his penalty kick, while Sancho and Saka had their kicks blocked by Italian goaltender Gianluigi Donnarumma.
According to Yahoo Sports, the three players were subjected to racial abuse online, including monkey emojis, slurs and taunts.
“We’re disgusted that some of our squad – who have given everything for the shirt this summer – have been subjected to discriminatory abuse online after tonight’s game,” the English soccer team said in a tweet. “We stand with our players.”
We’re disgusted that some of our squad – who have given everything for the