Harry Kane has blasted those behind the racist abuse of England team-mates Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.
The Three Lions captain insisted that those who abuse are not the type of fans that the players want following them.
Rashford, Sancho and Saka all missed from twelve yards out during the Euro 2020 final penalty shoot out defeat to Italy.
Kane praised his the for stepping up in a high pressure situation and claimed that they need the support of the nation, rather than the disgusting abusive posts they have been subject to since the Wembley heartbreak.
The 27-year-old’s condemnation of the mindless idiots follows in the wake of Gareth Southgate who described the racist abuse as ‘unforgivable’ (Guardian).
The Metropolitan Police have said they will investigate the “offensive and racist” posts directed at players.
Three lads who were brilliant all summer had the courage to step up & take a pen when the stakes were high. They deserve support & backing not the vile racist abuse they’ve had since last night. If you abuse anyone on social media you’re not an @England fan and we don’t want you. pic.twitter.com/PgskPAXgxV
— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 12, 2021
Racism has no place in football or society in general and the reaction to the disgusting posts from figures such as Kane always welcome in order to try and help educate the younger generation that this is not acceptable. Issues with people hiding behind faceless social media accounts is something which also needs to be addressed.
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