British police say they have arrested 4 people for racially abusing black English football players following the team’s defeat at Euro 2020 …
Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka – who are all black – were ambushed by racial slurs on social media after each missing key kicks in England’s shootout loss to Italy on Sunday.
The comments and remarks were despicable – many featured the n-word and others contained violent threats – and it got so bad that the British police launched an investigation into it.
And, in an investigation update on Thursday, UK officials said they had arrested four people in connection with the online attacks … adding that more arrests could be imminent.
“We are working closely with social media platforms, which provide the data we need to move investigations forward,” said a British police official. Marc roberts told reporters.
“If we identify that you are behind this crime, we will hunt you down and you will face the grave consequences of your shameful actions.”
Of course, in England it is illegal to make racist statements or threats because there is no First Amendment protection.
Roberts went on to call English football players “true role models” … adding: “I am disgusted that there are people who think it is okay to direct such heinous abuse against them, or against someone from ‘other.”
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