Prince William has raised his voice loud and clear.
Less than a day after Italy won Euro 2020 against England, the Duke of Cambridge took to Twitter to condemn the “racist abuse” some of England’s players were being subjected to. After the defeat of England, the stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho Y Bukayo Saka, three of the team’s black players who participated in the penalty shoot-out received a flood of hateful comments online.
“I am disgusted by the racist abuse directed at England players after last night’s game. It is totally unacceptable that the players have to put up with this abominable behavior,” the father of three said in a statement via Twitter. “It must stop now and everyone involved must be held accountable.”
The Football Association also denounced such behavior, frankly telling the public that the organization “is shocked by the online racism that has been targeted at some of our England players on social media.”
“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behavior,” the association said, “is not welcome to follow the team. We will do our best to support the affected players while urging the harshest possible penalties for the players. responsible”.
Despite the team’s sad defeat, William made his support for the nation’s team known. “England, everyone has come so far, but sadly this time it was not our day,” he tweeted shortly after the tournament ended. “You can all hold your head up and be so proud of yourself, I know there is more to come.”