Archer, Stokes urge fans not to make racial comments on England players

New Delhi. England cricketers Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes have appealed to fans not to racist comments on Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who missed goals in the penalty shootout of the Euro Cup 2020 final. England suffered a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Italy in a penalty shootout in the final of the Euro Cup. Harry Kane and Harry Maguire scored for England while Rashford, Sancho and Saka missed penalties.

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Archer demanded to tweet and retweet
Fast bowler Archer tweeted and said, do not make racist comments on these players. Ben Stokes, who is captaining England in the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan, retweeted Archer’s tweet, urging fans to retweet it. The England Football Association tweeted, “We are deeply saddened that some of our team players who gave their all were subjected to racist comments after today’s match. We are with our players.

England Football Association strongly criticized
The England Football Association issued a statement saying, “The association strongly condemns any form of discrimination and the online racial discrimination on social media against some of our players.” The London Police Service, The Metropolitan Police, has said it is investigating racial and derogatory remarks on social media.

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Coach Gareth Southgate backs Saka
England coach Gareth Southgate also supported his players, especially Saka.
Southgate tweeted, “It’s important that he realizes he’s not alone. Southgate also took responsibility for sending these three players for penalties.


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