Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt said that racism has no place in football or society after three England players faced online abuse following their penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
England trio Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who missed their spot kicks in the shootout, were targeted online in the wake of England’s defeat.
“You can be upset at a person for missing because we are human, but if you’re going to bring race into it, then it has no place in football or just in general,” Jamaican Bolt said in Kingston on Tuesday.
Bolt, who won the 100m and 200m double at three consecutive Olympics from 2008 to 2016, described the racial abuse directed at the players as horrifying.
“First of all that’s horrible to know… for me it’s very tough to see these…