British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday condemned racist abuse on social media aimed at players of the England Football team after its narrow defeat in the final of Euro 2020.

Police said that it would also investigate the comments made towards Black players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who missed spot-kicks in a penalty shootout against Italy following a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

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“This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media,” Johnson said on Twitter. “Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.”

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The England team has been highlighting the issue of racism throughout the tournament, taking the knee before all their matches.

However, some fans have booed the gesture, with critics viewing it as an unwanted…

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