Seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has voiced support for the three Black England football players who missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday after they were subjected to a torrent of racist abuse on social media.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed their spot-kicks as Italy won 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Wembley Stadium.
Hamilton, a vocal advocate for social justice, said on Instagram on Monday that the abuse suffered by the England trio showed how much still needed to be done in the fight against racism.
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“The pressure to deliver is felt by every sportsperson but when you are a minority representing your country this is a layered experience,” Hamilton said.
“Success would feel like a double victory, but a miss feels like a two-fold…