Euro 2020 final: Arsenal reacts to racist abuse at Bukayo Saka

  Arsenal has released a statement condemning the racist abuse at Bukayo Saka, its 19-year-old player after the Arsenal star missed a penalt...

 

Arsenal has released a statement condemning the racist abuse at Bukayo Saka, its 19-year-old player after the Arsenal star missed a penalty in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy on Sunday night.

Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Saka also missed penalties for England and they became the subject of some vile racist abuse following the defeat.

Arsenal in its statement condemned the racist comments at Saka and black players on social media.

Part of the statement read, “Last night, we saw Bukayo Saka reach the Euro 2020 final at the age of 19 years old.

“Bukayo has been with us since he was seven and the whole club couldn’t have been prouder to see him represent England throughout the tournament.

“You could feel it right across the club. Last night we witnessed the leadership and character we have always known and loved in Bukayo.

“However, this feeling of pride quickly turned to sorrow at the racist comments our young player(Saka) was subjected to on his social media platforms after the final whistle.

“Once again, we are sad to have to say we condemn the racism of several black players.”

Arsenal urged the social media platforms to take a stand to ensure racist abuse on players daily is curtailed.

“This can’t continue, and the social media platforms and authorities must act to ensure this disgusting abuse to which our players are subjected on a daily basis stops now, the statement added.

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