Shoaib Akhtar condemns racist slurs in opposition to English footballers

(LR) English footballers Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho.

LAHORE: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has raised issues concerning the racial abuse of English gamers following Italy’s victory within the Euro 2020 closing.

Rawalpindi Categorical shared an image on its Twitter displaying English footballer Bukayo Saka heartbroken after lacking the essential penalty within the closing whereas Italian gamers stormed goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

After the 3-2 shootout loss at Wembley, England gamers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka had been focused on social media after lacking penalties.

“The image is value a thousand phrases. Soccer may be so merciless, ”Akhtar tweeted on Monday.

“I hope Rashford, Sancho and Saka don’t undergo racial abuse.”

The abuse of black players on social media shocked the Sports activities Brotherhood, and plenty of referred to as for an finish to hate speech on the platforms.

British Prime Minister BOrish Jonson had additionally criticized the web abuse, saying that the footballers ought to be celebrated, not trolled.

“This English staff deserves to be lauded as heroes and to not be racially abused on social media,” wrote Johnson on Twitter.

“These answerable for this appalling abuse ought to be ashamed.”

The Metropolitan Police additionally tweeted that it was “conscious of numerous offensive and racist feedback on social media directed at footballers following the # Euro2020 closing.

“This abuse is completely unacceptable, it won’t be tolerated and it’s being investigated.”

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