Prince William Slams ‘Abhorrent’ Racist Abuse After England’s Euro 2020 Defeat

He described feeling "sickened" by the racist abuse directed at England's young players.👇

Euro 2020 Final: Prince William Slams ‘Abhorrent’ Racist Abuse In England
Senior Editor

Prince William has condemned the racist abuse that has been directed at England soccer players following their defeat at the Euro 2020 final.

In a rare, personal message shared via Twitter, the Duke Of Cambridge described feeling "sickened" by the "abhorrent behaviour" of those posting racist comments online.

"It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable," he wrote, signing off "W."

The abuse began on Sunday evening (U.K. time), when England lost to Italy after the 1-1 game went to extra time and then to a penalty shootout.

Three Black players from the England squad (19-year-old Bukayo Saka, 21-year-old Jadon Sancho and 23-year-old Marcus Rashford) missed their respective penalties.

The trio have since been subjected to racist abuse on social media, prompting Prince William, the Football Association (FA), U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and England FC manager Gareth Southgate to issue individual statements.

A mural of Marcus Rashford — who successfully campaigned for free meals for disadvantaged children in England — was vandalized with racist abuse within an hour of the game ending.

British police have confirmed that it "will not be tolerated and it will be investigated."

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.