The final of the European Championships, held yesterday in London and won by Italy in the final against England, unfortunately did not go to the headlines only for the sporting side. After the game, in fact, some vulgar characters wanted to report themselves as uncivilized and shameful racist slurs against the three players of the English national team who have failed their shots from the spot: Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho. A hateful behavior, immediately stigmatized by the English Football Association itself through an official statement.
Over the past year we have the seen the power of sport as a force for good and we will continue to work to build a more diverse and inclusive sport in the future. https://t.co/JlsWsLteJP
– Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@ MercedesAMGF1) July 12, 2021
The team immediately joined the message from the Football Association Mercedes of Formula 1. The team, which formally represents Germany but which has its two operational bases in the English towns of Brackley and Brixworth, has in fact published a message on its Twitter profile in which it reiterates that “racism and discrimination have no place in sport or in our society. In the last year we have seen the power of sport as a force for good and we will continue to work to build a more diverse and inclusive sport in the future “.
It should be emphasized that in the last year and a half, thanks above all to the commitment of Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes has taken the issue of discrimination very seriously. The same black color used since 2020 on the liveries of the Formula 1 single-seaters was chosen precisely to raise public awareness on the subject.