The sadness of Rashford, one of the three players who missed the penalty against Italy
“Daspo for life for racist fans”: this is requested by a petition launched on change.org and which has already exceeded 350,000 signatures. The initiative follows unacceptable racial slurs against England players who missed penalties against Italy in the Euro 2020 final
Thankfully there is also a healthy part of England’s football cheer, which they don’t want to be confused with the racists who insulted the three black players – Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho – guilty of having missed the penalties against Italy in the final of the European Championships against Italy.
The ct Gareth Southgate has taken a stand against the serious episode that “betrays the values” of English football and is now asking that whoever becomes the protagonist of cowardice of this type, in person or on social media, be removed from the states forever.
The “Daspo” mechanism (as we call it in Italy, from the abbreviation of “Prohibition of access to sports facilities), in England it came into force much earlier: since 1989, with the revolutionary law on stadiums, the violent have been banned from British plants and over the years the regulation has adapted to punish not only hooligans, but also the various antisocial behaviors linked to football typhus.
The petition makes it clear: “England’s Gareth Southgate play for all of us. His is an inclusive vision and this matters today more than ever. This is why we are proud of this team and that is why it is so loved by all of us. There should be no room for racists and bigots, in football or in society“.