Britannian police said on Thursday they arrested 11 people on suspicion of sending racist messages on social media to players of the England national football team.
England lost to Italy in the final of the European Championships after a penalty shootout in July. The youngsters failed in the finals Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Sakawho got to feel the anger of the people.
The British Police Football Unit launched an investigation into hate crime after the finals and found 207 posts on social media that were interpreted to meet the hallmarks of the crime. Of these, 123 had been published outside the UK.
“Details of these cases will be passed on to the right countries, which can take action,” a police bulletin said, according to news agency AFP.
In total There were 34 owners of social media accounts in the UK, and 11 of the owners of these accounts have now been arrested.
According to AFP, ten men and one woman are under arrest. The detainees are between the ages of 18 and 63.
“There are people who think they can hide behind a social media profile and cope with posting outrageous comments with impunity,” a police spokesman Mark Roberts commented.
“They have to think again. We have investigators looking for offensive comments during matches, and if they exceed the crime threshold, their publishers will be arrested. ”