The police also launched an appeal: “Anyone who has been the victim or witness of a hate crime, please report it”
Genoa – After the final lost to Italy, some English black players have been victims of racist insults on social media. A scandal that swept the nation and sparked the indignation of the entire British sports and political world. “England players deserve to be praised as heroes, not insulted in a racist way on social networks. Those responsible for these terrifying insults should be ashamed of themselves “said Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the offenses that targeted Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, guilty of missing the decisive penalties.
In the past few hours, a 37-year-old man was arrested in Trafford, a suburb of Manchester, on charges of having published a post on social media containing messages of racial hatred on the evening of the final. The man remained in custody and was questioned by the police who also released an official note: “The actions of a small number of people overshadowed what was an extremely unifying event for our country. We are firm in our commitment, any racist abuse online or offline is not acceptable. “The arrest of the 37-year-old is the first result of a series of investigations started immediately after the final whistle of the match played at Wembley and won by the Azzurri.
After the news of the arrest, the police renewed their invitation to citizens from all over England to report racist incidents: “Anyone who has been the victim or witness of a hate crime is requested to report it at the earliest opportunity”. To increase the controversy over racist insults to footballers Tyrone Mings’ comment also arrived, 28-year-old black defender of Aston Villa who on Twitter accused the government of having fomented hatred towards the English colored: “Before you stirred up the spirits at the beginning of the European Championship, when you said we were doing” gestural politics “by kneeling racism. Now pretend to be scandalized when all this is what we have been working for and what we are fighting against. ”
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