EURO 2020

Harry Kane Slams Fans Who Racially Abused Saka, Rashford and Sancho

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England captain Harry Kane has spoken out against the racist abuse sent to Saka, Rashford, and Sancho
England captain Harry Kane has spoken out against the racist abuse sent to Saka, Rashford, and Sancho / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
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England captain Harry Kane has slammed the racist abuse sent to Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho after the trio missed their spot-kicks in the Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.

Rashford saw his effort hit the post before Gianluigi Donnarumma saved kicks from Sancho and Saka, thus leading to England fans to take to social media and send hateful messages to the Three Lions' players.

Kane backed his teammates and insisted that those who sent the abuse are not real fans and "we don't want you."

His tweet read: "Three lads who were brilliant all summer had the courage to step up & take a pen when the stakes were high. They deserve support & backing not the vile racist abuse they've had since last night. If you abuse anyone on social media you're not an @England fan and we don't want you."

The FA also condemned the racist abuse and released an official statement saying: "We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.

"We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real life consequences. Social media companies need to step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to prosecution and support making their platforms free from this type of abhorrent abuse."

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