OVERVIEW: A much as football is a game of love, there are many players still suffering from the online abuse
Arsenal’s wonder kid, Bukayo Saka, is the most target of them all as the 19-year-old was responsible to take on the decisive fifth penalty that made Italy the champion of Euro 2020.
Footballers, football clubs and national teams have been consoling the England players for the loss.
It’s not easy to face the world after missing a decisive penalty.
Arsenal writes to Saka:
Last night, we saw Bukayo reach the Euro 2020 final at the age of 19 years old.
Bukayo has been with us since he was seven and the whole club couldn’t have been prouder to see him represent England throughout the tournament. You could feel it right across the club.
Last night we witnessed the leadership and character we’ve always known and loved in Bukayo. However, this feeling of pride quickly turned to sorrow at the racist comments our young player was subjected to on his social media platforms after the final whistle.
Once again, we are sad to have to say we condemn the racism of a number of black players. This cannot continue and the social media platforms and authorities must act to ensure this disgusting abuse to which our players are subjected on a daily basis stops now.
We have processes in place internally at Arsenal to ensure our players are supported both emotionally and practically on this issue but sadly there is only so much we can do.
Our message to Bukayo is: hold your head high, we are so very proud of you and we cannot wait to welcome you back home to Arsenal soon.
Manchester United writes to Rashford:
One kick won’t define you as a player or person, Marcus. Remember that.
We look forward to welcoming you home ❤
However, Manchester United furtherly condemned the act of racism as the club stated that.
Racist abuse will never be tolerated, for club nor for country.
If you see any form of abuse or discrimination, 𝗮𝗰𝘁 and 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 it.
England National Team also added to the situation as they stand against racial abuse.
We made some history, but couldn’t achieve the one thing we’re all dreaming of.
But football is about more than trophies, and we’ve seen that all summer.
Coming home? Perhaps it was here all along.
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