England: Neville accuses Prime Minister of promoting racism

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While England internationals Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were targeted with racist attacks after the penalty shootout lost Sunday in the Euro 2021 final, former defender Gary Neville pointed the finger at government officials .

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England woke up on Monday morning with a huge hangover. Because of the millions of liters of beer swallowed on Sunday, the defeat against Italy in the final of Euro 2021 (1-1, 3-2 tab), and the slips committed in numbers by the supporters. Especially on social networks.

Because they had the misfortune of missing their shot on goal at Wembley, internationals Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were targeted by multiple racist slurs from their compatriots. And if these insults were condemned by Prince William and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, it makes Gary Neville smile softly … Why? Because according to the former Manchester United and England defender, the head of government is partly responsible for these abuses.

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Neville suspected “the minute” Rashford, Sancho and Saka missed their shots

“When players tried to explain last month that getting down on one knee was to promote equality and fight racism, it was ridiculed by our senior government officials,” Neville told Sky Sports. So when you have racist insults at the end of a football match, at the end of a tournament, I expect it, unfortunately, because it exists and is in fact promoted by the Prime Minister. “

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Therefore, no need to be surprised at such acts … “The minute Bukayo Saka, Rashford and Sancho missed their shots last night (Sunday), I knew we would wake up this morning with headlines about racist abuse, ”Neville continued.

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While the coach Gareth Southgate did not fail to denounce the attacks against his players on Monday, the young midfielder Jude Bellingham gave him a speech similar to that of Neville.

“We win together and we lose together, he wrote on Twitter. So proud to have teammates with such character. It takes huge neck ***** to be voluntary (on penalties) . As for racism, it is hurtful but not surprising. I will never tire of saying that more needs to be done. Educate and control platforms. “

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