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Tottenham show support for Arsenal star Bukayo Saka after youngster receives racial abuse

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Bukayo Saka and Harry Kane after England's defeat to Italy.

Tottenham show support for Bukayo Saka after youngster receives racial abuse

Taking to Twitter, Tottenham Hotspur have issued a message of support to Arsenal star Bukayo Saka after the teenager was subjected to racial abuse by some fans following England’s loss to Italy.

England faced a heart-wrenching penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the finals of the UEFA Euro 2020 on Sunday night, falling at the final hurdle to end a 55-year-long wait for a major international trophy.

Bukayo Saka missed the penalty for England that handed Italy the win in UEFA Euro 2020 final.
Bukayo Saka missed the penalty for England that handed Italy the win in UEFA Euro 2020 final. (imago Images)

Luke Shaw had put the Three Lions in front within two minutes from kickoff but Leonardo Bonucci equalised for Italy in the second half. With there being no more goals in the game, it ended up into the penalty shootouts, where England youngsters, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka failed to find the net, leading to the Azzurri winning the trophy.

Following the events, the aforementioned trio have been subject to vile racial abuse from some so-called “fans”.

Taking a stand against the actions, Tottenham posted a picture of Saka along with England captain Harry Kane on Twitter, with a caption that read:

“We stand together.  We are driven by inclusion and equality and nobody should have to endure the repulsive online abuse seen recently.”

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It is disappointing to see this kind of reaction from supporters, although this has become quite the norm of late, with players being subjected to racist abuse plenty over the course of the last two Premier League seasons.

It is high time some strict actions and stringent measures were taken to stop this vile and abhorrent behaviour. Social media companies need to act to weed this out.

As for Saka, and Rashford, and Sancho, it took huge guts to step up to take those penalties given the occasion and the pressure that came with it. One kick does not define them as a person or a player.

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