Italy inflicted more penalty heartache on England to win Sunday's Euro 2020 final 3-2 in a shoot-out, Saka missing the decisive kick to deny victory to the hosts after the game at Wembley had ended in a draining 1-1 draw through extra time.
The backlash by the passionate footy fanatics of the United Kingdom was swift. Social media and racism once again occupied centre stage as salvoes of abuse were hurled at a trio of Black English players who they said were responsible for the crushing defeat by the Italians.
It was inevitable. This is England. We knew that, whatever happened on the pitch, some fans would shame us all. And so it proved to be. There was fighting throughout the day; a large crowd breached security and stormed into
England captain Harry Kane admitted his side’s penalty shoot-out defeat in the Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday was “the worst feeling in the world”. Along with Harry Maguire, Kane was one of only two England players
During one of the most difficult periods in our history and at a time when we’ve badly needed it, the performances of the England team at Euro 2020 have helped to bring joy, excitement and a spirit of unity to our country.
The players were felicitated as heroes by the raucous fans, who chanted songs and danced on the street of Rome during a victory parade in an open bus on Monday.
In a week where we have seen the depressing sight of three Black English footballers subjected to the latest and sadly predictable bout of racist abuse, the spotlight turns again to the ugly underbelly of far-right hatred in this country.
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo issued a hands off warning to clubs interested in Harry Kane on Friday amid speculation over the England captain’s future. Kane is reportedly keen to leave his boyhood club this summer in the search for the first silverware of his career. Despite Kane’s
“You don’t get to stoke the fire at the beginning of the tournament by labelling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics’ and then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we’re campaigning against, happens.” So said England footballer Tyrone Mings in a pointed nod to Priti Patel’s