13 Jul 2021

Nearly 2,000 abusive tweets targeted Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling after Euro 2020 final, research shows

Those responsible “should be ashamed” said the prime minister, as he gave his reaction to the racist online abuse faced by young Black players as soon as the final penalty was taken at last night’s match.

Since then, data compiled for the Professional Footballers Association and shared exclusively with this programme shows just under 2,000 tweets specifically targeting the players were flagged as potentially abusive, with 167 considered “high risk” abuse.