British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to urge social media companies to take action to stamp out racial abuse on their platforms on Tuesday, after the profiles of Black England soccer players were bombarded with racist comments, according to Time.
Johnson was set to reiterate “the urgent need for action” by social media companies against “utterly disgraceful” racist abuse of soccer players online, his spokesperson told journalists Tuesday.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, three Black players in England’s soccer squad, were racially abused on Twitter and Instagram following the team’s defeat during the Euro 2020 championship final against Italy on Sunday. Each player had failed to score in the penalty shootout at the end of the game, Time reports.
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