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A hate crime investigation is underway – Police warn online abusers

Thu 15 July 2021 | 12:50

UK police make four arrests after England players received online abuse.

Bukayo Saka

,

Jadon Sancho

and

Marcus Rashford

were subjected to online racial abuse after the three

England

internationals missed their penalties in the penalty shootouts in the final stage of the delayed Euro 2020 against

Italy

.

In this regard, the police department released a statement a few hours ago, in which they warned online abusers that they will be ‘tracked down’.

The statement reads:

"A hate crime investigation is underway by the UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU), with a dedicated team of investigators working their way through a large number of reports from across the country.

"Dozens of data applications have been submitted to social media companies and four people have been arrested by local police forces."

Chief Constable Mark Roberts, also added on the issue:

"If we identify that you are behind this crime, we will track you down, and you will face the serious consequences of your shameful actions.

"The racial abuse aimed at our own players following Sunday night's game is utterly vile and has quite rightly shocked and appalled people across the country.

"Our England team have been true role models during the tournament, conducting themselves with professionalism and dignity. I'm disgusted there are individuals out there who think it's acceptable to direct such abhorrent abuse at them, or at anybody else."


source: SportMob