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Bath-born Tyrone Mings denounced Priti Patel, saying the Home Secretary was “pretending to be disgusted” by the racial abuse directed at England players.

England players including Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have all been targets of social media abuse in the hours following England’s loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

The abuse was today called “unforgivable” by England manager Gareth Southgate, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying the players “deserve to be hailed as heroes, no racist abuse on social media” .

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Priti Patel was among many public figures to tweet their support for England and the players involved, saying she was “disgusted” by the abuses that had emerged.

The Home Secretary tweeted today: “I am disgusted that the English players who have given so much for our country this summer have been subjected to vile racist abuse on social media.

Marcus Rashford is consoled by Mings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin

“It has no place in our country and I support the police in holding those responsible to account.”

The Home Secretary drew criticism ahead of the tournament for her comments regarding England’s decision to kneel.

Patel said she “does not support people engaging in this type of gesture politics,” but Gareth Southgate and her players have decided to continue playing the action from an anti-racism stance.

England’s Tyrone Mings, who was educated at Millfield School on Street, hit back at her expressions of support for the England squad, saying she was “pretending to be disgusted” and “stoked the fire “before the tournament with his comments on the stand the players took.

He tweeted in response: “You can’t stoke the fire at the start of the tournament by calling our anti-racist message ‘gestural politics’ and then pretending to be disgusted when the thing we are campaigning against happens.”

England players have all expressed support for their teammates since the end of the game, with captain Harry Kane posting tonight: “Three guys who have been brilliant all summer were brave enough to step in and grab a pen when the stakes were They deserve support and not the vile racist abuse they have suffered since last night.

“If you abuse someone on social media, you are not a fan of England and we don’t want you.”

The 28-year-old, son of former Bath City striker Adie Mings, center-half, was part of the Three Lions squad that reached the Euro 2020 final.

After brief stints at Bristol Rovers and Southampton academy, Mings began his adult football career with Yate Town and Chippenham Town before moving to Ipswich Town in 2012.

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