England footballer Tyrone Mings hit Home Secretary Priti Patel after three players suffered racist abuse following the Three Lions’ loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
“You cannot stoke the fire at the start of the tournament by calling our anti-racist message ‘gestural politics’ and then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we are campaigning against happens,” the defender wrote. on Twitter.
Three England players – Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka – suffered racist abuse on social media following missed kicks in the loss on penalties to Italy.
You cannot stoke the fire at the start of the tournament by calling our anti-racist message “politics of gestures” and then pretend to be disgusted when the thing we are campaigning against happens. https://t.co/fdTKHsxTB2
– Tyrone Mings (@ OfficialTM_3) July 12, 2021
Mings, who plays for Aston Villa, said of the mistreatment of his teammates: “Waking up today and seeing my brothers being racially abused for being brave enough to put themselves in a position to help this country , is something that makes you sick, but doesn’t. don’t surprise me. “
Boris Johnson and the house secretary both condemned the abuse, but the couple were called “utter hypocritical” by critics, who pointed to ministers’ ambiguity over whether football fans should laugh at the national team for taking the knee.
Former England footballer Gary Neville, who is now a Sky Sports expert, told Sky News: “The PM said it was okay for the people of this country to boo players who were trying to promote equality and to defend against racism It starts at the top.
“I was not at all surprised to wake up to these headlines; I was expecting it the minute all three players missed.”
The Minister of the Interior last month described take the knee …
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