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Jadon Sancho: England star says “hate will never win” as he responds to racial abuse online | UK News

England star Jadon Sancho said ‘hate will never win’ as he retaliates against online racial abuse he and other black players suffered after the penalty shootout loss to Italy in the final of Euro 2020.

The winger, along with teammates Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka, have been targeted on social media after missing their shots on goal in Sunday’s Wembley game.

Writing on Instagram, Sancho said: “I’m not going to pretend that I haven’t seen the racial abuse that me and my brothers Marcus and Bukayo suffered after the game, but sadly that’s nothing new.

“As a society we have to do better and hold these people accountable. Hate will never win.”

England's Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford (right).  Photo: AP
Sancho and Marcus Rashford (R) have both suffered racial abuse online. Photo: AP

He added: “To all the young people who have suffered similar abuse, hold your head up high and keep chasing the dream.

“I am proud of this England team and how we have united the whole nation during a difficult 18 months for so many people.”

He went on to say that he was grateful for the positive messages he had received and that representing his country was an “honor”.

“As much as we want to win the tournament, we will build and learn from this experience in the future. I want to say a big thank you for all the positive messages, love and support that have gone way beyond the negative.

“It has been an honor to always represent England and wear the Three Lions jersey, and I have no doubt that we will come back even stronger.”

Earlier in his Instagram post, Sancho apologized for not scoring his penalty, saying: “I would like to apologize to all my teammates, the technical staff and especially all the fans that I have let down .

“It was by far the worst feeling I have had in my career. It is difficult even to put the true feeling in words, but there was so much positive to take from this tournament, even though the loss will be a long time.

“My first thought before leaving …

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