Stop online racist abuse of Black Sports players

Stop online racist abuse of Black Sports players

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Following England's defeat in the Euros 2021 football final social media was awash with vile racist abuse. This was aimed at namely the three young players who missed the penalties: Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

The crushing disappointment for these young men in losing the final will play out in their minds for a long time to come. If that isn't bad enough, the racist onslaught that followed on social media was heinous and will greatly exacerbate their mental health. 

Racism in sport is very much sadly alive and kicking as was clearly evident via social media following the Euros 2021 final. Commendable efforts to raise and tackle the issue of racism in football have been done recently; notably by affected players such as Raheem Sterling. More needs to be done by the powers that be namely Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. These platforms provide an easy way for racists to perpetrate their sick abuse to an extremely wide audience.

It is a travesty that far lesser harmful content is removed yet racist posts continue to appear at the drop of a hat. These big three organisations need to do far more to remove these posts immediately and report these racists to the police in view of prosecuting them.

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