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Condemnation for ‘appalling’ racist abuse of England players
13 July 2021
“The racist abuse aimed at England’s Black players online is appalling and we hope the perpetrators can be tracked down and met with the full force of the law.”
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Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has condemned the racist abuse of Black members of the England team following last night’s defeat against Italy in the Euro Finals.

Marie said: “The racist abuse aimed at England’s Black players online is appalling and we hope the perpetrators can be tracked down and met with the full force of the law. We have long campaigned for tighter regulation on online abuse and this underscores why it is so necessary. Bigots, thugs and vandals like these contribute nothing to our society, whereas this diverse England team under Gareth Southgate has achieved so much and we commend their excellent representation of our country both on and off the pitch.”