Four people charged as a part of a hate crime probe into racial abuse. The abuse targets members of the England national soccer team, British police stated.
England confronted Italy in the European Championship Final on Sunday and failed the game. As, three of its players — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka — missed penalty shoot-outs.
All three players, associated with the black race, were thereafter suppressed by a storm of online racist abuse.
UK agonizes over racial abuse of England football players:
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has confirmed that the UK Football Policing Unit is executing a hate crime probe. They have submitted requests to social media organizations in this regard, demanding the data of abusers.
Chief Constable Mark Roberts, NPCC Football Policing Lead, said; the racial abuse hurled at our players, after Sunday night’s soccer game, was completely horrible and has sent shock waves to the people across the country.
“Our English soccer team have been true role models throughout the tournament, carrying them with great professionalism and prestige. I am disgusted that people out there, consider it okay to throw such horrendous abuse at our players.“
The UKFPU investigation is in progress and they continue to specify those responsible.
“We are functioning very closely with social media outlets. They are providing us with the information we need to advance inquiries.”
“If we pinpoint that you are behind this violation. We will trace you and you have to encounter severe impacts of your humiliating actions.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday, the government intends to expand soccer banning orders for online racism.
Whilst, social media companies can encounter huge penalties. In case, they lag in any way to wipe out hateful or abusive posts from their platforms.
A total of 264 detentions made across the country related to Sunday’s soccer final. 897 of them lists as football-related, which took the current number of arrests for the contest to 63.
There is a considerable boom in comparison to crook incidents that took place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and Euro 2016 in France.