‘You’re Not a Fan And We Don’t Want You’ – Kane And England Stars Leap to Team-Mates’ Defence in Wake of Racist Abuse

After social media was peppered with spates of attacks upon Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, their captain has led their defence

Harry Kane has led his England teammates in an impassioned defence of the handful of squad members subjected to racist abuse after Sunday’s Euro 2020 Final penalty heartbreak, stating that anyone who sees fit to hurl slurs is not a Three Lions fan in their eyes.

Gareth Southgate’s side was unable to mark their continued progress with silverware, edged 3-2 in a shootout by Italy at Wembley Stadium after they had ground out a 1-1 draw after extra-time in their first major tournament final for half-a-century.

Misses from Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka ultimately ensured the Azzurri lifted the Henri Delaunay Trophy, with a sadly all-too-familiar torrent of abuse from a vocal minority on social media and beyond aimed at the trio after full-time – but Kane has now studiously headed up a firm response from the players, refuting the actions towards the threesome as “vile”.

After social media was peppered with spates of attacks upon Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, their captain has led their defence
Harry Kane has led his England teammates in an impassioned defence of the handful of squad members subjected to racist abuse after Sunday’s Euro 2020 Final penalty heartbreak, stating that anyone who sees fit to hurl slurs is not a Three Lions fan in their eyes.

Gareth Southgate’s side was unable to mark their continued progress with silverware, edged 3-2 in a shootout by Italy at Wembley Stadium after they had ground out a 1-1 draw after extra-time in their first major tournament final for half-a-century.

Misses from Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka ultimately ensured the Azzurri lifted the Henri Delaunay Trophy, with a sadly all-too-familiar torrent of abuse from a vocal minority on social media and beyond aimed at the trio after full-time – but Kane has now studiously headed up a firm response from the players, refuting the actions towards the threesome as “vile”.


What has been said?

Three lads who were brilliant all summer had the courage to step up & take a pen when the stakes were high. They deserve support & backing, not the vile racist abuse they’ve had since last night. If you abuse anyone on social media you’re not an @England fan and we don’t want you. pic.twitter.com/PgskPAXgxV

— Harry Kane (@HKane) July 12, 2021
We win together and we lose together. So proud to have teammates with such top character. Takes huge bollocks just to volunteer. As for the racism, hurtful but not surprising. Will never get bored of saying that more needs to be done. Educate and control the platforms!✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/LHSBoZin8O

— Jude Bellingham (@BellinghamJude) July 12, 2021
We learn more about society when we lose, far more than we learn when we win.

— Reece James (@reecejames_24) July 12, 2021
You don’t get to stoke the fire at the beginning of the tournament by labelling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics’ & then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we’re campaigning against, happens. https://t.co/fdTKHsxTB2

— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) July 12, 2021

GQ!

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