11 arrests made for online racism directed at England trio

Police investigating the online racial abuse of England players following the Euro 2020 final against Italy have made 11 arrests so far.

According to the Mirror, police have arrested 11 people in connection with the online racist abuse directed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

The three Lions all missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final on the night that saw Italy crowned European champions. Both Rashford and Sancho were brought on with 2 minutes left of extra-time with the shootout looming large.

This was met by racial slurs on social media and an ensuring investigation has seen 10 men and one woman arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including malicious communications.

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All were found to be in breach of section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

The Football Association has called for social media websites and the government to do more in their efforts to put an end to racism.

Manchester United have already confirmed that players and staff will continue to take the knee this season.

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