England guardant Jadon Sancho says "hate volition ne'er win" aft helium received racist maltreatment pursuing the Euro 2020 last decision by Italy connected Sunday.
Sancho, 21, Marcus Rashford, 23, and Bukayo Saka, 19, were targeted connected societal media aft each 3 missed penalties successful the 3-2 shootout loss.
England manager Gareth Southgate, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Football Association each condemned the abuse.
"As a nine we request to bash better," said Sancho successful a station connected Instagram.
"And clasp these radical accountable."
So acold 4 radical person been arrested arsenic the UK Football Policing Unit is trawling done thousands of societal media posts aimed astatine the 3 achromatic players.
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In his archetypal societal media station since the defeat, Borussia Dortmund's Sancho said "sadly it's thing new" to spot the racist maltreatment he, Rashford and Saka received.
"To each the young radical who person received akin abuse, clasp your heads up precocious and support chasing the dream," helium added.
"I americium arrogant of this England team.
"I privation to accidental a monolithic convey you for each the affirmative messages and emotion and enactment that acold outweighed the negative.
"It's been an honour arsenic ever representing England and wearing the Three Lions shirt, and I person nary uncertainty we'll beryllium backmost adjacent stronger."
Sancho said helium was "sorry" to his team-mates, coaching unit and the fans who helium felt helium had "let down" by missing England's 4th penalty.
"This is by acold the worst feeling I've felt successful my career," helium added.
"There were truthful galore positives to instrumentality distant from this tourney though the decision volition wounded for a agelong time.
"I was acceptable and assured to instrumentality [the penalty], these are the moments you imagination of arsenic a kid, it is wherefore I play football.
"These are the pressured situations you privation to beryllium nether arsenic a footballer. I've scored penalties earlier astatine nine level, I've practiced them countless times for some nine and state truthful I picked my country but it conscionable wasn't meant to beryllium this time."
More to follow.