People Arrested For Online Racial Abuse


Published on August 5 2021 6:10 am
Last Updated on August 5 2021 6:10 am

British police said Wednesday that 11 people had been arrested for the online racial abuse of three Black players -- Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka -- on England’s national soccer team after their loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final. All three missed penalty kicks in the shootout that decided the game last month.

Police said that of the 207 social media posts identified as criminal, 123 accounts belong to people outside the U.K. A total of 34 accounts have been identified so far as being in the U.K. and 11 of those account holders were arrested.