Four persons arrested over racial abuse of England’s Rashford, Saka, Sancho

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Four persons have been arrested over the racial abuse aimed at three England players – Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho – following the Three Lions' Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy last Sunday.

Rashford, Saka, and Sancho, who came on as substitutes during England's defeat to Italy, lost their spot-kicks against Italy at Wembley Stadium.

Italy defeated England 3-2 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.

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Shortly after the game, Rashford, Saka, and Sancho were racially targeted on social media.

However, in a statement issued to the PA news agency, The UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) said: "Following England's defeat against Italy on Sunday a torrent of racist comments aimed at some of the team's black players appeared on platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

"A hate crime investigation is underway by the UKFPU, with a dedicated team of investigators working their way through a large number of reports from across the country.

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"So far, dozens of data applications have been submitted to social media companies and four people have been arrested by local police forces."


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