Following Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s save of Bukayo Saka’s penalty in the final moments of the Euro 2020 final, attention has been fiercely focused on the appalling and unacceptable racial abuse of the England players. Rightly so: we should all stand together with Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka, and the England team as they unite in an exemplary manner against all forms of racism.
I was very lucky to experience Euro 2020 at England’s games against Scotland, Germany, Denmark, and Italy – all at Wembley. At the final, the behavior of England fans was alarming. Countless fans were violent, engaged in illegal activity, and breached stadium gates, leaving many people frightened and injured. These acts continue to take the limelight away from what has been an inspiring performance from the England team at Euro 2020. This England team wins together and loses together and has provided all of the team’s supporters with memories that will last a lifetime. Read full sports article here.