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British PM condemns racism directed at three Black England players

[Italy the European champions 2020. Photo/courtesy]

It was pomp and color with soccer fanatics all over the world explode with bliss after their team lift the title Euro 2020 winners.

Italy won the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved two England penalties en route to a 3-2 shoot-out win.

Both sides had fought out a 1-1 extra-time draw at a raucous Wembley on Sunday.

But things were not so well to some of the England players who got lashed with racial abuse on missing their penalty shots.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday condemned the racist abuse directed at three Black England players who missed their penalties in the team’s shootout loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship.

Johnson tweeted that “those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.”

Marcus Rashford’s penalty hit the post and spots kicks from Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were saved on by Italy’s goalkeeper on Sunday night.

[the 3 English Players Racially Abused after missing out their penalty shots in Euro 2020 final. Photo/courtesy]

All three players immediately started receiving racist abuse on social media.

England’s Football Association issued a statement saying it was “appalled” by the “disgusting behavior.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on social media companies to do more to hold offenders to account.

“There is absolutely no place for racism in football or anywhere else,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “Those responsible for the disgusting online abuse we have seen must be held accountable – and social media companies need to act immediately to remove and prevent this hate.”