Jadon Sancho fires back against online racist abuse and says 'hate will never win'


    In an Instagram post to his 6.4 million followers, the Borussia Dortmund winger said: “I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t see the racial abuse that me and my brothers Marcus and Bukayo received after the game, but sadly it’s nothing new”. The 21-year-old added: “As a society, we need to do better, and hold these people accountable.

    “Hate will never win.”

    Sancho, who will join Manchester United this summer in a £73million move, praised the achievements of Gareth Southgate’s side.

    He said: “I am proud of this England team and how we have united the whole nation in what has been a difficult 18 months for so many people.

    “It’s been an honour as always representing England and wearing the Three Lions shirt, and I have no doubt we’ll be back even stronger.”

    The post was warmly received by Sancho’s followers.

    One Instagram user replied: “Keep your chin up, made the whole country proud”.

    Marcus Rashford said in response to social media abuse: “I will never apologise for who I am.”

    He said he has been “overwhelmed” messages of support left at a vandalised mural of the Manchester United forward.

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    The Leader of the Opposition accused Johnson of giving racism the “green light” and stoking a “culture war” over the decision taken by Southgate’s squad to take the knee before their Euro 2020 matches.

    The Prime Minister met with representatives from large social media companies, including Instagram and Twitter, on Tuesday to discuss how to tackle abuse on their platforms.

    Johnson said he “made it absolutely clear to them that we will legislate to address this problem in the Online Harms Bill” and suggested they could face fines of up to 10 percent of their global revenues if they fail to get hate and racism off of their platforms.


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