Last night, Gareth Southgate’s team lost to Italy in the final of Euro 2020. The tense match ended on penalities. Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho all missed their penalties leaving Italy with a 3-2 victory.
But following England’s defeat, the three players were targetted by sickening racial abuse on social media.
The Duke of Cambridge – who attended the final at Wembley Stadium – took to Twitter to say he was “sickened” by the abuse and said it was “totally unacceptable”.
While people praised William’s stance against racism, others were quick to attack the future King for calling out racism in football but not the claims made by Meghan and Harry.
Meghan and Harry claimed there were conversations about Archie’s skin colour before he was born during their explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
One person commented: “See the hypocrisy, where were you when your brother’s wife was being harassed, vilified??
“Where was this energy, William?
“You would have even kept quiet than putting out this statement, you must be even the one who questioned the baby’s skin colour.”
Another added: “Yet, you were ok with Meghan Markle being the victim of rampant racism from members of Royal Family.
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“Doesn’t matter anywhere else???”
Another person said: “Agreed. Now let’s address the racist abuse aimed at Meghan Markle, shall we?”
Someone else commented: “Long night? Bit late in the day for this tweet.
“Meghan would have appreciated similar support but hey ho. Can’t have everything.”
Another wrote: “If you can’t respond to racism when it happens to your sister in law you can’t respond on behalf of the nation and expect to be credible.
“Charity always begins at home, Sir!”
Prince William took to Twitter and said racist abuse “must stop now” and those involved should be held “accountable”.
He wrote: “I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match.
“It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.
“It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W”