Tyrone Mings strikes out at Home Secretary Priti Patel in Euro 2020. He says that she cannot “pretend to be disgusted” over the racial abuse. Fans can’t blame England footballers after missing the penalties in the Euro 2020.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were victims of racial online abuse. They missed out the penalties out from the spot in the penalties in the Euro 2020. The final was at Wembley, on Sunday evening.
Patel, who said a few weeks back that fans have the right to boo players for not performing well. Later she tweeted on Monday morning that she was feeling disgusted at the abuse. Also, Mings tweeted on Monday evening calling her out and asked her to stop pretending.
English football‘s club Aston Villa’s centre back tweeted: “You don’t get to stoke the fire at the beginning of the tournament by labelling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics”.
He further said then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we’re campaigning against, happens.”
The abuse was condemned by figures from the sports field, as well as by the Government, including the Home Minister.
Patel comments on Twitter on Monday morning: “I am disgusted that the England players who have given so much to the country this summer have been subjected to vile racist abuse on social media.
Mings angry at Priti Patel after Euro 2020 final incident at Wembley
It has no place in our country and I back the police to hold those responsible accountable.”
The England team have experienced boos from the fans before the start of the Euro 2020 when they played warm-up games at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.
England’s manager Gareth Southgate and United Kingdom Prime Minister Borris Johnson are requesting the supporters not to boo the anti-racism gesture.
But Patel told GB News that she does not “support people participating in that type of gesture politics.”
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