Drew McIntyre slams Euro 2020 racist abuse aimed towards England players


Scottish WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre tweets against racist abuse aimed towards England footballer Marcus Rashford and others.  

WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre on Monday condemned the racist abuse of three Black players on social media after England’s loss in the 2021 Euro final.

In spite of being born and brought up in Scotland, McIntyre extended his support towards Saka, Sancho, and Rashford. He called out the racist abuse as ‘disgusting’ and ‘has no part in any society’.

Drew McIntyre slams Euro 2020 racist abuse aimed towards England players 3

McIntyre, who made his WWE debut in 2001, joined British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Football Association (FA) in slamming those who abused the three black players after they failed to score in the penalty shootout of the 2021 Euro Finals.

“You win together. You lose together. That’s sport. The racist abuse aimed at Saka, Sancho, and Rashford is disgusting and has no part in any society.” McIntyre tweeted.

The Finals of Euro 2021 was held at Wembley Stadium, London, UK between England and Italy on Monday. England managed to qualify for the first major tournament final since 1966 and expectations were sky-high.

Penalty blues for Marcus Rashford and company

The match went on to a penalty shootout where Sancho and Saka’s shots were blocked by the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Rashford’s shot hit the bar post. England’s two penalties were scored by captain Harry Kane and Harry Maguire. Italy won the match 3-2 in the shootout and brought home the Euro Cup after 53 years.

Marcus Rashford (Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford is a forward for Manchester United and England (Getty Images)

After England’s loss, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were racially targeted on social media.

The English national team’s Twitter account tweeted its support for the players on Monday.

“We’re disgusted that some of our squad – who have given everything for the shirt this summer – have been subjected to discriminatory abuse online after tonight’s game. We stand with our players.”

Marcus Rashford also put out a tweet thanking everybody for the support and the kind messages. He promised that he and his team will come back stronger.

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