British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (July 14) announced his intention to withdraw from the arena supporters who used racist slander against soldiers online. The report comes after similar attacks targeted three black players on the England squad.
Following the Euro final, England lost to Italy on Sunday at Wembley, Jadan Sancho, Bukayo Saga and Marcus Rashford. Targeted by racist attacks on social media. These behaviors were unanimously condemned by the government and sports officials.
“I strongly condemn the racist outburst we witnessed on Sunday evening.”Boris Johnson told lawmakers. “So, what we are doing today is taking practical steps to ensure the banning regime [de stade] Has been changed so that if you are guilty of racism against footballers online you can not add it to the match. No, there are no exceptions, no excuses. ”, Declared the Conservative leader.
A petition with more than a million signatures
The ban was enacted in 1989 to prevent unrest caused by English thugs during matches. Boris Johnson’s government was pressured to act after a call from the main opposition Labor Party to extend the ban on online racism. Internet petition The lifetime ban has already garnered more than a million signatures.
Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saga and Marcus Rashford, who entered the final of Sunday’s match at Wembley Stadium in London, missed their penalties. Those failed shots sealed England’s defeat to Italy, shattering the dream of an entire country in the hope of winning a second big title, fifty-five years after winning the World Cup in 1966.
Changing the stadium ban rule “Complex”, Secretary of State Victoria Atkins in the Home Office of the House of Commons explained that some of the abusers were abroad. “We really want to work with football clubs and others. We want these orders to be there.”, He added.
The government itself has been accused of hypocrisy, including Labor, for refusing to reprimand supporters when supporters of the Three Lions kneel to condemn racism. Tyrone Mings, a member of the team of three footballers, has also accused Home Minister Prithi Patel of having “Stirred the fire”. Boris Johnson defended himself: “We are very clear that no one should encourage the England team.”.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister received representatives of social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Dictoc, Snapshot and Instagram in Downing Street. The ruler told them to stay “It is very clear that we are not going to legislate to answer this question.”, Refers to the new bill on online security. “If they do not remove hate and racism from their sites, they are fined up to 10% of global revenue.”, He hammer.
Greater Manchester Police The arrest of the 37-year-old was announced Wednesday, For posting racist comments on social media after Sunday’s final. He surrendered himself to the police.