The penalty goal scorers Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were racially insulted on social media after losing the European Championship final against Italy. With this incident, we see anew how little intact our society is in terms of overcoming racism in 2021 - and how wafer-thin the inhibition thresholds are.
Three failed goal kicks by great footballers is enough and racist insults and actions take over. My solidarity goes out to England internationals Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford, and all others who have been targeted by unfounded hatred.
I call on European football associations and politicians to be consistent and consistent in their commitment to anti-racism.
Furthermore, I call for the creation of a legal framework that ensures that hate speech can also be punished on the internet.
MEP Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana