Lions Lock Itoje Condemns Racial Abuse Of England Soccer Players

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CAPE City, July 12 (Reuters) - British and Irish Lions lock Maro Itoje has slammed the "appalling" racist abuse meted out to the trio of Black England soccer players who missed penalties in the ultimate of the European Championship on Sunday. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their kicks within the shoot-out as Italy received 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Wembley, leaving England´s 55-year await a major trophy on-going. Twitter said it had eliminated more than 1,000 tweets and completely suspended plenty of accounts following the "abhorrent" racist abuse directed at the England players. Itoje instructed reporters in Cape Town on Monday. And that is a considerable amount of the reason why so much talk is finished about racism in sport as a result of these incidences occur on a semi-regular basis, which isn't what anyone wants to see. It´s not what anyone wants to listen to. Arsenal fan Itoje stated he felt notably sorry for teenager Saka, who was left in tears on the pitch following his miss and has since been a goal for abuse. When he missed the penalty, and that i saw his reaction after, I just felt so sad for him. He´s a younger man. He´s 19 years previous. He´s going to play for England for many years to come back. Itoje is within the Lions facet that may play South Africa 'A' in Cape Town on Wednesday.