Lions Lock Itoje Condemns Racial Abuse Of England Soccer Gamers

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CAPE Town, 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 gamers who missed penalties in the final of the European Championship on Sunday. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their kicks within the shoot-out as Italy gained 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw at Wembley, leaving England´s 55-year look forward to a significant trophy on-going. Twitter mentioned it had eliminated more than 1,000 tweets and permanently suspended plenty of accounts following the "abhorrent" racist abuse directed on the England gamers. Itoje informed reporters in Cape Town on Monday. And that is a large amount of the reason why so much discuss is completed about racism in sport because these incidences occur on a semi-regular basis, which is not what anyone desires to see. It´s not what anybody needs to listen to. Arsenal fan Itoje mentioned he felt particularly sorry for teenager Saka, who was left in tears on the pitch following his miss and has since been a target for abuse. When he missed the penalty, and that i noticed his response after, I just felt so unhappy for him. He´s a younger man. He´s 19 years outdated. He´s going to play for England for many years to come. Itoje is within the Lions aspect that can play South Africa 'A' in Cape Town on Wednesday.