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Facebook, Twitter To Tackle Racial Abuse Of England Players



England Players that missed penalty during Euro 2020

It is no longer news that England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka have suffered racist remarks since missing the decisive penalties at the just concluded Euro 2020 competition.

In reaction to the hateful content against the England players, social media giants Twitter and Facebook have vowed to tackle the continuous abuse of the dark-skinned players and consequently take down racist contents on their platforms.


Techscoops understands that pressure came on the platforms from political leaders in the United Kingdom to curb the excesses of racists activity on social media.

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“The abhorrent racist abuse directed at England players last night has absolutely no place on Twitter,” said a spokesperson for the bird app.

“In the past 24 hours, through a combination of machine learning based automation and human review, we have swiftly removed over 1 000 Tweets and permanently suspended a number of accounts for violating our rules – the vast majority of which we detected ourselves proactively using technology. ”


Facebook said earlier in a statement it had “quickly removed comments and accounts directing abuse at England’s footballers last night and we’ll continue to take action against those that break our rules”.

“No one thing will fix this challenge overnight, but we’re committed to keeping our community safe from abuse,” it said.


Racism is not new in the world of today but it has been a major issue. An unfortunate situation that see whites hate blacks and blacks hate white.

Football bodies like FIFA, UEFA, PREMIER LEAGUE have continued to find ways to sensitize players, spectators and educate them on the need to steer clear of racist commentaries and abuse.


Techscoops gather that all Twitter accounts used to pass those hateful comments at the three England players maybe suspended if found to consistently post abusive contents.

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