England’s Tyrone Mings attacks Patel over racism response
BBC News England footballer Tyrone Mings has accused the home secretary of pretending to be disgusted by racist abuse after she previously described taking the knee as “gesture politics”.
You don’t get to stoke the fire at the beginning of the tournament by labelling our anti-racism message as ‘Gesture Politics’ & then pretend to be disgusted when the very thing we’re campaigning against, happens. https://t.co/fdTKHsxTB2
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) July 12, 2021
Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were targeted after they missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final.
Priti Patel said she was “disgusted” by the online abuse directed at the trio.
Mings said she had “stoked the fire” by refusing to criticise fans who booed the England team for taking the knee.
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