Threat of racist abuse ‘another layer’ in deciding penalties
Sky News says Gareth Southgate has said racist abuse aimed at England players during the Euro 2020 penalty shoot-out is “another layer” of complexity when thinking about who to select for crucial spot-kicks.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka received abuse online after missing their spot kicks against Italy last summer.
Asked if black players could now fear a racist backlash when they step up for penalties, the England manager said: “We’re goosed then. We’ve got 55 years of talking about penalties and everything else.
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