Gareth Southgate says threat of racist abuse ‘another layer’ in deciding who to pick for England 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.

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.

https://news.sky.com/story/gareth-southgate-says-threat-of-racist-abuse-another-layer-in-deciding-who-to-pick-for-england-penalties-12629146

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