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GUNNER CONDEMN RACISM

Arsenal have joined the FA in calling out the racial abuse of England’s black players following the Three Lions’ penalty shootout loss to Italy.

The club tweeted a message of support along with a picture of England starlet Bukayo Saka who is among the players targeted on social media.

In a statement, the club said: “Last night we witnessed the leadership and character we’ve always known and loved in Bukayo.

“However, this feeling of pride quickly turned to sorrow at the racist comments our young player was subjected to on his social media platforms after the final whistle.

“Once again, we are sad to have to say we condemn the racism of a number of black players.

“This cannot continue and the social media platforms and authorities must act to ensure this disgusting abuse to which our players are subjected on a daily basis stops now.

“We have processes in place internally at Arsenal to ensure our players are supported both emotionally and practically on this issue but sadly there is only so much we can do.

“Our message to Bukayo is: hold your head high, we are so very proud of you and we cannot wait to welcome you back home to Arsenal soon.”

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