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UK government embroiled in England FC racism scandal

Robert Carter

Press TV, London

In the UK, No.10 has become the center of a racism controversy which has sharply escalated following England's crushing defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 Football competition.

It all started after Home Secretary Priti Patel condemned England players for kneeling in solidarity with BLM movement, in the early stages of the competition.

And as fans booed the players gesture, the PM, who has been accused of holding racist views himself, refused to condemn fans behaviour. But now following England’s defeat and intense racist abuse black players have received from fans online Johnson and Patel have tried to hop aboard the anti-racism bandwagon.

Embarrassingly, this week the FA refused to attend an honorary event for England at No.10 over this issue, while several notable football personalities having publicly condemned the government for “stoking the fire” of racism in the UK but can this fire ever be extinguished is the question most difficult to answer.


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