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Football clubs should interact with fans to educate them about racism, former France and Manchester United defender Patrice Evra said after black players on the England squad were victimized. racist abuse online after their final defeat at Euro 2020.
Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were targets of abuse after missing shots on goal in England’s 3-2 shootout loss to Italy after the game ended 1-1 after extra time.

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The abuse has drawn wide condemnation from England’s captain, manager, royalty, religious leaders and politicians, with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging social media companies to do more to tackle abuse by line that “emerged from the dark spaces of the Internet”.

“If we don’t do something, the racism will still be there because it’s been around for so many years. You know we have to change and that’s why education is really important, ”Evra told Sky Sports.

“I want these clubs to invest in education, to meet the fans, for the players to talk to the fans, maybe a group of fans and say how they feel when they are abused because of their color.

“Don’t tell me football clubs can’t do that, or FIFA or UEFA, more meetings with the fans so that they understand when they make a monkey noise when a black player gets the ball, the way it affects them. It’s really important. “

Online abuse against players led UK football authorities to briefly boycott social media platforms ahead of the Euro, while Britain is considering legislation to force tech companies to do more.

A Twitter spokesperson said last week it deleted more than 1,000 messages and permanently suspended a number of accounts, while Facebook said it also quickly deleted the abusive comments.

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