• Arsenal midfielder ‘knew instantly’ the abuse he would face
  • Rashford, Sancho and Saka all targeted after Euro 2020 final

Bukayo Saka has admitted that he “knew instantly” that he would receive racially abusive messages after missing his Euro 2020 final penalty against Italy but vowed that the experience will not “break me”.

Saka’s failed spot-kick in the shootout ensured Italy won the tournament after Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sanchon also missed theirs. All three were later subjected to racist abuse on social media and the 19-year-old Arsenal forward appealed to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to introduce measures to prevent anyone else experiencing the same.


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