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Prince William Mocked For Calling Out Racism Against English Football Players

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Prince William Mocked For Calling Out Racism Against English Football Players

Prince William was one of many high-level British people to call out and slam the racist abuse directed at England players following the Euro 2020 final.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka have all been the recipients of horrific racist abuse online after they missed their spot-kicks during the penalty shootout against Italy.

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Credit: PA

The Duke of Cambridge joined England Manager Gareth Southgate and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in criticising the racists in a post on Twitter.

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"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match," he said.

"It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."

While the condemnation added some royalty to the campaign against racism, many were quick to flood the post with questions about why he didn't act in the same manner for his sister-in-law.

There's no denying Meghan Markle has faced a torrent of racist abuse ever since she was spotted with Prince Harry and the vitriol has followed her through their relationship, their wedding, their marriage, and now their growing family.

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People on Twitter were upset that she wasn't given the same amount of support during all her years while being attached to the British monarchy.

One person said: "You have the ability to condemn racism - not just in soccer - but when it's directed at your own family members. Please use that power. It would speak volumes."

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Another added: "That same statement should have been released years ago while the tabloids incessantly attacked the mother of your nephew and niece. And when they posted memes with your nephew as a monkey. A statement not only from you, but from the Royal Family as well."

A third wrote: "If W can come to the defence of football players yet not his own sister in law? Hypocrisy at its best."

Following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's interview with Opera, Prince William said the British Royal Family was definitely not racist.

He also revealed that it took many days for him to speak to his younger brother after that damning tell-all.

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The British Royal Family eventually addressed Meghan's claims that she suffered issues while living in the Palace and an urgent investigation was launched into their claims.

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Topics: Racism, UK News, News, Football, prince william, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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