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After EM, racist tweets were mainly from Great Britain – the UK

Marcus Rashford is a victim of racial slurs. © APA / afp / Frank Augustine

Most of the racist insults on Twitter against English footballers came from Great Britain after the European Championship.

This is evident from the SMS service report released on Tuesday. Due to the international nature of Euro 2020, Twitter reported that tweets came from all over the world. However, it is important to recognize that the United Kingdom was the country that received the worst records “so far”, which were removed in the final evening and the following days.

On the evening of the final match on July 11 and in the 24 hours thereafter, 1,622 tweets will be automatically identified and deleted, the social media company said. 99 percent of users whose accounts were disabled due to such insults were clearly identifiable. According to Twitter, the ID verification required for some is unlikely to have prevented racism.

11 arrested

Last week the UK Football Police (UKFPU) announced the arrest of 11 people who had made racist remarks against pro-England Pugo Saga, Jadan Sancho and Marcus Rashford. 600 references were obtained for insults against the trio and 207 were classified as criminals. The UKFPU report did not find that the racist comments were mainly from Great Britain. Accordingly, 123 were from abroad and 34 were from the United Kingdom.