Bukayo Saka regrets that social media platforms are not doing enough to prevent racist insults after the English striker himself was the victim of abuse of this kind following the penalty that he missed on Sunday in the final shootout of the Eurocup and that gave the title to Italy.
Previously Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho also did not convert their pitches and now, four days later, Saka, who cried when she saw the Eurocup slip away, is apologizing via Twitter to the fans for her mistake.
Saka, 19, thanks those who sent messages of support and campaigned on her behalf. “Love always wins,” he writes but at the same time promises to stand firm against the hateful messages he received on social media.
“My reaction after the game said it all, it hurt a lot and I felt like I had let all of you and my family in England down, but I can promise you this: I will not let that moment or the negativity I received this week break me”, Saka highlights in her message.
Message to social media platforms
“To the social media platforms Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, I don’t want any child or adult to have to receive the hateful and hurtful messages that I, Marcus and Jadon have received this week,” continues Saka.
“I knew instantly the kind of hate I was about to receive and it is a sad reality that their powerful platforms are not doing enough to stop these messages,” he concludes.
Five people arrested
The British police revealed today that, in the framework of the ongoing investigation, there are already five people who have been arrested for directing racist insults through social networks to Saka, Rashford and Sancho since Sunday.