After a number of Black English football players faced a torrent of racist abuse online following the team’s loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, part-Arab models have taken to social media to show their support for the young players.
On Tuesday, part-Palestinian model Bella Hadid re-shared a post that 23-year-old player Marcus Rashford published apologizing to his fans and teammates for having a “difficult season.”
“I felt as if I’d let everyone down. A penalty was all I’d been asked to contribute for the team,” he wrote on Instagram, referring to his missed penalty shot during the game.
“All I can say is sorry. I wish it had gone differently,” he added.
Moroccan-British model Nora Attal took to her Instagram Stories to share a post by TV personality Vas J. Morgan that called for an end to racism.
Morgan shared pictures of players Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho and said: “WE MUST END RACISM. WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU. To these three KINGS, WE SUPPORT you.”
“The racial abuse they’ve endured throughout their entire careers has magnified tremendously since last night. The comments, as seen on my next few slides are disgraceful and extremely damaging. We have to protect our players!! We have to do more,” his message added.
Morgan’s post showed some of the racist comments the players have been getting on their social media accounts.
Source: Arab News