FA calls on the government to help combat latest racism incidents

FA calls for swift Government action following latest racism incidents.

FA statement condemned the online racism footballers are facing from “keyboard warriors”.

The Football Association has called on the Government to act quickly in the fight against racism after Axel Tuanzebe and Lauren James were targeted on social media.

In a strong 127-word statement, the governing body offered its support to the Manchester United players after another weekend overshadowed by footballers suffering racist abuse.

FA announcement on Twitter

Another weekend where players are facing discriminatory abuse.

Tuanzebe was again the subject of racism, having also been on the receiving end last month, after he gave away the free-kick which led to Everton securing a last-gasp draw at Old Trafford on Saturday.

An FA statement read: “It has been yet another weekend where players are facing discriminatory abuse and having to deal with anonymous keyboard warriors who hide in a world of impunity. At The FA, we believe that enough is enough.

“We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real-life consequences.

Many sport icons and celebrities took to Twitter and other social media platforms to support Axel and Lauren.

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