The online racial abuse of some England players following Sunday’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy has been described by the team’s manager Gareth Southgate as “unforgivable” and “just not what we stand for.”
That was an act that caused anger among sections of the England fanbase, with some supporters choosing to boo as the players knelt.
‘Social media companies must take immediate action’
“In the past 24 hours, through a combination of machine learning based automation and human review, we have swiftly removed over 1000 Tweets and permanently suspended a number of accounts for violating our rules — the vast majority of which we detected ourselves proactively using technology.
We will continue to take action when we identify any Tweets or accounts that violate our policies.