Police unit set up to investigate racist abuse of England players

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Police officers have briefed England’s players on the threat of online racism during Euro 2024, reassuring them they will “take seriously” any abuse during the tournament.

Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were targeted after missing penalties in the team’s defeat at Wembley in the final of the last championship in 2021.

But the national lead for football policing in England and Wales says it has now become easier to prosecute offenders because social media companies have become more co-operative.

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