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The Daily Bee: Football’s Ugly Face, Once Again

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Racism continues to be an issue in football and society

Italy v England - UEFA Euro 2020: Final Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

Good Morning Fear The Wall,

I’m still processing everything that happened on Sunday, but I’d like to extend my congratulations to any Italian fans that are reading. They were deserved winners. While I’m upset about the result, I’m still incredibly proud of England’s performance, and how the lads wearing the shirt represented the country.

Unfortunately, there are some folks that don’t feel the same way. It comes as no surprise that there were plenty of idiots (in England and all over the globe) that were eagerly waiting for this team to slip, so that they could put them back in their place. There’s been plenty of vile comments throughout the tournament, but things were taken to another level after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka missed their penalties to give Italy the victory. Jude Bellingham summed things up nicely.

I’m proud of everything this team has done, and I’m really not interested in trying to find someone to blame. We lost in the final, in a penalty shootout, to a team that has been tremendous all tournament long. Rashford, Sancho, and Saka don’t have anything to be ashamed of, and neither does anyone on that team. Abuse is never necessary, least of all the vile racist abuse that these three have received. I echo Gary Neville’s thoughts.

Delaney Tempted by the Premier League

Another player that had a tremendous Euros was Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Delaney, who put in some excellent performances for Denmark, on their way to the semi finals. Now that the tournament has come to a close, there is more and more talk about what the midfielder’s future holds. There has already been rumors linking him to Southampton and Wolfsburg, but it seems like there is plenty of interest in Delaney’s services. He is apparently eyeing a move to the Premier League.

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Where will Thomas Delaney be plying his trade next season?