‘I don’t think all Brits are racist’ Alison Hammond clarifies post after sparking reaction
Following the Euro 2020 final, black England players were subjected to racial abuse which prompted many to defend them online. Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock shared a viral picture of players Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who had also been targeted by trolls.
She wrote: “You can live here but be quiet. You can work here but not all of you. You can speak at the table but not too loud.
“You can play for us but you can’t lose. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Black British Experience. We stand with you Kings.”
Alison Hammond shared the singer’s post writing: “My heart breaks!! The UK will never prosper when it’s core is Rotten!”
In response to her tweet, one Twitter user said she disagreed with Alison and highlighted that most British people were against racism.
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They wrote: ”I adore you Alison, but I have to disagree.
“England is not rotten at its core, a vast majority of Brits despise racists and are disgusted by there actions.(sic)
“Please do not think all white people are the same. We should be united against racism not divided x.”
Clarifying the meaning behind her message, the This Morning presenter said: “And that’s exactly what I interpreted my tweet to be.
The presenter replied: “He who feels it knows it!”
Rashford, Sancho and Saka were targeted by trolls after they bravely stepped up to take a penalty in the Euro 2020 final, but failed to score.
Following this, England lost to Italy in what was the former’s first final since the World Cup in 1966.
Speaking out after the game, manager Gareth Southgate condemned the racial abuse and clarified that he made the decisions about the penalty takers.
He said: “For some of [the players] to be abused is unforgivable. It’s just not what we stand for.
“The national team stands for everybody and so that togetherness has to continue.”
Marcus has since spoken out about his penalty, telling fans he felt as though he had let them down, as part of a lengthy post.
Despite his feelings, many flocked to his post to assure him that the nation was proud of him and his team mates’ efforts.
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