Prince William has personally taken to social media to express his outrage. Only a few times has the future king of England expressed such anger publicly. The last time was when the truth of the manipulation of his mother, Princess Diana, by the BBC came to light.
Prince William Furious With Racism
Prince William has taken to Twitter to express his fury. As the President of the Football Association and an avid football fan he felt obligated to speak up. After the England v.s. Italy Euro match, Prince William originally wrote:
"Heartbreaking. Congratulations @Azzurri on a great victory. @England, you've all come so far, but sadly this time it wasn't our day. You can all hold your heads high, and be so proud of yourselves - I know there's more to come. W."
But now that there has been targetted racial disrespect, William has changed his tune. He wrote on Twitter: "I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W."
The Football Association released a statement condemning the racial abuse players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Buyako Saka were receiving via social media. "We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible." The Football Association was also asking the "government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real life consequences."
England's Twitter also stated, "We're disgusted that some of our squad - who have given everything for the shirt this summer - have been subjected to discriminatory abuse online after tonight's game. We stand with our players."
Many fans are comparing what was mentioned in these statements as what Meghan Markle and her family have experienced from the public and the "Royal firm" since she first began dating Prince Harry. It is a true shame that it has become so bad that the Duke of Cambridge felt the need to speak up immediately.