Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has opened up on the racism English gamers confronted after the Euro 2020 final. The Three Lions loved an especially productive match, reaching the final of the competitors for the primary time of their historical past after defeating the likes of Germany and Denmark earlier than dealing with Italy within the final. The Azzurri ultimately defeated Gareth Southgate’s aspect on penalties, with Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all failing to convert their spot-kicks earlier than the younger trio confronted plenty of racist feedback from so-called followers. Now, Henry has spoken up on what wants to be achieved to eradicate such vile abuse from soccer in addition to revealing what he texted Arsenal star Saka after the match.
“Whatever drawback you’ve gotten in society, at occasions you will notice it additionally within the sport,” the Frenchman advised GQ. “What did I really feel? I knew it was going to occur as a result of it was the development. It is simply one thing that now, oh, let’s try this. “So when these guys miss the penalties, I used to be like, watch how they are going to get abused. And they did get abused. I felt sorry for them… it might have been me. “And it was me. And it has been me. And it has been others. And it has been prior to now. And it’s nonetheless occurring. “I do know Bukayo, so I dropped him a line to inform him that truly for me, you going to current your self to take that penalty, you’re a hero. “I did not [care] really, him scoring or not scoring. Even the braveness to go in there, to go and take the penalty at his age, for me he’s a hero.”