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Little Mix Share Powerful Statement After Racist Trolls Target England Players

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Little Mix Share Powerful Statement After Racist Trolls Target England Players

Little Mix has shared a statement on social media after racist trolls targeted Black players from the England football team following the Euros final against Italy.

The statement was posted on the official Little Mix Twitter and Instagram accounts and was signed-off by Leigh Anne.

It reads: "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."

Little Mix posted a a statement on social media (Credit: Twitter)
Little Mix posted a a statement on social media (Credit: Twitter)
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A black and white picture of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling and Bukayo Saka accompanied the tweet. The players received an onslaught of racist tweets after they missed penalties in a nail biting end to the match.

Earlier this year, Little Mix's Leigh Anne presented a documentary, Leigh-Anne: Race, Pop & Power, exposing the racism Black Britons face with a focus on the discussions surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement and racism within the music industry.

The band said they 'stand with' the Black players from the England team (Credit: Shutterstock)
The band said they 'stand with' the Black players from the England team (Credit: Shutterstock)

The band are the latest major figures to speak out against the racist abuse faced by the Black members of the England team. On Monday, Prince William said he was "sickened" by the racist abuse from England fans.

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"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match," he wrote on the official Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Twitter account. "It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.

"It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote on his official Twitter page: "This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media. Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves."

Marcus Rashford was one of the players who received racist abuse on social media after the match (Credit: PA)
Marcus Rashford was one of the players who received racist abuse on social media after the match (Credit: PA)
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The Football Association said of the racist language: "The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of the England players on social media.

"We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in supporting the team. We will do all that we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible."

Featured Image Credit: Little Mix/YouTube/RCA

Topics: UK News, News, Celebrity News

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