Leyton Orient issue three-year ban to fan following racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 Final

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Leyton Orient have banned a supporter for three years following the racist abuse directed at England players after Sunday’s Euro 2020 Final.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka was targeted online after missing penalties in the shootout defeat against Italy at Wembley. 

Orient have confirmed the actions of a supporter on Twitter were reported to the club and they have taken the swift action of issuing the fan with a three-year banning order.

An Orient statement said: “The club has today issued a three-year banning order to a supporter, following reports of racist abuse following last night’s Euro 2020 Final.

“The supporter in question’s actions on Twitter were alerted to the club late last night, and action has been taken swiftly to issue a banning order.  

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“As the club has repeatedly made clear, we take a zero-tolerance approach to any racist abuse or discrimination.  

“Further to the banning order, the supporter will be fully refunded the purchase for their season card for the 2021-22 season.  

“The club is extremely proud of its diverse history, and continues to work with local authorities and governing bodies to enact change.”

The FA, England manager Gareth Southgate, Arsenal and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have all condemned the racist abuse of Rashford, Sancho and Saka.

Southgate said the abuse was "unforgivable" and "not what we stand for”.

The Metropolitan Police is investigating.

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