Johnson and Patel accused of hypocrisy over racist abuse of England footballers

PM and home secretary criticised despite condemning racism aimed at players after match

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have been accused of hypocrisy over their stance on racism in football after they condemned the abuse of three black England players, having previously refused to criticise fans who booed the team for taking the knee.

Both the prime minister and home secretary said they were appalled by social media abuse of Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, who missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday night.

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