Popular athlete, Usain Bolt has come out to react to the racist abuse directed at England youngsters, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho at Euro 2020. He recently revealed this to the press in a recent interview, and the world has been reacting.
According to him, as a black person who has also gone through that in the past, he absolutely feels their pain, especially with the pressure placed on them to play the penalty kicks.
Usain Bolt added that if he was in charge of the team he would not have made the youngsters take the decisive spot-kicks.
His words, “I saw that they came on in the last minute. As a coach I would not have put somebody on at that point and give a tough kick to a 19-year-old, that is a lot of pressure.”
“It’s football, you win some, you lose some and it’s tough for you to lose. I’ve gone through it with my team, but I won’t curse anybody or try to put them down when it comes to race or anything.”
“We are all going to be upset when you miss a penalty, but when it gets to race then, it’s going to be a problem.”
“It (racial abuse) was very unfair and I can’t believe this is where football is headed, I’ve loved football through my entire career, I’ve followed all these players so it’s tough to see something like that going on.”
“You can be upset at a person for missing because we are human, but if you’re going to bring race into it, then it has no place in football or just in general.”
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