British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on July 12 slammed “appalling” racial abuse against England’s Euro 2020 team after they lost the ultimate to Italy on a penalty shoot-out. “This England team should be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media,” Mr. Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Those accountable for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.” Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, the three players who missed England’s penalties on July 11, were the victims of a stream of abuse on Twitter and on their Instagram accounts. They received a barrage of monkey emojis, while some England fans used racial slurs in blaming the trio for the defeat. Metropolitan Police tweeted that they were “aware of variety of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the #Euro2020 final. This abuse is completely unacceptable, it'll not be tolerated and it'll be investigated.” Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat demanded that social media companies take action. “Social media has algorithms that targets ads to you but won’t stop the racist abuse against some exemplary young men,” he tweeted. “Those who write are pathetic and need to be identified and face the general public consequences, people who publish it are cashing in on hate.” Some of the abuse also looked as if it would be directed by non-England fans, with Saka receiving racial slurs followed by a forza italia hashtag. England forward Raheem Sterling also received a stream of monkey emojis after social media users accused him of cheating to win a penalty in England’s semi final win on July 7.