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Prince William Calls Out Racism & Hate Directed at Black Footballers In Rare Social Media Statement

Prince William Calls Out Racism & Hate Directed at Black Footballers In Rare Social Media Statement

Prince William has made a rare statement regarding the racist comments he’s been seeing about the Black football stars in England.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is the current President of FA, called out the comments in a handful of tweets on Kensington Royal’s Twitter account.

“Racist abuse — whether on the pitch, in the stands, or on social media — is despicable and it must stop now,” William wrote. “We all have a responsibility to create an environment where such abuse is not tolerated, and those who choose to spread hate and division are held accountable for their actions.”

He continued, “That responsibility extends to the platforms where so much of this activity now takes place.”

“I commend all those players, supporters, clubs and organisations who continue to call out and condemn this abuse in the strongest terms. W”

Marcus Rashford, Axel Tuanzebe, Anthony Martial, Romaine Sawyers, and Reece James were just some of the footballers targeted by online hate.

William‘s wife, Kate Middleton, also made a rare statement late last month for another issue close to the Cambridges’ hearts.

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