UK's Prince William "sickened" by the racist abuse of England players

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Final - Italy v England - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - July 11, 2021 Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge before the match Pool via REUTERS/John Sibley

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William on Monday joined the chorus of condemnation of the online racial abuse of England soccer players after the team's defeat in the Euro 2020 final.

"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night’s match," William, Queen Elizabeth's grandson who is president of the English Football Association, said on Twitter.

"It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."

Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Kate Holton

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