Jadon Sancho insisted that “hate will never win” after reflecting on the Euro 2020 final and the racial abuse he received. Sancho along with Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were abused racially online after they missed their penalties in the shootout. England could not end their 55-year wait for an international trophy against Italy.
“I’m not going pretend that I didn’t see the racial abuse that I and my brothers Marcus and Bukayo received after the game, but sadly it’s nothing new. As a society, we need to do better, and hold these people accountable.” Jadon Sancho posted on Instagram after the Euro 2020 final. “Hate will never win. To all the young people who have received similar abuse, hold your heads up high and keep chasing the dream. I am proud of this England team and how we have united the whole nation in what has been a difficult 18 months for so many people. Much as we wanted to win the tournament, we will build and learn from this experience going forward.”
Sancho is expected to join manchester united in one of the longest transfer sagas in recent times. He admitted that he was confident before taking the penalty but the disappointment of missing the penalty will take a long time to heal.
“I’ve had a couple of days to reflect on Sunday’s final and still feel a mix of emotions. I would like to say sorry to all my teammates, coaching staff, and most of all the fans who I let down. This is by far the worst feeling I’ve felt in a long time.” he added. “It’s hard to even put into words the real feeling, but there were so many positives to take away from this tournament though the defeat will hurt for a long time. My first thought before going into any football match is always.”