– Nottingham Trent University Withdraws Offer to A Student Over Racist Abuse towards England Players
The university withdrew an offer to a student following racist abuse towards England players after the Euro 2020 final.
The management of Nottingham Trent University has said the issue is not with the any of their students. But it involved an applicant to the university.
The applicant was seen in the viral video footage from a Snapchat group chat circulated on Instagram. He was heard using racist language towards Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who each missed penalties in the shootout at Wembley.
A spokesperson from Nottingham Trent University said: “This allegation does not involve an NTU student. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including racism.
“We looked into this matter immediately and as a result have withdrawn an offer to an applicant.”
Police have arrested five people for racially abusing England players online since Sunday’s defeat to Italy.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed on Wednesday the government plans to extend football banning orders for online racism, while social media companies face huge fines if they fail to remove abuse from their platforms.
Meanwhile, a group of adorable schoolchildren have sent powerful letters of thanks and encouragement to the three England players targeted by racist trolls.
The class of eight and nine-year-olds at St. Bede’s Catholic Primary in Jarrow, South Tyneside were horrified by the abuse hurled at the black players after England’s heartbreaking defeat at Wembley on Sunday.
Year four teacher Jess Romano says she discussed the racist comments with her class after her students heard about the horrendous abuse watching an episode of Newsround.
One young student praised Rashford for his work urging the Government to fund meals for the most needy children during Covid-19 lockdowns