Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho were all slammed online after missing penalties in England’s penalty shootout against Italy. Still reeling from that heartbreak at Wembley Stadium, now, Saka breaks his silence after his Euro 2020 final penalty miss.
Bukayo Saka took the final and decisive penalty in the Euro 2020 shoot-out showdown against Italy.
If he scored, England would’ve tied again with the Azzuri, but if not Italy would win 3-2. Unfortunately, the result was the latter, which left the 19-year-old in tears over failing his country at this critical moment.
Just like him, Manchester United‘s Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho also missed their penalties. But we salute all three players to have taken on such pressure at such a young age in their career.
Some other football fans, however, have had more vile reactions. They subjected English youngsters Saka, Rashford, and Sancho to racial abuse on social media after Gianluigi Donnarumma saved their penalties.
Rashford and Sancho have both made statements about the situation.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta has provided insight into how Saka is feeling in this extremely sad time.
The teenager has been suffering, as one would expect, revealed Arteta. The head coach disclosed that everyone at the club has been in contact with Saka and has shown him their support.
However, so far, there was no word from the young Arsenal winger himself.
But now, Saka has broken his silence on the matter in an open, heartfelt message to all football fans.
Saka Breaks His Silence after His Euro 2020 Final Penalty Miss
Enlang striker Bukayo Saka has spoken up after receiving racial abuse on social media following his penalty miss.
“I have stayed away from social media for a few days to spend time with my family and reflect on the last few weeks,” he said on Twitter (football today).
Opening up now after England’s final failure, Saka had remained silent on Twitter since his hype post on July 8th: