Teenager jailed for racist abuse of Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final
A teenager has been given a six-week jail sentence for racially abusing England forward Marcus Rashford on Twitter after the Euro 2020 final. Justin Lee Price, 19, was sentenced on Wednesday at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court in central England. He posted a racist message on Twitter on July 11 last year after England forward Rashford missed a penalty during England’s shootout loss against Italy in the Euro 2020 last at Wembley.
Senior prosecutor Mark Johnson said: “Price targeted a footballer based on the colour of his skin and his action was clearly racist and a hate crime.
“I hope this case sends out the message that we will not tolerate racism and offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Rashford’s England teammates Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were also targeted online after their penalty misses in the Euro 2020 final, leading to widespread calls for a clampdown on racist abuse on social media.