Among other riveting race incidents making for today’s political football news, an England fan was charged over his racist post. Following the Euro 2020 final, a fan is facing charges for a racist social media post that he shared online.
And English fan by the name of Scott McCluskey, 43, of Runcorn, will appear in Warrington Magistrates’ Court next month.
Authorities have charged him with using a public communication network to send an offensive/abusive message, one that was racially motivated.
Cheshire Police said the charge stemmed from a Facebook message posted on Monday, July 12 by the football fan.
McCluskey posted a racist message the day after England lost Euro 2020. They lost out on a penalty shootout to Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.
Police have not provided any information about the wordings he used or who his message allegedly targeted.
Political Football News – An England Fan Was Charged over His Racist Post
But, nevertheless, Scott McCluskey of Blyth Close is scheduled to appear in court on September 8 according to Daily Mail.
Besides McCluskey, several fans posted racist comments, which surfaced on social media, following England’s 3-2 defeat in the tournament’s final.
These comments targeted players such as Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka, all three of whom missed their penalties.
Mark Roberts, Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary is the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for football policing.
And Roberts spoke out against racism directed at England team members.
“Hate crime in any form is simply not acceptable,” he said at the time.
“The racial abuse aimed at our own players following Sunday night’s game was totally abhorrent and has quite rightly shocked and appalled people across the country.
“Those in the England team have been true role models throughout the tournament, conducting themselves with professionalism and dignity.
“I’m disgusted that there are a number of individuals out there who think it’s acceptable to direct such abuse at them, or at anybody else.
“We are working very closely with social media platforms to trace those responsible for these utterly vile messages.
“I want to make it clear to anyone thinking of doing anything similar that you cannot simply hide behind a computer screen, using pseudo names to conceal your identity.
“Rest assured that we will track you down and you will face the consequences of your reprehensible actions.”