• August 4, 2021

Exclusive: American actor Jason Sudeikis shows support for Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka at Ted Lasso season 2 premiere after England stars suffer racial abuse

 Exclusive: American actor Jason Sudeikis shows support for Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka at Ted Lasso season 2 premiere after England stars suffer racial abuse


Jason Sudeikis showed his support for Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka at the Ted Lasso season 2 premiere.

The England stars were racially abused for missing penalties in a shootout defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley last weekend.

Arsenal’s Saka missed the decisive penalty to give Italy Euro 2020 glory

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Arsenal’s Saka missed the decisive penalty to give Italy Euro 2020 glory

A mural of Rashford in Withington, Manchester was also defaced with profanities before being repaired by a street artist.

The trio have responded to the racial abuse with Sancho saying ‘it’s nothing new’, Saka insisting ‘love always win’ and Rashford revealing he was on the ‘verge of tears’ after the public covered up hateful messages on his mural with positive ones.

There has been an outpouring of support for all three men and it is spreading across the globe.

American actor Sudeikis wore a ‘Jadon&Marcus&Bukayo’ sweatshirt on the red carpet in West Hollywood on Thursday evening.

Sudeikis showed his class by supporting the England stars

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Sudeikis showed his class by supporting the England stars

Sudeikis’ public support came at the season 2 premiere of Ted Lasso, a fictional comedy series about an American coach managing Premier League club AFC Richmond, some of which is filmed around Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium.

Earlier this week, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to ban individuals from football matches if they racially abuse players on social media.

He said: “I want to thank each and every one of them for what they did, their incredible campaign they ran in the Euro 2020 championships, and they do represent the very best of our country.

The Rashford mural was repaired after it had been defaced

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The Rashford mural was repaired after it had been defaced

“I repeat that I utterly condemn and abhor the racist outpourings that we saw on Sunday night.

“So what we’re doing today is taking practical steps to ensure that the football banning order regime is changed.

“If you are guilty of racist abuse online of footballers, then you will not be going to the match, no ifs, no buts, no exemptions and no excuses.”





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