England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford issues a statement following EURO 2020 final loss to Italy but he refused to condemn racist abuse on his teammates. He said he feels bad that England did not win, “It just wasn’t meant to be for us this time”, he said. Also, he refused to condemn the racial slurs attacks on the black players on the team.
England lost to Italy and racist England football fans are viciously attacking England black players on the internet. They sent threats, abuses, and racist comments but the England goalkeeper ignored that and he only spoke about his feelings and why England should have won.
“I’m absolutely gutted that we couldn’t get over the line on Sunday night. We as a team did everything we could to bring it home but unfortunately, that’s football. It just wasn’t meant to be for us this time. It’s been a pleasure to be in this camp with the lads over the last 7 weeks. I can’t thank you enough for all the support we’ve received – and although we fell short, we made memories that will last a lifetime. We will come back and do everything we can to make you all proud once again. 🏴” – Pickford Jordan.
As a leader on the team and a team player, Jordan Pickford is expected to show support and help kick racism out of football. He made a lengthy post, yet, he refused to condemn racism or show support for Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho in his recent post. These black players on the England national team were heavily abused online.
Jordan Pickford plays for Everton football club and he is the starting goalkeeper for the England national team. He had an outstanding tournament and he is one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament.