Compiled by Inaara Merani The Three Hijabis Huda, Amna and Shaista. ‘We were on a mission to hug each other, laugh together and watch the England game.’ Photograph: Shaista Aziz/ Around two weeks ago, the men’s Euro Cup ended with Italy beating England at Wembley Stadium in London in a penalty shootout. Three young Black football players on the England side—Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka—were subjected to horrific racist abuse after they missed their penalties. The missed penalties were just another opportunity that racists took to attack and abuse Black players, reinforcing the false notion that football is a white man’s sport.
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