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UK police arrest 11 over racist abuse after Euros final

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Well, It's soccer..

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The UK's long history of racism is coming to the surface finally. The older generation in the UK has been especially tolerant of this kind of behavior.

The UK Football Policing Unit should be praised for taking this type of action, and making sports in the UK safer for all.

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Is it true that most of those arrested are immigrants?

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Police have arrested 11 people as they continue a hate crimes investigation into social media messages sent after the Euro 2020 final. The UK Football Policing Unit received 600 reports of racist comments sent to England's black players after the defeat and judged 207 to be criminal.

Of these, 123 were posted by people overseas, while 34 came from the UK.

The police have passed on the info to the respective police forces in other countries.

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Sports in the UK are already very safe.

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Yet more examples of the UK acknowledging racism and taking steps to root it out.

Taking the knee and wearing anti-racism motifs just isn’t enough.

Great stuff, UK

Of these, 123 were posted by people overseas, while 34 came from the UK.

34 too many but practical steps taken.

Make sure the walls close in on racism.

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The UK Football Policing Unit received 600 reports of racist comments sent to England's black players after the defeat and judged 207 to be criminal.Of these, 123 were posted by people overseas, while 34 came from the UK.

The police have passed on the info to the respective police forces in other countries.

Good work from the Football Policing Unit. Perhaps other countries with similar problems of racist abuse on social media could study their tactics.

Of these, 123 were posted by people overseas, while 34 came from the UK.

So, only 34 out of 207 posts judged criminal came from within the UK. Again, this is very positive news. As JImizo says, 34 is still 34 too many but it's a step in the right direction.

It would be interesting to know where the 123 overseas posts were made from.

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Alfie NoakesToday  10:36 pm JST

Good work from the Football Policing Unit. Perhaps other countries with similar problems of racist abuse on social media could study their tactics.

This is a problem unique to the UK.

It would be interesting to know where the 123 overseas posts were made from.

Brits living overseas.

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60,000 at the Euro final, mostly Brits. Hundreds of millions watched the game across the world. 600 people posted racial abuse.

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If the racial abuse was from Brits living overseas the police only need to wait for their return to the UK to arrest them. The police had the IP addresses of the abusers and have passed them on to respective police forces.

Racial abuse is much stronger in other countries than England, like Hungry, Germany, Russia to name a few.

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Racial abuse is much stronger in other countries than England, like Hungry, Germany, Russia to name a few.

Try Texas. I lived there. Awful racism but there are many decent people there. Hopefully, progressives can help turn this around. It’s a tough nut to crack.

Anyway, racists no matter what country are cowards. They’d collapse into hysterical meltdowns if confronted.

Trash.

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Commodore Perry

Alfie NoakesToday  

*Good work from the Football Policing Unit. Perhaps other countries with similar problems of racist abuse on social media could study their tactics**.*

This is a problem unique to the UK.

It would be interesting to know where the 123 overseas posts were made from.

Brits living overseas.

You don't like us very much, do you?

Compared to Eastern Europe and the US the levels of racist abuse, while still too high, are small in comparison. When British teams go to the likes of Russia or other former Soviet countries the black players get abuse... not something that's regular when played at home in the UK.

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Thunderbird2Today  11:03 pm JST

You don't like us very much, do you? 

I certainly do.

Compared to Eastern Europe and the US the levels of racist abuse, while still too high, are small in comparison.

Not true.

When British teams go to the likes of Russia or other former Soviet countries the black players get abuse... not something that's regular when played at home in the UK.

The Euro final wasn't held in Wembley Stadium?

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How many people watched the Euro final? In the UK alone, 31 million. About 2 billion watched across the world.

207 people posted abuse with only 34 in the UK.

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Some people need to watch/read European media instead of just watching CNN and Fox.

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zichiToday  11:43 pm JST

How many people watched the Euro final? In the UK alone, 31 million. About 2 billion watched across the world.

207 people posted abuse with only 34 in the UK.

Only 31 million? And it was played in London?

How many watched the Euro final last year?

The Super Bowl was watched by 91 million Americans this year.

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zichiToday  11:52 pm JST

Some people need to watch/read European media instead of just watching CNN and Fox.

Here is some European media. Wow--Europe, the UK---I'm glad I'm in LA.

Juventus apologise for tweet including women's player making racist gesture

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58109308

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Only 31 million? And it was played in London?

31 million out of a population of 65 million. 48%of the pop.

How many watched the Euro final last year?

You need some study of European football

The Super Bowl was watched by 91 million Americans this year.

91 million out of a population of 320 million. 28% of the pop.

How many people worldwide watched the Superbowl?

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The 31 million people in the UK watching the Euro Final were only the domestic viewers and does not include people watching in bars and pubs, sports clubs or mobile devices, or radio (yes some people prefer radio) or people watching online. Or the people who watched a replay after their work.

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The 1824 Vagrancy Act is still used in the UK, primarily against minorities; a leftover law from days of slave trading.

zichiToday  01:06 am JST

The 31 million people in the UK watching the Euro Final were only the domestic viewers and does not include people watching in bars and pubs, sports clubs or mobile devices, or radio (yes some people prefer radio) or people watching online. Or the people who watched a replay after their work.

Doesn't compare to 90 million domestic viewers in the US watching the Super Bowl.

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Some of the responsibility lies with the social network companies which need to delete accounts filled with racial hatred and abuse. They need to delete those accounts quickly. They need to pass the information to the Police Football Unit so the abusers can be tracked down and arrested.

Many are not real football fans and tarnish the game and the real supporters who account for hundreds of millions.

The racism in sports and the larger society must continue to be resolved.

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