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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives an update on relaxing restrictions imposed on the country during the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic at a virtual press conference inside the Downing Street Briefing Room in central London on July 12, 2021. – Britain’s government confirmed Monday it will press ahead with “Freedom Day” next week by lifting most pandemic curbs in England, but urged caution as experts warned that politicians were moving too fast. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / POOL / AFP)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government Tuesday denied charges of hypocrisy over racism in football as he readied to meet social media executives following a deluge of abuse against England players.

In an emotional statement, striker Marcus Rashford said he will “never apologise for who I am”, after he was one of three black players targeted by racists online over the side’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on Sunday.

Rashford’s England team-mate Tyrone Mings…

Source: Guardian Newspaper