Prince William condemns racism against Soccer Players; Twitter fires back at him over Meghan Markle

Even though he had the best intentions, Prince William's message backfired on Twitter after several followers pointed out how he wasn't as strong over racism towards Meghan Markle

By Show News Today

- July 12 , 2021 - 17:15 hs

Prince William should have known better. The Twitter community is merciless, you know that! So, you'd probably have thought twice before jumping in to make an statement there. What's more, what kind of an statement. Everything was going fine, until another involuntary crisis emerged somehow linking something the royal family said and Meghan Markle.

The royal member stepped up and sent a public condemnation about something that brought uproar to England after losing the final match for the Euro Cup to Italy. The soccer game ultimately came down to penalty kicks, in which three English players missed their shots. Curiously enough, those players happened to be black: Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. The sad thing is that all of these players had to face a series of abusive and racist ranting because of this.

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From a series of murals being vandalized, to several comments made in social media directed towards the Englands's footballes, the final match was one surrounded with violence. In fact, according to some reports, the police forces made around 50 arrests as part of its operation for the Euro finals. In fact, the uptick in racism was ultimate condemned by several leaders, such as Prime Minister Boris Johnson, England's Football Association itself, as well as Prince William. The future king went on to write on Twitter, from the official Kensington Royal account: “I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour. It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W”

Certainly, this was a very important message from one of the country's leaders. However, the aforementioned statement raised some eyebrows among the online community, and several users from the online community decided to make their point and even voiced out why Prince Harry's brother didn't have the same public opinion when his sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, was facing similar abuse.

In fact, various followers made some ironic remarks about his ability to actually speak out about racist abuse. Others, pointed out how they were surprised to find out how he recognized it on the pitch, but not in his own family. “If only Meghan played football,” another followers wrote. In short, they all agreed that all these commendable actions and comment should always begin at home.

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Back in March, Meghan Markle and husband Prince Harry had a very intimate sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. In the conversation, Markle revealed her struggle with racism back in the U.K. from the royal family. According to her, there were comments directed to the couple in regard of her newborn, asking in the most subtle way what color their kid was going to be when born.

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