Statement from the Leader on the racist abuse faced by England football players

Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Curran, releases statement on the racist abuse England football players faced in the Euros2020 final game.

Published: Tuesday, 13th July 2021

Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Curran

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of the Council, said: “Like communities across our Borough and across the country, I have been appalled by the racist abuse directed at England players. There is no place for racism in our society – it must stop, and all those involved should be held fully accountable. As Gareth Southgate has said, the England team has been a beacon of light in bringing people together, and that togetherness has to continue.

“As one of the most diverse places in the UK, and home to premiership Brentford, we’re very proud of our diversity and our football. We’re clear that racism has absolutely no place in football and will not be tolerated in our borough. #OneHounslow.”

 

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