Man sentenced for racist slur on England players

Man sentenced for racist slur on England players

Scott McCluskey, a man who pleaded guilty for posting racist taunts online on Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka has been sentenced.

McCluskey shared a vile status on Facebook after the England trio missed their penalties in the Euro 2020 final loss at the hands of Italy in July 20221.

The man has been given a 14-week jail sentence and has been directed to wear an electronic tag for 40 weeks.

“The reality is these posts were sadly widespread and attracted national condemnation, rightly. They were grossly offensive. It’s something which is revolting – nobody should abuse anybody for the color of their skin.

“To do so against three young men, clearly doing their very best for their country, is frankly sickening,” District judge Nicholas Sanders said via the Warrington Guardian.

Although there was lots of racial abuse on social media in relation to the final – either sent directly to the players in question or in the comment section of Instagram posts – McCluskey is the first person in the UK to be convicted in relation to online abuse after the shootout.

The man must complete 30 days of rehabilitation and wear an electronic tag on Saturdays from 9 am to midnight and Sundays from 12 pm to midnight for 40 weeks.

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