LEYTON ORIENT have banned a fan for racially abusing England players online after the penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy.
Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford have been subjected to abuse from vile trolls after each missing a spot-kick.
The FA has issued a statement to condemn the abusers but Orient have gone one step further by issuing a three-year ban to one individual.
Orient explained they were made aware of the person’s comments on Twitter late on Sunday before quickly deciding to ban them.
The club re-asserted their zero-tolerance approach to racial abuse and discrimination while declaring how proud they are of the club’s diverse history.
It is a history that includes club icon Laurie Cunningham, the first black player to represent an England national team.
However, Orient did decide to refund the supporter’s season ticket for the upcoming season.
But the League Two side have acted following the words of condemnation from Gareth Southgate, Prince William and Boris Johnson.
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Southgate told a news conference this morning: “It’s just not what we stand for.
“We have been a beacon of light in bringing people together in people being able to relate to the national team, and the national team stands for everybody, and so that togetherness has to continue.
“We have shown the power our country has when it does come together and has that energy and positivity together.”
Prince William expressed his sickening feeling at the disgusting trolls while Boris said the England team should be held up as heroes.
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