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Wave of online racism toward soccer stars forces U.K. government to listen – National

A plane towing a banner reading White Lives Matter Burnley flies above the stadium during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Burnley at Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, England, on June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Regan/Pool)

When the English Premier League returned to action after the first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020, it was just three weeks after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Despite being an ocean away from the racial turmoil in the United States, players of all races decided to show a unified front by…

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