Prince William 'Has Been Supporting' Soccer Players Following Online Abuse, Source Says

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Source: MEGA

Jul. 19 2021, Published 10:45 a.m. ET

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After a few Black soccer players were called out online for not making penalty shots, Prince William has been a positive resource for the men.

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So much so, the 39-year-old's "focus has been on supporting the players’ and there had been ‘private conversations,'" a source told the Mail on Sunday.

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"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," William tweeted after England lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final. "It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable."

"This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media," the father-of-three continued. "Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves. W."

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Prince Charles also wrote a message after people bashed Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho.

“'Recognizing the rich diversity of cultures which make this country so special – and in many ways unique – lies at the heart of what we can be as a nation,' - The Prince of Wales, Windrush Day 2020," Charles, 72, wrote on Twitter. "Well done @England on your fantastic #Euro2020 performance! You made us proud."

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Despite Prince William being in the athlete's corner, fans were surprised that he never stuck up for his sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, who is half Black and half white.

One person wrote, "See the hypocrisy, where were you when your brother's wife was being harassed, vilified?? Where was this energy, William? You would have even kept quiet than putting out this statement, you must be even the one who questioned the baby's skin color," while another added, "Yet, you were OK with Meghan Markle being the victim of rampant racism from members of Royal Family. You can’t have it both ways."

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