The prime minister has said those who sent racist abuse to players after the Euro 2020 final last night should ‘crawl back under the rock from which you emerged’.
He told a press conference: ‘This morning was sad and rueful, but also filled with pride and hope, and with thanks to Gareth Southgate and the whole England squad for the best campaign by any England team in any tournament that I can remember.
‘They made history, they lifted our spirits, they brought joy to this country and I know that they will continue to do so.
‘And to those who have been directing racist abuse at some of the players, I say: Shame on you, and I hope you will crawl back under the rock from which you emerged.
‘Because this entire team played like heroes and I’m sure that this is just the beginning of their achievements ,and I say bring on Qatar next year and let’s also dare to start to hope that together with Ireland, the UK can host the World Cup in 2030.’