Mercedes declared racism 'has no place in society' after English national team players were subjected to racist abuse following the Euro 2020 final.
The England football team played its first major final since winning the World Cup in 1966 on Sunday evening and held eventual winners Italy to a 1-1 draw before the game and tournament were decided on penalties.
Substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were three of England's five penalty takers and all three failed to hit the back of the net. The trio have all since reported receiving racist abuse online prompting Mercedes to issue its backing to those concerned.
"We stand with the FA and England. Racism and discrimination have no place in sport or our society," said Mercedes via social media.
"Over the past year we have seen the power of sport as a force for good and we will continue to work to build a more diverse and inclusive sport in the future."
We stand with the @FA and @England. Racism and discrimination have no place in sport or our society.
Over the past year we have the seen the power of sport as a force for good and we will continue to work to build a more diverse and inclusive sport in the future. https://t.co/JlsWsLteJP
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