England trio of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were subjected to racist abuse following their penalty miss in the final of Euro 2020.
Some ignorant supporters took to social media to racially abuse the trio after they failed to convert their kicks.
Sancho and Saka are still very young players only at the beginning of their careers, aged 21 and 19 respectively.
Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire has hailed the youngsters and admitted that he wouldn’t have been bold enough to play the penalty when he was at their age.
“When I was 19 or 20, I would have been standing there saying ‘I don’t want to take one’,” Maguire told the Sun. “There is no chance I would have been putting my hand up at their age.
He added: “These people who are being abusive would not be able to handle the pressure.
“It is the highest amount of pressure you will feel, so to do it at their age and to show such bravery should be applauded.”
“Rashford has already spoken out in an emotional statement on his Instagram page, where he apologised for his penalty but declared: “I will never apologise for who I am and where I came from.”