Teenager jailed for racially abusing Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 final

A British teenager has been sentenced to six weeks in prison after racially abusing England’s Marcus Rashford on Twitter after last year’s Euro finals.

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A 19-year-old British Sentenced to 6 weeks in jail after racially abusing England’s professional footballer. The teenager named Justin Lee Price, after the European Championship 2020 final made racist abuse against Marcus Rashford on Twitter. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated that on Wednesday.

On 17th March in a hearing at Worcester Magistrates Court. The 19 years old, Justin who is from Worcester, admitted to sending a grossly offensive message previously through a public communication network.

On Wednesday Justin Lee Price was sentenced at Kidderminster Magistrates Court. The CPS stated that after the racist abuse post was got notified. Price was initially avoiding detection, by changing his Twitter account’s username. The British Teen denied the offence when he was questioned for the first time following his arrest. But later on, admitted to posting the abuse Tweet in the second police interview.

Marcus Rashford and his England squad mates Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were also targeted in July with online abuse after missing their penalties against Italy.

Mark Johnson, Senior Crown prosecutor said in a statement for CPS West Midlands that Justin Lee Price targeted a professional footballer based on the colour of his skin. And his action was racist as well as a hate crime.

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