Murals painted in support of the English trio Marcus Rashford, Jaden Sancho and Bucayo Saka were defaced in Darlington.
Earlier this week, the artwork depicting the numbers 17, 25 and 11 was portrayed as being supported by online racist abuse after these three players lost their penalty kicks in the UEFA Euro 2020 final. .
However, anti-immigration sentiment was recently written on the wall, alongside another mural celebrating Arthur Wharton, the first black professional football player in England.
A message sprayed on the mural also read “We do not support the three black lions.”
Hundreds of people condemned the graffiti on social media, and the graffiti has been deleted.
Events organized by groups Against racism Also saw Anti-racism activists gathered around the murals to oppose abuse.
The vandalism occurred after the destruction of a mural in Rashford’s 23-year-old hometown of Manchester Westington.
The National Commission of Police Chiefs revealed on Thursday that a dedicated police department is dealing with numerous reports of racist abuse of football players on social media.
So far, five people have been arrested during the investigation.
Police said the defacement of the Manchester Rashford mural was “not believed to be ethnic in nature”, but the investigation is continuing, and forensic experts are looking at the spray paint used in the attack for further clues.
No one was arrested and the police are appealing for information.
GMP said in a statement: “Although people believe that the content of the vandalism is not racial in nature, officials remain open to the motives behind the defacement of artworks.”
Superintendent Richard Timson added: “We were all shocked when we saw the destruction of the mural in Wesington on Monday morning. We stood with the rest of the community and they have since The unity against this despicable act of abuse really shows our best. The city.
“The people responsible for this know who they are. We believe that others will also suspect the identity of this criminal, so I urge anyone with such information to get in touch with us to help us quickly investigate.”
Since the mural was destroyed, the artwork has sent hundreds of supporting messages, and street artist Akse has also restored it.
At 2:50 a.m. on Monday, the Greater Manchester Police received a report that the mural was severely racially damaged and launched an investigation.
On Tuesday night, the crowd gathered for an anti-racism demonstration.
Rashford said he was “sufficient” because he thanked people for their messages of support.
A university withdrew its admission letter for a student after racially discriminating against England players after the European Cup final in 2020.
Video clips from Snapchat group chats circulated on Instagram, and some people heard people using racist language against Rashford, Sancho and Saka.
A spokesperson for Nottingham Trent University said: “This allegation does not involve NTU students. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including racism.
“We immediately investigated the matter, and as a result we withdrew the offer to the applicant.”
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