Bukayo Saka with Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta throughout his first coaching session of the season.© Instagram
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka has been offered with hundreds of letters of help after he was racially abused following his penalty miss in England’s Euro 2020 closing defeat in opposition to Italy. Saka endured vile taunts on social media after lacking the decisive penalty within the shoot-out at Wembley. His England team-mates Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have been additionally abused following their spot-kick misses within the closing. The 19-year-old mentioned he anticipated a harsh response from some followers after his miss ended England’s hopes of a primary main trophy since 1966.
But on returning to Arsenal’s London Colney coaching floor this week, Saka was given a show wall lined in hundreds of supportive letters, playing cards and presents despatched to the membership.
In footage of the second posted to Twitter, Saka mentioned: “I’m speechless. How do I even say thank you for all of this?
“Can I simply decide all of it up and take it residence?”
Saka picked up a teddy bear from the collection and said he would take it to his home.
Reading a message from one well-wisher, the young midfielder laughed and said they had invited him to play football in the park and “let him win”.
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