After racist tweets towards England footballers during the Euro 2020 final, comedians’ concerts were canceled.
After multiple racist jokes were posted on his Twitter during the Euro 2020 final, a COMEDIAN’S tour dates were canceled, and his agent dropped him.
Following multiple racist remarks posted on his social media account during England’s game versus Italy on Sunday, comedian Andrew Lawrence, 41, has had several concerts from his planned tour canceled, with several venues refusing to accommodate him.
After Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho failed to score in the penalty shootout, a number of jokes were made on his now-deleted Twitter profile.
“All I’m saying is, the white guys won,” one tweet read.
“Equality, diversity, and s*** penalties,” said another.
“I can see how this has angered a lot of people, and I apologize that black guys are horrible at penalties,” said a third.
The posts sparked outrage, and representatives for the venues where Andrew was scheduled to appear soon verified that his planned gigs had been canceled.
“Following recent tweets from Andrew Lawrence’s account, we have stopped selling tickets for his show and withdrawn it from our website,” Worcester Live tweeted. Worcester Live opposes all forms of hate speech, and we are currently in contact with Andrew’s representation. We’ll get back to you as soon as we have an answer.”
Andrew Lawrence is no longer represented with RBM.
On Twitter, Richard Bucknall Management reported that the comic had been pulled from the company’s roster. “RBM no longer represents Andrew Lawrence,” the tweet simply stated.