Gary Neville calls Boris Johnson a “liar” as the Prime Minister confronts questions in the wake of a racist incident.
After Prime Minister Boris Johnson answered concerns about racism in the UK today, Gary Neville launched a scathing one-word attack on him.
The Prime Minister was questioned at a press conference today if he and his ministers had fostered division in the country over their opinions on football players taking the knee. “For many people, your own record contradicts your image as a unifying Prime Minister,” Sky News’ Beth Rigby addressed the Prime Minister today. “What are you going to do to rectify that?” she added.
In response, the Prime Minister denied that he had fostered discord in the United Kingdom.
Gary Neville remarked on social media, “Liar.”
The Prime Minister was questioned about his opinion on fans who booed England players for kneeling during his press conference in Coventry today.
The Prime Minister stated that individuals who booed the players were always wrong.
He also recognized that eradicating racism in the UK still has a long way to go.
When England players took a knee against Romania last month, certain elements of the audience in Middlesbrough booed them.
When asked for comment, his spokesman stated that Mr. Johnson supports the rights of individuals who wish to peacefully protest.
“On taking the knee in particular, the Prime Minister is more focused on action than gestures,” they continued.
“With things like the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities, we’ve taken action, and that’s what he’s focused on delivering.”
Three England players were racially attacked on social media during the Euro 2020 final.
Following England’s loss to Italy on Sunday night, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho all suffered vicious social media comments.
Following the abuse directed at the three players, the government has stated that it will take more steps to compel social media platforms to remove hate and racist content from their sites.
The Prime Minister met with representatives from the world’s largest social media companies to persuade them to do more to combat online abuse.
If social media companies do not respond quickly enough to delete comments, Ofcom will be in charge of enforcement and might levy fines of up to £18 million or 10% of annual global turnover under the Online Harms Bill.
Following a 12-week consultation, changes to football banning orders, which were enacted in 1989 to prevent repeat offenders, will be implemented. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”