FA to offer Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford option to pursue criminal action over racial abuse

The Football Association will offer Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, and Marcus Rashford the option of pursuing criminal action against those who targeted them with sickening racial abuse following Sunday’s Euros final defeat.

The England trio missed penalty shootout against Italy at Wembley on Sunday, triggering disgusting social media messages from online trolls.

According to Mail Online, FA is set to hold talks about how the latest instance of racial abuse and the shameful crowd who stormed Wembley.

English football’s governing body will individually speak to Saka, Sancho, and Rashford to discuss the next course of action.

The players will be asked how they want to proceed, with the possibility of criminal proceedings against the users, provided the accounts are traceable, an option.

The FA will fully back any decision to prosecute if the players decide they are willing to go through the process, though historically footballers have shown a reluctance to do so.

The organisation has already been in touch with the relevant social media companies in a bid to ascertain whether the accounts in question are traceable.

The FA are also trying to discover whether the abuse originated from accounts that are based in the United Kingdom or overseas.