Pietersen, a former nationwide crew captain, received caught within the chaos that broke out after England’s loss to Italy within the penalty shootout of the summit showdown at Wembley.
The cricketer joined British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Soccer Affiliation (FA) in slamming those that abused the three gamers of color after they failed to attain within the shootout.
“The stroll I took with Dylan to get our automotive residence final night time was scary completely HORRENDOUS! This behaviour in 2021?? The abuse of the gamers who gave us a lot pleasure??
“Can we truly deserve the 2030 World Cup?,” Pietersen tweeted.
The stroll I took with Dylan to get our automotive residence final night time was scary completely HORRENDOUS! This behaviour in 2021?… https://t.co/7KYAcnvYb3
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 1626080860000
Earlier within the day, the PM stated on Twitter the gamers “should be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media.”
“These accountable for this appalling abuse must be ashamed of themselves,” Johnson tweeted.
This England crew should be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media.These accountable for this… https://t.co/W0BqsKrTSD
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) 1626069734000
The FA, the nation’s apex soccer physique, additionally condemned the racial abuse of its gamers.
The FA identified that this England crew has been highlighting the problem of racism all through the event, taking the knee earlier than all their matches.
Within the shootout, England’s two objectives had been scored by captain Harry Kane and Harry Maguire.
Their subsequent three photographs had been taken by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Saka — all Black teammates.
Sancho and Saka’s photographs had been blocked by Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Rashford’s hit the upright.
Italy netted two objectives of their ultimate three photographs to win their first Euro title since 1968.
In one other tweet, Pietersen wrote, “The media within the UK might be essentially the most highly effective on the planet. It must be a duty of theirs, to implement the social media giants into verifying EVERY SINGLE PERSON that has an account.
“No robots & no faux accounts! ACCOUNTABILITY for all! It is destroying society!”
The media in UK might be essentially the most highly effective on the planet. It must be a duty of theirs, to implement the… https://t.co/RQjCURSudP
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) 1626081590000
The UK are among the many bidders to host the World Cup in 2030
Final month, Spain and Portugal made their bid to host the event, becoming a member of the UK and Eire and one other bid from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, aimed to coincide with the centenary of the primary World Cup, which was performed in Uruguay.