Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley has called for racist social media trolls sending abuse to England players should be “locked away”.
The presenter, 65, appeared on the ITV breakfast programme alongside Susanna Reid on a Monday morning following the end of the UEFA Euros 2020 which saw England lose the final to Italy following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.
As the Monday instalment opened, Richard noted the mood after England’s loss: “D’oh!”
Richard and Susanna then discussed the disgusting racist abuse on social media against Black footballers Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho.
Richard stated: “I do think personally, we’ve had enough of this racism. It’s not enough to too call this disgusting.”
He continued: “We have to track these people down and it’s possible through IP addresses.
“We need to spend some money and some time and some officers to get these guys and to, bring them to court and to lock them away because it is not representative of this country.
“It is a disgusting distortion of what this country now is today. Didn’t use to be, but now we are a properly diverse, wonderful country to live in.
“These people that are sending these messages are breaking the law, they’re breaking a profound moral code and they need to be dragged by the scruff of the neck into the dock.”