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The Premier League stands to prevent those involved in racism from entering, by a decision from Johnson


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that fans who racially abuse football players online will be banned from stadiums under new rules, a move endorsed by the Premier League.

The Premier League has warned that 80% of the abuse reported to its monitoring unit came from outside the UK - but said racists could still be prosecuted.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said football ban orders - which can ban offenders for up to 10 years - would be changed to include online racism, to keep people convicted of online abuses out of matches.


Announcing the change, Johnson said: "I was appalled by the abuse directed at a number of our footballers in the aftermath of Sunday's game. More needs to be done to prevent people from being bullied online."


Johnson's spokesman said there would be consultations about the change to the banning orders, adding: "We will want to introduce them as quickly as possible." A British government source said the change required preliminary legislation.


It comes on the heels of racist abuse directed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka - three players who missed penalty shootouts in England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy.


In data released on Wednesday, the Premier League said its online monitoring system indicated that 80% of abusive comments against players in the 20/21 season came from abroad, but said trolls could still be pursued, citing the case of a man in Singapore who... Already convicted.


Referring to a quote ahead of Euro 2020 by Priti Patel, the home secretary, the Labor leader asked: "Does the Prime Minister think it is wrong to criticize the England team's decision to resist racism?"


"I've made it very clear that no one should be making fun of England," Johnson replied.

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