Open Letter From UK Ad Leaders Calls on Social Media Platforms to Stamp Out Hate Speech

Brands and agencies across England come together in support of soccer players Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho

Following England’s loss to Italy on penalties on Sunday during the final of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships, the three England players who missed their kicks—Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho—were met with an onslaught of racist abuse on social media, leading to government condemnation and arrests. In response, the country’s advertising leaders have come together in an open letter to call on the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat to enforce stronger rules when it comes to how they police such messages.