England's Tyrone Mings criticises Patel over racism response
England's Tyrone Mings accuses the home secretary of "pretending" to be disgusted about racist abuse.
England footballer Tyrone Mings has accused the home secretary of pretending to be disgusted by racist abuse, after she previously described taking the knee as "gesture politics".
Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were targeted after they missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final.
Priti Patel said she was "disgusted" by the online abuse directed at the trio.
Mings said she had "stoked the fire" by refusing to criticise fans who booed the England team for taking the knee.
Ms Patel declined to comment on his tweet.
The England player and member of the Euros squad was angered by a perceived lack of action by the government when some fans booed the players taking the knee before the tournament.
The act of taking the knee has become a prominent symbol in sport and during anti-racist protests in recent years, and England players have been adopting the stance at the start of their matches.
Speaking to GB News about the England players' protest in June, Home Secretary Priti Patel said she did not support "people participating in that type of gesture politics".