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Estate agents Savills ‘investigating’ after racist tweets ‘posted by employee’

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A Savills estate agent employee faces the sack after allegedly posting vile racist tweets after England's Euro 2020 final defeat.

The now-deleted string of tweets targeted England's black players, specifically Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka who failed to score their penalties.

Disgusting posts about violent domestic abuse following the result remained on the same staff member's Twitter account on Monday morning.

Savills which has 39,000 employees in over 70 countries, has released a statement in response to the idiotic comments shared on social media by one of them.

One of the alleged tweets used the "N word", WalesOnline reports.

Another post contained a video clip of a boxers seemingly landing punches on a pal at home. The caption suggested wives of fuming football fans, would be subjected to the same swings on Sunday night.

The statement from Savills, which was released this morning and does not directly reference the racist tweets, said: "Savills is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce.

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"A full investigation will be carried out in regards to this unacceptable incident."

The online abuse has also prompted action from the Metropolitan Police which has also said it's investigating "offensive and racist" messages seen on social media.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson similarly condemned the outbursts, tweeting: "This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media.

"Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves."

The FA said in a statement it was "appalled" by the abuse of the three players whose squad had taken a knee before each match during the Euros to signal its support for ending racial inequality.

Early on Monday morning, the Football Association released a statement slamming the minority of mindless idiots who racially abused players online.

"The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of our England players on social media," the statement said.

Arsenal have also condemned racist abuse towards "leader" Bukayo Saka after England suffered a devastating loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

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