Katie Price and Theo Walcott join 810,000 fans in petition calling to ban racists for life from football

KATIE Price has joined 810,000 fans and celebs in signing a petition calling on vile racists to be banned for life from football.

The online campaign was started after Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were targeted following the Three Lions' heartbreaking loss.

A string of sports personalities and celebs are among those sharing the petition, which has received more than 810,000 signatures since it was started yesterday.

Ex-England star Theo Walcott, model Katie Price and actors Russell Tovey and Will Poulton are among the famous names sharing the campaign.

Rugby legend and England World Cup winner Phil Vickery and comic Eddie Izzard have also urged people to support it.

The petition, titled "Ban racists for life from all football matches in England",was created by anti-racism campaigner Shaista Aziz and her friends.


It reads: "As multi-racial football fans, we finally feel represented by this anti-racist and inclusive England team.

"We could not be more proud or inspired by our magnificent team and by their talent, bravery, leadership and love for all.

"Gareth Southgate's England team plays for ALL of us. Their vision is an inclusive vision and this matters more than EVER – it's why we feel proud of this team and why they're so cherished and loved by many of us.

"There should be no room for racists and bigotry in football or society."

The Three Lions aces were hit with sick racist abuse after England's penalty heartache against Italy.

Moronic trolls left vile messages and sent monkey emojis to the young players.

Twitter said it removed over 1,000 posts within the past 24 hours.


The racists have since been slammed by Prince William, Boris Johnson and England players after causing global outrage.

Harry Kane also aimed a message at so-called fans behind the abuse, saying: "We don't want you."

And the PM used a national address on Covid to tell those responsible to "crawl back under the rock from which you emerged".

Rashford has also spoken out and said he was on the "verge of tears" after supporters covered his vandalised memorial with tributes.

The England hero shared a letter written by a nine-year-old fan, who said he would "always be proud" of the Utd striker.

Rashford said: "I can take critique of my performance all day long, my penalty wasn't good enough, it should have gone in.

"But I will never apologise for who I am and where I came from.

"I've felt no prouder moment than wearing these three lions on my chest and seeing my family cheer me in a crowd of tens of thousands.

"The messages I've received today have been positively overwhelming and seeing the response in Withington had me on the verge of tears."

He added: "I'm Marcus Rashford, 23 year old, black man from Withington and Wythenshawe, South Manchester.

"If I have nothing else I have that."

ITV, who aired the final on Sunday, said they "stand with England" as they released a poignant picture of players taking the knee.

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