British police said they are hunting down soccer fans who posted racial taunts online against the three black players on England's soccer team after its loss to Italy in the European Championship game on Sunday.
The game ended regulation time with a 1-1 tie and went to penalty shots. But the three black players were unable to score for England and Italy won the shootout 3-2.
Some fans took to social media to assail the players — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka — with racist epithets. A mural of Rashford was also defaced with graffiti.
England coach Gareth Southgate responded by calling the insults "unforgivable," and said it was against the spirit of the team.
Prince William, who is the president of the English Football Association, denounced the racism in a tweet after the match.
"I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match. It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour," he wrote.