England’s Euro final loss was so bad that ‘Meghan Markle’ trended on social media

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So, obviously, England lost in the Euro final. Every single white person with any conscience understood what was about to happen next – the Black players on Team England were about to face a torrent of racist abuse and hatred. As I said in my earlier coverage, even Piers Morgan understood that British people hurling racist abuse at Black English players is not a good look for We’re Very Much Not A Racist Country. It’s especially funny/sad because the same people trying to do damage control and tamp down the racist extremists are the very same people who were screaming about Black British athletes doing work around Black Lives Matter, including taking a knee on the pitch and all of that.

I have no segue here other than this: England’s loss was so bad that “Meghan Markle” began trending on social media. Italians on social media were like “Italy is winning this one for our girl Meghan,” and Meghan is not Italian. People rooting against England were like “hahaha, this loss is Meghan’s vengeance!” And y’all know the British papers are desperate to tie Meghan and Harry to this story somehow. They were already bitching about the fact that Harry didn’t fly in to watch the match in-person!

Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex visits Johannesburg, South Africa

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Reunite With Prince William and Kate Middleton for Final Royal Engagement

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  1. Izzy says:

    OMG those Tweets!!

    • JT says:

      Those tweets were amazing. I loved them all. I especially loved the Color Purple tweet. I definitely think the royals have a Miss Celie curse put on them. They just can’t seem to do anything right.

    • Nikki says:

      I wasted an hour scrolling through the thread on Twitter this morning. Cackling the entire time.

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Those Tweets are epic lol

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Oh yeah and they are letting Cain have it over his tweet about the racism. It’s coming home alright – the chickens that is.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I upvote the one about Meghan one time wearing an Italian designer. 🤣🤣🤣

    • Hysterically funny tweets. Thanks for bringing it here Kaiser. Enjoyed starting my Monday off with a laugh. Who’d have thought Meghan could impact a game thousands of miles away and piss off so many crazy-ass people. Insane!

      And yeah, racism is worldwide. England, Italy, USA et al …there is horrific racism everywhere. But just for the moment, I want to enjoy the tweets and have a bit of a laugh.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        I second this!

      • AlpineWitch says:

        I got blocked on WhatsApp by an English lady after I dared to tell her England is *as racist as* other countries and if possible more xenophobic after she was accusing me of supporting racism because I am (hear hear) Italian!

        I didn’t understand why she has gone off the deep end out of the blue like that but coming here to celebitchy I now know!!

    • princessk says:

      This is just amazing! I love the Italians.

      What a shame for Britain now being outed worldwide as being being totally racist…what a shame. I just hope that Harry and Meghan have seen the pics and tweets…

      • Shirleygail says:

        Isn’t that what started the whole Brexit thing from the beginning. That too many immigrants were “taking over” the island? Isn’t that exactly why they went insular?
        Someone somewhere said: The U.S. wears it’s racism loud and proud (ugh) but the British hide theirs through underhanded, snide, hidden meaning-ed comments.
        So, now they’re out in the open, loud and proud racists just like the States. Seems to me they can no longer look down at the States. Seems to me they’re rolling around in the dirt right there with them. The ‘hidden agenda’ is no more.

    • The Recluse says:

      Classic Twitter. Those tweets are the best reason to be part of that site. I used to love reading the snark and banter. Now I can only lurk once in awhile, a complete outsider, sigh….
      (I got permanently suspended from Twitter in the spring for ‘threatening violence’ when all I did was quote lines from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, in a thread conversation about that film – the famous duel between the Black Knight and King Arthur. Apparently, they don’t know their Python over there.)

      • Carmen says:

        Welcome to the club. They permanently suspended me for calling Tomi Lahren a twit.

  2. VS says:

    the rf made a huge mistakes……..everything they will do from now will be tie to H & his family especially as it relates to racism, inequality, injustice or mental health! they should stay away from those topics from now one because their hypocrisy will always be highlighted by millions of receipts

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      And yet… they really will NOT comprehend why.

    • Virginia says:

      @VS 👏👏👏

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Just as Whoppi predicted in The Color Purple!! I love, love, love that money!!

    • PrincessK says:

      Yes, the RF are going to seriously regret what they have done, this is going to dog them forever unless someone with sense starts some serious damage limitation. However, l bet within a week they will leak more anti Sussex propaganda.

  3. Osty says:

    I loved those tweets , it was a great reminder to pple that the world saw how awful, unwelcoming, racist and foolish the people here ( especially the media and the RF) were to Meghan. Meghan will always rule over the petty salty island

  4. M says:

    Except Italy is known for being very racist towards black people. I appreciate a lot do the tweets and definitely see the humour, but it’s a racist place to begin with….

    • Pilar says:

      Just said the same thing. There’s is def an ugly form of nationalism in the UK but Italy is literally one of the worst places in Europe when you are a POC . I think these tweets must be from Americans who have never been there or white people…

      • Marie says:

        @Pilar – America as a whole doesn’t give a flying f about soccer. Find someone else to blame for once.

      • Demi says:

        It’s the Italians living in England.. I find people who go on living outside of their native country to be open-minded, friendly & aware of racism, xenophobia because they may be subjected to that but people who never left their country& the nationalists are the problem..

      • Pilar says:

        Wtf? I am saying italy is racist, and black people in Europe knows that rooting for Italy because of England’s racism doesn’t make sense given the situation for blank people there.
        And for the record i dont « give a ****» about « soccer” either. My comment was about racism.

      • Larisa says:

        Nobody is “blaming” America. It was a hypothesis.
        America is a huge country with lots of immigrants, in case you didn’t notice. Literally almost everyone I know GaF because they either played soccer, their kids played soccer, or they are immigrants or married to immigrants. While it may still be a small % of the population, even 1% is millions of people, and it’s more than 1% for sure. There are also Americans living in Europe who might care. Doesn’t mean those tweets WERE American, but does mean some of them could have been.

      • Jaded says:

        @Marie – I live on Vancouver Island in Victoria and the bars and pubs were FULL of soccer fans yesterday, some rooting for England, some Italy. It’s not huge here but obviously has a following. So as @Larisa says, some could have even been Canadian.

    • sunny says:

      Truly this. Italy is also very anti-black.

    • Suzybontime says:

      That’s so true. England welcomed people seeking refuge to come and live there, hearts in the right place. Italy is a truly racist country against Black people. As for racist tweets against the black player’s on the team? Just so wrong and salty.

      • Haylie says:

        You mean the same people whose records they “lost”, refuse to make citizens, and campaigned to deport?

        Windrush told me everything I need to know about the way England “welcomes” people with open arms. Come rebuild our country destroyed in another Euro war power grab, then gtfo. Unless you can play football for us.

        It’s well past time to stop pretending that England isn’t a racist country. Italy’s own racism doesn’t justify it. Frankly, Europe in general has a lot to answer for.

      • Mich says:

        OMG. Lol! It is like you have never even heard of Brexit and the hatred against immigrants behind it.

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        “England welcomed people seeking refuge to come and live there, hearts in the right place”

        Lol, lol, lol, no wait hang on lol.

      • Izzy says:

        Brexit has entered the chat.

    • Becks1 says:

      I’m not interpreting those tweets as saying that England is racist and Italy isn’t, more just that in this moment right now, England’s racism is front and center as a result of the treatment of Meghan Markle.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Exactly. For me last night was about celebrating England’s loss rather than Italy’s victory.

      • Virginia says:

        @Beach Dreams you read my mind. I was celebrating England’s loss having Meghan in my mind and heart ❤️

    • Golly Gee says:

      Yup. Seen it with my own eyes. Hope people also tweet about that so that those Italians who are unconsciously racist can reflect on themselves. For those who are consciously racist, it won’t make a difference.

      • BooyahB!tches says:

        Get used to it: racism is going nowhere. It will always be here. It’s just how it is. Some countries are worse, it’s like a blanket covering the entire nation. Some, not so much.

    • ennie says:

      Itmight be, but , as a foreigner, I understand that Italy has received much more immigrants, especially those newly arrived on barges. I remember seeing some headlines complaining about the numbers that were being received in Italy. I don’t know wha are their politics, but it is a hard place to be, the gateway.

    • Sunday says:

      All this finger-pointing at Italy, every other country in Europe, the state of football as a whole, etc speaks volumes about England in general and everyone making the “but THEY’RE more racist than WE are” comments in particular. The first step is acknowledging the blatant, rampant racism present in your own country. If you can’t do that, then maybe you’re not as “non-racist” as you seem to think you are.

      Nobody is excusing Italy nor saying that England is the sole place on earth that racism exists. Instead of simply acknowledging the very obvious truth that England has a racism issue, your immediate defensiveness and deflection just emboldens racists and more deeply entrenches the racist attitudes and behaviors that permeate English society.

      • Serena says:

        @Sunday you’re exactly right.

      • VS says:

        Exactly!!! no one said Italy isn’t racist…..I do remember the racism Mario Balotelli faced and continues to face. Unfortunately for England, every time their ugliness is revealed to the world, Meghan Markle’s name is cited….it is a proof that people were watching and paying attention! At this point, the rf, especially Charles, needs to apologize and promises to do better; otherwise everything will be seen as performative

      • Sunday says:

        @VS yes, Meghan is the reason why England’s racism specifically is such a focus on the world stage. The media and royal family together made her into a global effigy for racists, a living example of the insidious attitudes and disgraceful treatment that Black people and people of color are subjected to daily in English society.

        So yes, we all know racism exists throughout Europe and the world – but England’s collective treatment of Meghan gave the world something to point to as a specific example, and the abuse hurled at football players just proves that it’s not just Meghan, it’s not just football, and if the majority in England is still completely incapable of even acknowledging this then it’s going to keep getting worse.

      • Sofia says:

        I agree

      • Cessily says:

        100% 🎯.. every country has racism but not every country spends years dragging a biracial woman through the sewer that is the British tabloids. The fact that the posts showed that the world sees and is watching should wake up the BRF.. sadly I do not think it will. Also Twitter was quick to point out that the players that missed the penalty kicks were going to be brutalized in social media and the racist tabloids, which sadly did happen. Maybe fans are just sick of the bullying of players and fans along with the booing of other teams National Anthem add in the toxic media of lies and anonymous sources.. then you top it all off with Brexit.. Britain and the BRF are in a PR and image nightmare of there own making. PW may one day be the future future King and his wife may one day be QC but that Italian flag supporting Meghan is only the beginning.. any foreign tours, or public events are going to have “Meghan” supporters.. (this got so much world wide attention it will be repeated often).

      • Gingerbee says:

        @Sunday 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽. I cannot believe the whataboutism that people are coming up with. I have family members in England who were often told “No blacks in the Union Jack.”

      • Pilar says:

        If this wasn’t framed the way it was in terms nobody would have pointed out that Italy is racist too.
        And what makes you think black British people don’t acknowledge the racism in England? We are LIVING with it..

      • Golly Gee says:

        “ The first step is acknowledging the blatant, rampant racism present in your own country.” I can’t speak for anyone else, but this was the point I was trying to make with regard to Italians who say their win is for Meghan Markle.
        Pointing out racism in Italy is not excusing or deflecting from racism in Britain. Both things are true. I’m not British, so I don’t have a horse in this race, but I acknowledge that there’s definitely racism in my country, as unfortunately there is everywhere.

      • Becks1 says:

        So I think people are misinterpreting these kinds of tweets. No one is saying “yay, the racist country lost and the not-racist country won.”

        It’s more of a “hey, the country whose royal family and press spent years smearing and abusing a biracial woman who just wanted to work and do good things in the world, to such an extent that she was suicidal while pregnant with her first baby lost.”

        It’s more about how England is now perceived by many on the world stage (especially the royal family) and not about whether or not Italy is racist.

      • AlpineWitch says:

        I’m Italian living in UK (I was also subject to xenophobic abuse post Brexit) and had to stand a day of abuse coming from English people telling me Italians are more racist. As far as I’m concerned English people are the most intolerant I’ve found in my life and to top it up they don’t want to hear that and live in denial.

        Thank you for your post!

      • BooyahB!tches says:

        @AlpineWitch, you’re right: the English are the most intolerable, intolerant, racist, low-class wretches in the world.

    • Maria says:

      Pretty much every country is racist towards Black/POC people. But England makes a LOT more noise about how they aren’t racist while still celebrating the remainder of their colonialism as a patriotic act, more than a lot of other places, while being very loudly racist, so that’s part of it too. I lived there and saw this a lot.
      I remember going to a friend’s house for dinner and her older father going on about immigrants like he was some officer trying to fight the Zulu in the 1870’s; it was unreal.

      • Haylie says:

        Yup. England just put out a “super official” report about there being no systemic racism there. They used a pandering black Brit to issue that phony report.

    • Mia4s says:

      Not the time for “whataboutism”. Italy and Italian fans can and should be called out on racism and racist actions, (just like basically every other country, let’s face it), but the grossness towards Meghan and the shameful behaviour towards three Black players who conducted themselves admirably in what is at the end of the day just. a. game? That’s on England. “But they’re racist too (even more than us)!” is never a good response.

      • Larisa says:

        But that’s not what these comments said. These comments said that Italy didn’t deserve to drape itself in an anti-racism flag as if they were some big champions of it. I fail to see how it’s wrong or invalid?

      • serena says:

        @larisa I don’t think Italy did that, especially seeing how some of our politic representatives are well and truly racist fascists and so on, if you don’t count a handful of delusional people out there.

    • Miranda says:

      I do think this is VERY important to note. My dad’s family is Italian and we still have relatives there, so I’ve spent a great deal of time there throughout my life, and it is SHAMEFULLY racist. It’s not at all unusual to find people who venerate Mussolini (whose granddaughter even managed some success in politics just a few years ago, despite saying things like “it’s better to be a fascist than a f—-t”) and advocate for a return to fascism. The prejudice against Black people is what will stand out to Americans, but anti-Roma sentiment is also very widespread, and often expressed with physical violence.

    • ME says:

      @ M

      I was just about to say the same thing. Italy is a very racist place, as is much of Europe. What is really sad is that the Black players on the England team are getting so much hate and racist garbage thrown at them right now. It’s disgusting but I’d expect nothing less considering where it’s coming from.

    • MissMarirose says:

      Yeah, pot meet kettle.

    • L4frimaire says:

      We know Italy is horribly racist too, to the point that black football players have walked off the pitch in protest. We know. That still doesn’t excuse the absolutely abhorrent racist behavior of the English after losing this game.

    • Eugh says:

      Totally. Mario Balotelli would like word on this subject I am sure.

    • House of No says:

      The enemy of my enemy, at the moment, is my friend. This post gives me “look over there” energy. Like, no shit. Italy’s racist too. But, the focus is on England.

      I visited both countries in my black body and I know the racism seethes. But, for now, I’m gearing my pettiness towards England.

      So, sit this one out.

    • PrincessK says:

      Italy never used to be racist. I travelled alone in Italy in my early 20s and never experienced any racism people were very very nice. People were inviting me out. I was walking along the street and noticed a black couple with a newborn baby, and everyone was stopping to admire the baby. Years later l went back with my husband to be and if l was separated from my husband by just a few yards men were asking me to go out with them.

      I think the influx of asylum seekers on boats from across the Mediterranean has changed things. There is a dangerous wave of populism rising across Europe. But l still feel Italians are more in tune with Africans and they get on better together.

      • L says:

        I think there’s a difference between visiting a country, and living there, enduring politics and the daily life issues. I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of people in Italy that aren’t racist, but there’s a systemic racism in the country.

      • L says:

        I think there’s a difference between visiting a country, and living there, enduring politics and the daily life issues. I’m pretty sure that there’s a lot of people in Italy that aren’t racist, but there’s a systemic racism in the country.

  5. Moxylady says:

    I hate that Meghan was so horribly abused. I love that the world sees it and is fucking holding their feet to the fire. Go ITALY!!!!

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Me too!! I am all for people showing how awful England, especially The Royal Family treated her!! If Italy is going to throw England back with their despicable acts, I am on board!!

  6. Pilar says:

    I am from London and a POC . I liked the team. But can’t stand the supporters and the nationalism around it. It was clear from the booing to the players taking the knee.
    Italy was also the better team throughout the tournament.
    But if we are gonna talk about racism let’s not pretend Italy isn’t a racist place too. It’s not like the less racist country won.
    Also it’s noting new that most of Europe root against England in footbal tournament given that England colonised half the world it’s well deserved tbh.

    • Serena says:

      Of course Italy is racist, like any other predominantly white country. Who said it wasn’t? There are horrific things happening here too and education on these subject is 0 (don’t get me started on politics ugh).

      I think it’s more about England’s hypocrisy though here, seeing as what their representatives did/said before, not how much racist all the other countries are compared to it.

    • BabsORIG says:

      @Pilar, I notice how your above post claimed that all the tweets about England’s racism are ” from Americans who’ve never been there [Italy] “. As a POC I think your whataboutism is really missing the whole point.

      • JT says:

        Americans don’t even care about soccer all that much so I doubt most of those tweets came from us.

      • Pilar says:

        @ babsorig
        I think you are being way to sensitive. If you are white or an American who never lived in Italy why would you know what it’s like for black people in Italy?

        This type of sensitivity on behalf of a county/ nationality is kind of the problem.
        My “ point” is that making this about one problematic country being preferable to another is not a productive way to address racism.
        FYI I am a black British person and I never root for England because of colonialism and imperialism and the ugly racist hooligans that follow the team. So like everyone else I am happy they lost tbh apart from the fact that being black is more dangerous than normally in England after a loss like this.

      • Maria says:

        “If you are white or an American who never lived in Italy why would you know what it’s like for black people in Italy?”

        Well, the reports of what happens to Somali refugees there is illuminating, for one. And I agree that framing this as one racist country being preferable to another is not a productive way to address the problem.
        But I think another aspect of the issue is that a great deal of Britons felt that winning this game vindicated a lot of their cultural racism and championing of remaining imperialist attitudes in the eyes of the world. As you yourself stated, the fact that being Black after a loss of a game like this is dangerous is an alarming part of this, for a country that claims so loudly they aren’t racist. And English hypocrisy in this regard gets called out a lot less than other countries which do the same thing. This is the first time I’ve seen it being called out on this level. Ironic that it took a soccer game.

      • Pilar says:

        It’s not just refugees that are on the recovering end of racism in Italy I am also thinking of black Italians and even black foreign students like this African American student.


        And yes, hooligans have always targeted black people ( the 80s when my parents were young was particularly bad) but Italian ultras are literally making facist salutes at games and are notorious for their racism. So this is pretty much pot meet kettle.

        I guess my point is that now everyone is aware of how racist England and it’s being called out let’s not stop there.

      • Maria says:

        Of course, I never meant to imply only refugees face that racism.

        And yes, your other points are true of course.
        And no, we shouldn’t stop here. But it does give me a little bit of joy to see the racist Brexit crowd get their hopes crushed is all, lol. I don’t follow soccer at all really, so I have no particular investment in Italy’s team in itself; I’d feel the same regardless of who defeated England, lol.
        I feel bad for the English team itself, though.

  7. GR says:

    So is Meghan popular in Italy?

    • HeatherC says:

      Today she might be!

    • CherHorowitz says:

      Doesn’t matter – England are THAT unpopular!! And as an english person, I am ashamed to say we deserve it. I am so embarrassed by this ridiculous country. Scotland, Wales and NI must be gutted to linked to us all the time.

      • VS says:

        Don’t be, I am a US American and we have problems over here, huge problems!!! Remember we elected Donald F***king Trump to be the 45th president of the USA; yes we corrected our mistake but those 4 years are to be forgotten but we can’t because of the big Lie.
        A lot of people know the difference between the racists and the rational people; Orange man tainted the image of Americans abroad…yes not all Americans but a lot over here are racists as well

      • Bettyrose says:

        VS – Thank you!! We’re all in this together. Britain and the US had a combined surge of white nationalism. The H & M story was oddly timed to parallel what was happening at a much larger scale so it’s easy to point to their move to the US as though we’re less racist here, and that is absolutely not true. And worse the sexism in the US probably is more egregious.

      • Maria says:

        Yes, but a large difference is that the US isn’t paying for *two* governments to implement that kind of racism (the actual government AND the monarchy).

        And the image of Americans abroad was tainted before Trump.

      • VS says:

        @Bettyrose — The H&M story proved to some that the UK is no different from the US….imagine H taking his family to the US in a trump presidency to avoid racism? it is terrible over here too… just watch Fox News if you have the stomach to stand their racism for a min; I exclude Chris Wallace from it all.

        The difference in the US is that sending emails at 5am or waking up at 5am or whatever BS Meg was accused of, is not that would have been published as it is so stupid!

      • Bettyrose says:

        No question the move was the right thing for H & M and coastal California (especially if you’re wealthy) is different than more overtly racist segments of the US, but sometimes I feel bad that we spend so much time mocking the “salty” English establishment when an American neo-Nazi continues to have a following in the 10s of millions (we only know for certain about the 70 million who voted). But until 2016, I was ignorant in equal parts about the magnitude of racism in both counties. And I am somewhat comforted by the discussions here across nationalities.

      • The Hench says:

        @CherHorowitz, @VS, @Bettyrose – I read an article about TV shows a while ago and it talked about how people were forming tribes across continents, cultures, colour and ages, unified by shared passions and beliefs. I can see on CB every day how many intelligent, articulate, thoughtful, compassionate and ‘very much not racist’ Celebitches there are – I take some comfort in the fact that we can look to transcend our nationalities and the muppetry often perpetuated in the name of the UK or the US. Let’s hope there are more of us than the a*seholes…

      • PrincessK says:

        @Hench…l really like the ‘tribes across continents’ concept made up of like-minded people….a bit like us on this platform. ‘unified by shared passions and beliefs’.

    • BlueToile says:

      Simone, is Meghan portrayed positively or negatively there in Italy?

  8. Nev says:

    Oh geez.

  9. nicegirl says:

    Ok, those tweets are hilarious. Congratulations Italy!

  10. SaySo says:

    I love it, I’m here For it, and I plan to read this article multiple times today just for fun!

  11. Watson says:

    This would be more funny if black England players weren’t currently experiencing racist abuse online. I feel so badly for those those players and all black athletes representing that country in any way. Shocking and despicable.

    • questions says:

      The pressure on the 19 year old was immense. I can’t imagine that kind of pressure.

      • Watson says:

        Right? All these players are so young and the pressure they faced was incredible. And now people find it acceptable to treat these players who have busted their ass for their country like this. So wrong.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        No, it’s not right what the public of England is doing. Someone needs to remove and sensor all of this racist diatribe. It’s unforgivable. Not only that, these two blokes payed their hearts out and were brought in at the wrong time. The coach is the one that set them up and it’s unacceptable and abusive to put them in those positions.

    • Dee says:

      The Duke and Duchess of Lambridge have put out a statement to address the racist comments aimed at those players. Many are rightly asking why they couldn’t put out a statement for the racist comments aimed at Meghan.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        Good and valid point! You can’t claim you aren’t racist when you allow a five year racist smear campaign against your own SIL who happens to be bi-racial.

      • Amy Too says:

        Well racism in football bores William and it’s the only racism he apparently cares about. Totally on brand for him to pretend that the racism in football is something he’s super above and finds annoying, while he’s out here running a racist hate campaign against his own sister in law.

  12. Amy Bee says:

    I missed the press complaints about Harry not flying in for the game. Is that why Kate and William decided to bring George? Meghan is also trending because of William’s tweet condemning racism against the England players. He’s been called out for hypocrisy and performative allyship.

    • JT says:

      Was Harry supposed to attend or something? I don’t understand why the press would be complaining about Harry not going.

    • Becks1 says:

      You notice he never sent out a damn tweet telling the tabloids to stand down from their attacks on Meghan.

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      I’m sure Harry watched the game from the comfort of his home on ESPN with Meghan, Archie, and Lily. I watched about the last 30 minutes of it. A lot of Americans ended up watching it too. I passed by an entire sports bar yesterday afternoon packed to the brim in the outdoor seating area watching it. I didn’t want Italy to win and never will so by default I wanted England to win but I honestly didn’t care all that much. I do think it’s hilarious Meghan’s name started trending as part of Italy winning but Italy is hella racist. That infamous 2006 headbutt of Zidane of Marco Materazzi during the France-Italy World Cup in 2006 is the reason why I will never support Italy lol. Materazzi apparently kept grabbing Zidane’s shirt throughout the match so Zidane said something like “I’ll give you my shirt later” and Materazzi responded with “I’d rather have your sister” and that is what prompted Zidane to give him what he deserved. Would he have said that to another Italian player? Probably not, Zidane is a French national but is of Algerian descent.

    • questions says:

      I only saw articles about the England captain Harry Kane.

  13. Eurydice says:

    Too funny. Love the one about Meghan wearing an Italian designer.

  14. Becks1 says:

    Haha, love it! The whole world saw how England and the royal family treated Meghan Markle and they are not going to let it go.

  15. Nyro says:

    The way that country continues to lose is glorious. Meghan’s ancestors are working overtime.

  16. Over it says:

    Brilliant. These have made my day

  17. Concern Fae says:

    My timeline on Twitter has lots of anti domestic violence, anti racism, and utter slagging of William for dressing George in a suit and tie. Basically, no one who tucks in their shirt at seven is headed for a happy life. Don’t know if that is a general rule, but probably true in this case.

    • Tessa says:

      The Duke of Windsor wrote about his childhood and how he was dressed for his investiture, in medieval type costume. I hope George does not have to experience that but dressing the child in a suit at his age for a game is a bit much. I hope his sister will be allowed to go, and later Louis, It would seem weird if George gets to be the only one taken to these games.

  18. Kviby says:

    It wasn’t a very bad loss. It was a well played tied game and the penalty shoot out went to Italy. There was one penalty kick by a man of colour ( a petite man) which didn’t go in the goal (like the goalie didn’t have to stop it) and he was weeping after and being comforted by his teammates. (Which is sweet to see in contrast to the toxic masculinity I just saw in the NHL a week or so ago) I’m guessing the fans are not as kind as the teammates and blamed him for the loss. There was also a white guy who’s shot didn’t go in after so he was not the only one who missed a penalty for England

    • BothSidesNow says:

      But they aren’t hurling racist abuse at the white player, only the black player that also missed the goal.

  19. ElleE says:

    Close your eyes and imagine a world where M&H were lauded for their work and supported by the Royal Family. The outcome of that reality is worse for the BRF-not better for the UK, just better for the family.

    Twt scroll showed me some 2018 footage of Meghan’s surprise appearance at a Northern Ireland Youth Summit, someone did an edit of all of the fan cams. It was electric. Harry is a tense mess, now we know why, and one woman actually screams, “oh my god!” when they walk by. At a youth summit. They family must have FREAKED when they saw that: an American with a Kennedy effect in NI. I don’t think H&M went to NI again.

    So yeah, this Euro thing is also about Brexit and the EU got the Meghan Markle treatment for 40 years.

  20. Marie says:

    Congrats, Italy!

  21. Harper says:

    “Meghan one of us” feels so poetic to me. If you don’t want her, we’re happy to claim her.

  22. Margaret says:

    Go Italy!!

  23. Jo73c says:

    Because if England had won, in a scarily large number of people’s minds, it would have meant total vindication of Brexit, H&Mexit (the forcing of), the throne, the Commonwealth and English nationalism in general.

    • Alexandria says:

      This. Both countries are racist but that’s a great point.

      Anyone but England. For Meghan!

    • Maria says:

      Yep, this.

    • Lady D says:

      Yes, that was the danger in England winning. I’m glad they lost for those very reasons.

    • Nyro says:

      All of this. They needed to lose. It really was that important.

    • Pilar says:

      Agree. Brexit was another reason I didn’t want them to win. But tbh the Scots, welsh, Irish and a number of POC normally root for the other team when England play. So this wasn’t anything unusual. What’s unusual is maybe that now the rest of Europe dislikes the UK too because of brexit.

      • L4frimaire says:

        Agree. For some there are a lot of bitterness about Brexit as well, more so than the royals and their racist hypocrisy. Meghan really has nothing to do with this but that Italy flag with her name sparked a lot of conversation.

    • Marivic says:

      @JO73C, you’re right. That’s why the Higher Power above didn’t let England win. The Brits have to repent for their sins. Viva Italia!

  24. MMadison says:

    All I see is a racist man that is President over a racist organization, a racist family and future King of a very much racist country

  25. Rapunzel says:

    Looks like England’s Euro final was another #KateMiddletonsuccessstory

  26. Mu says:

    Anyone saw Bladimort face at the end? That was not a face of sadness, that was the face of pure rage I thought he was going to trow a hissy fit (he probably did it)

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Yup. Kate was doing her best sadface for the cameras while William exuded anger. Honestly, my first impression seeing that clip last night was that he probably had some racist thoughts in that moment. Him, Boris, and Priti…all racist hypocrites of the highest order.

      • Tessa says:

        I noticed the cameras on them before Italy won, there seemed to be a not so friendly exchange between Kate and William, he looked super angry at the loss. I was rooting for Italy because of Will and Kate.

  27. S808 says:

    Lmaooo this is hilarious cause Meghan is the reason why I was hoping England lost. Italy has their own racial issue but yeah England doesn’t deserve for running her out the country. And their fans been acting like fools towards the black players. *shrug* karma!

    • Nyro says:

      I’m still smiling. England deserves this loss. And seeing smug William and Kate not being able to vamp off of a win and spin it into PR for their own benefit and against H&M is wonderful.

      Now the extra salt in their wounds could come tomorrow if Harry’s nominated for an Emmy. The would make this defeat that much sweeter.

      • Eurydice says:

        I wonder if it occurred to smug Will and Kate that they could vamp off of a loss by being gracious losers and congratulating the Italian team and their fans? The press would have eaten that up.

        OMG, an Emmy, imagine? I’ve given up on awards ceremonies, but I’d totally watch H&M walk the red carpet.

      • Thirtynine says:

        Yes, to all this! Harry for an Emmy, please!

  28. Margaret says:

    Happy that Italy won, that’s all I have.

  29. Purplecupcakes1706 says:

    Happy that England lost and that smug was wiped off of Cathy and Baldingham’s faces. I did feel bad for poor George who looked so sad!

    • Tessa says:

      There are now pictures of George’s “reactions” to the match. I think that is too much of a burden to place on a child of that age, that “his reactions” are put out by the tabs to the public. I remember how William preached about privacy for the children and look how that turned out.

      • PrincessK says:

        Yes, l felt that it was wrong for a seven year old to be put on show like that. We so him overjoyed and then looking terribly sad, all in the public glare.

  30. Amelia says:

    As an England citizen I was sad when England lost because the players have worked so hard to make it here, and especially when you know the amount racial abuse that’s coming their way (plus When you hear about the statistics regarding domestic abuse). Some people are really sick. But then they showed Willileaks and Keen Guevara on the tv with glum faces and that made me gleeful. (A little sad for Prince George tho, kid was really enjoying the game even if his parents did shove him in a suit and tie that’s too big for him 🙄)

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Bingo. You nailed it precisely~

    • PrincessK says:

      Yes, they dragged George out for the finals and semis because they wanted the pictures on the newspaper front pages. Not nice to see 7 year old George at past 10 pm at night on show to the whole world looking so upset at the end. If they had not known England would loose they would definitely not have brought him.

      • Tessa says:

        The child is used for PR, “how cute he laughs” but it is not a good thing, it’s like he’s a child actor now with his every moved watched. Kate playing to the cameras as well and William visibly angry.

  31. mariahlee says:

    She’s so iconic. It’s what they deserve for making her a national hate figure in the name of white supremacy.

  32. L4Frimaire says:

    That Italian flag with “Meghan one of us” is amazing! That summed up my mood. I felt really bad for the racist abuse the black players on the English team went through, but this match showed the world how bad things are there, from the disgusting fan behavior to basically dehumanizing the same players that got England to the final, showing that their Englishness is conditioned on winning goals but racism wins if they don’t. We see right through the hypocrisy. Everyone seemed happy Italy won and now we know why.

    • Kea says:

      Fifty five years after their last final. When white teams couldn’t manage it all along. And this is how they get treated.

  33. MerryGirl says:

    Wow, those tweets are epic. They say everything about how the rest of the world view the RF & UK’s treatment of Meghan.

  34. Pix says:

    That “The Color Purple” tweet is EVERYTHING!

  35. ME says:

    Don’t get the Royal Family mixed up with the U.K. soccer team. The team worked hard and deserve praise as does Team Italy.

    • L4frimaire says:

      No one is condemning the team, especially since the players on the team is bearing the brunt of the abuse for this loss. This is about way more than sports.

      • MMadison says:

        Agreed….This is about way more than sports. It’s about a country filled with racist that refuses to admit racism exist. It’s about a future racist King that refuses to admit his family very existence is because of it’s racist behavior. England is quickly becoming the country that is hated around the world. I for one will never step foot on Salty Island!

      • ME says:

        @ L4frimaire

        Read the comments, plenty are “happy” U.K. lost. Why is that? It’s because of the Royals. I don’t like the Royals at all, yet I can appreciate the hard work those men put in. I can separate the two.

        @ MMadison

        People are happy Italy won, but Italy is just as racists as the U.K. I used to live in the U.K. so I know what I’m talking about. People need to separate the soccer team from the Royal family. By the way not all Brits are racists. Don’t punish an entire country for the beliefs of some. In that case, I’m assuming you’ll never stop foot into A LOT of countries…including the U.S. and Canada ?

      • Becks1 says:

        But, that is a big part of the royals role – to represent the UK around the world. They want people to associate England with the Queen, and with Buckingham Palace and Trooping etc (if not, what’s the point?) They want the face of the UK to be the royal family – and the issue is now that it’s not a pretty face, and that people associate the royal family with their treatment of Meghan Markle. So it’s kind of the other side of the coin at this point. People are actively going to root against England, even the hardworking soccer team, because of their feelings about the royals, whereas maybe some other people (probably older and white) are going to root for England because of the Queen.

      • ME says:

        @ Becks1

        I hated Trump as president, but that won’t deter me from ever visiting America again or from rooting for an American team. I’m not going to hate an entire country because of a horrible racist leader. I don’t understand why this same logic can’t be used for Britain. Let’s not hate an entire country and it’s people because of the Royals.

      • Maria says:

        I’ve studied British history for years, got two degrees there, lived there, loved it, considered myself an honorary Brit, wanted to stay but Theresa May’s immigration policies kicked me out.
        It’s been depressing and disheartening to see how intertwined the racism of the Royal family and the white people who endorse them is with larger British society.

        Trump is a representation of the (very large) portion of the worst of the US. But (despite the delusions of some and his own ambitions I’m sure, and that horrible events of January 6) his term was going to end eventually. The monarchy isn’t like that. They have a vested interest in staying and they control the country’s finances in ways nobody is even allowed to investigate and they control the press, too.
        Britain effectively ended up voting for Brexit twice, once in the actual referendum, second in the election for Boris.
        I don’t hate the UK but I can’t love it the way I did. The US is not better in terms of racism necessarily but there is a conversation here. Granted, a large majority of people and establishments are not contributing to it the way they should (the country is built on horrible racism, after all). But the UK tries to sweep it under the rug in a different, more comprehensive way, and the Royals influence a large part of that because of their role in the “empire”. And a larger part of the population than people want to admit buy into that.
        It’s common for Brits to say to me that only Americans care about the Royals and they don’t care – but once I suggest maybe there should be another referendum, all of a sudden they get very defensive and apologetic of the monarchy.
        But this is just my experience. I’m sad for the players on the team, but that’s about it.

      • Becks1 says:

        Because we voted Trump out. That’s the difference. The monarchy is there. It’s set. There is no change, no chance to correct a mistake. Queen Elizabeth and then King Charles and then King William and then King George. It is what it is. It can be a good thing (as it has been in terms of QEII and her image around the globe) but it can be a bad thing if people associate some in the line of succession as being racists.

        I don’t hate all of england and I’m not one of the ones who says they’ll never visit (I’m actually just starting to plan a trip for next summer), but the royal family IS the face of the UK and when the royal family messes up on the global stage, its going to have consequences for the image of the UK. The british government wants to use the royals for “Soft diplomacy” and to try to improve the image of the UK abroad (i.e. sending William and Kate on international tours etc), but right now the reverse is happening for many people and the royal family is hurting the image of the UK abroad.

  36. Bibliomommy96 says:

    Seriously, those tweets are amazing!

  37. J ferber says:

    I loved the tweet about England never prospering until they do right by Meghan and her kids. Well, yes, I hope the same. An expression I heard in New York: God doesn’t like ugly. The English and RF sure showed their ugly and people DON’T like it.

  38. smarmyo says:

    I think the KP press idiots are very sensitive to the racism claims, but they’re not clever. Did you see the DOC greet the ball boys/girls after the Wimbledon Men’s final? She only stopped to speak to the black kids, it was very obvious (for photographs).

  39. Robin says:

    I am devastated we didn’t win. But my sadness is for the players and the manager – they are all about decency and dignity.

    I am not sad for those supporters who are today aiming racist abuse at the penalty takes. It is disgusting. I am so pleased Gareth Southgate has pledged to work with those young men and their individual teams to get them through this, including guiding them through the racism they are going to face. Some missed goals was all it took to reveal the hate.

    • questions says:

      I’m sad for the players and manager too. The royals and national stuff don’t really figure it any of this for me. It’s more of a feeling for the players and manager for the pressure they were under. The kind of pressure all of them were under was too intense for me to imagine. I was more aware of the pressure the English players were under than the Italian players were since this thing was being played at Wembley and I’m more aware of any English-language news. I don’t doubt the Italian players were under a lot of pressure too, but watching the English players under that kind of spotlight and seeing it play out in the English newspapers was kind of anxiety-inducing.

      • Robin says:

        Hi questions. Totally. It was getting too much. One minute Gareth Southgate was a woke, knee taker; the next he was the best thing that happened to Little Englanders. Of course, this morning he has reverted to the woke Marxist in the Daily Mail. He can probably weather it – he’s taken a lot of abuse before – but the players are young.

  40. Marivic says:

    Brits are awful hosts. Team Italy was their guest. Brits should’ve been more gracious and respectful to Team Italy and to other visiting teams. No booing. No stepping on and desecrating someone else’s flag. Be a sport, don’t be rude. You all are sore losers, racist Brits.

    My heart is full that Italy won. They deserve to be champions.

  41. Marivic says:

    Brits are awful hosts. Team Italy was their guest. Brits should’ve been more gracious and respectful to Team Italy and to other visiting teams. No booing. No stepping on and desecrating someone else’s flag. Be a sport, don’t be rude. You all are sore losers, racist Brits.

    My heart is full that Italy won. They deserve to be champions.

    • PrincessK says:

      The English football hooligans were booing the Italian national anthem.

    • Lizzie says:

      And prince elegant left without congratulating the teams in person. He is as useless as the president of an org as he is at his regular ‘job’. Give this guy an opportunity to show leadership, sportsmanship or statesmanship and he will run the other way every time.

  42. Abby says:

    I kind of love these responses.

  43. aquarius64 says:

    The British Olympic Committee may be worried if Team GB will get business in Tokyo.

  44. Christine says:

    Twitter, for once, has provided me with endless laughter today. I love it ALL.

  45. inka says:

    The what if scenario.. I believe fans especially soccer (football) ones are the worse overall, they’re dangerous, unfair etc. and everyone would get a lot of hate.
    If I’m honest letting such inexperienced young players was a bit too much for the final! They didn’t look composed and did this silly steps.. Bad strategy from Southgate.

    • questions says:

      I think the extreme football fans from any country are a little crazy. USA isn’t great at soccer, but I don’t really think the behavior would be much different from extreme fans from the USA if they were.

  46. Shannon says:

    Italian men LOVE Black American woman. Likely why I am so partial to them. As a Black American woman, I got SO much love in Italy. Everyone made me feel like I was visiting their house or meeting their grandmother.

    Viva Italia!

    • PrincessK says:

      Italian men love women full stop, and especially black women, l was very protective of my two daughters when we went on an all girls trip to Venice, l felt like a chaperone.

  47. questions says:

    One of the Italian players (Bonnuci?) isn’t that enlightened so it seems like there’s a lot of hypocrisy to go around in football.

  48. L4frimaire says:

    I know we all have jokes here but it must be so disheartening and upsetting for the Sussexes to see how low things can go in regard to the racism over there, so ugly, especially after this team took England all the way to the finals, then seeing William’s fake solidarity, performative ally bullsh*t while he is still actively smearing Meghan and weaponizing the press against her. Dumpster fire.