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Warwick Davis’ attitude to bullies is an important lesson for us all to follow

The Tenable star has faced online abuse

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The way Warwick Davis deals with bullies is an important lesson for us all to follow after the abuse some England players have been receiving since last night’s Euro 2020 final.

Football stars Marcus Rashford, 23, Bukayo Saka, 19, and Jadon Sancho, 21, found themselves at the centre of racial abuse on social media after England lost against Italy.

The players had all missed penalties and became targeted online.

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Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford subjected to online abuse (Credit: Photo by Carl Recine/AP/Shutterstock)

Warwick Davis’ attitude to bullies

Tenable star Warwick is no stranger to criticism, and previously took action against a troll who made a comment about his family.

Read more: Prince William ‘sickened’ by racist abuse aimed at England players after Euro 2020 final

In 2018, the troll had wrote: “Oh my God, Warwick Davis had got a full midget family.”

Warwick, who has dwarfism, replied at the time: “@Twitter is supposed to have clamped down on abusive behaviour on their platform.

“However, even after reporting twice, and explaining how offensive the word ‘midget’ is to many short statured individuals…

“…they continue to allow the tweet below to remain on the users’ timeline.”

Meanwhile, the following day, Warwick expressed his shock at the response.

He said in a separate tweet: “Wow! What can I say?

“Thank you each and every one of you for taking time to ‘like’ and ‘retweet’…

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Warwick with his wife and children (Credit: Sue Andrews / SplashNews.com)

“…and in turn doing your bit to educate and make the world a better place for everyone.”

Famous faces stand up against racial abuse

Meanwhile, celebrities have hit out at the people sending racist abuse to Rashford, Sancho and Saka.

Piers Morgan said on Twitter: “When England’s players took the knee last night, I was pleased to hear loud applause drown out a few boos.

“Then our black stars get horrifically racially abused after the game.

“This is why they take the knee. This is why I support them in taking the knee.”

In addition, Prince William said he felt “sickened” by the abuse.

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Gareth Southgate comforting Saka after England’s loss (Credit: ITV)

“It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.”

Read more: Euro 2020 final: Why penalty shoot-outs should be scrapped…

In addition, the Football Association has said it will do all it can to “support the players affected”.

It added that it will urge “the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible”.

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