NATIONS - Fan jailed for abusing England's young stars after Euro 2020
A football fan who racially abused England's Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka after the Euro 2020 final has been sentenced to 10 weeks in jail.
Jonathon Best, 52, posted an 18-second video on Facebook in which he made a "grossly offensive" rant about the players following England's penalty shootout loss to Italy in July's match at Wembley.
He was sentenced at Willesden Magistrates' Court in London on Tuesday after previously pleading guilty to "sending by public communication network a grossly offensive or indecent or obscene or menacing message or matter".
Denis Brennan, the judge, said he contemplated a suspended sentence but opted on a jail sentence to deter others.
"The words you used were antediluvian, vile, and offensive -- they strike at the very nature of our civilised society and are corrosive," said Brennan in sentencing him.