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England fans to unfurl banner in support of Saka, Rashford and Sancho


England supporters will unfurl a banner supporting Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho when the Three Lions return to Wembley on Sunday.

This weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Andorra marks the first England game at Wembley since the trio missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy in July.

Following the defeat all three were subjected to racist abuse on social media while a mural of Rashford, in Withington near Manchester, was defaced. The Three Lions were also subjected to racist abuse during their game in Hungary this week, following which Fifa have launched a full investigation.

Now as England return to the national stadium for the first time since the final, supporters groups have come together independently to produce a banner of the three players which will be unfurled ahead of the game against Andorra on Sunday.

A number of arrests have been made around the abuse following the penalty shootout in July, while the players were inundated with floods of messages of support in the weeks after. Saka returned to training at Arsenal to find a wall of messages from fans while a similar scene greeted the England squad as they arrived at St. George’s Park last week for the first international camp since the tournament.

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Rashford was not named in this England squad having undergone shoulder injury while Jadon Sancho has withdrawn following a “minor knock”.

65,000 are expected to attend the Andorra game, ahead of which there will be tributes paid to former England internationals Paul Mariner, Terry Cooper and Doug Holden, who have all passed away.

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