<p>Jason Sudeikis showed his support for the Black England players - Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka who have received racist abuse on social media</p>

Jason Sudeikis showed his support for the Black England players - Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka who have received racist abuse on social media

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Jason Sudeikis has been praised by fans after showing his support for the England players who were racially abused after the Euro 2020 final.

Footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka received vile abuse online following England’s defeat, which came after they missed from the spot in a penalty shootout. An investigation has been launched to catch those responsible, with several arrests made so far.

In solidarity with players, Sudeikis made a statement when he turned up to the season 2 premiere of his comedy series Ted Lasso wearing a black t-shirt, emblazoned with their names:

As the lead in Ted Lasso, Sudeikis plays a caring small-time American football college coach from Kansas who’s hired to coach a professional soccer team in England despite having no experience in coaching soccer.

The character was originally part of an NBC Sports sketch before it was reprised for a TV series on Apple TV+.

People commended Sudeikis for showing his support and the actor began trending on Twitter all the positive messages flooded in.

Many inevitably compared Sudeikis’ actions to that of his character Ted Lasso, who is known for being kind and thoughtful.

The comedy series has received 20 Emmy nominations, with Sudeikis receiving one for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - making it the most nominated freshman comedy in Emmy history.

Glee previously held the record in 2010, after the show received 19 Emmy nomination for its first season.

At the premiere, Sudeikis told Variety: “It delights me to no end because I’d rather be the disco ball that the light gets fractured off of and when 20 nominations are spinning around and I play the guy the dang thing is named after, it feels really nice.”

Ted Lasso season 2 premieres on Apple TV+ on July 23.

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