Brad Pretty was filmed making racist remarks in the aftermath of England’s Euro 2020 defeat (Image: bradpretty/Instagram)
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A dad-of-two who filmed himself making a sickening racist rant about three England players has been banned from his local pub after sparking outrage.
Brad Pretty, 49, was filmed with a St George's Cross painted on his face making vile remarks about Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho following Sunday night's Euro 2020 final.
He used a string of racist slurs before saying of the trio, who missed penalties after a tense draw with Italy: "They f***** it for us."
Pretty later defiantly refused to apologise for his remarks, branding people offended by his remarks "soft" – but has since deleted his Facebook page, where the video was posted.
Friends of the Liverpool fan, from Folkestone, Kent, have described him as a Covid conspiracist who rallies against "political correctness".
The landlord of Pretty's local pub said he was shocked by the video
The landlord of his local pub told The Sun he was "shocked" when he saw the video of Pretty, who reportedly runs his own plastering company.
The landlord said: "He's obviously drunk and ruined his whole life with a one minute video."
And they continued: "If he was to come back here, we would actually say to him to stay away for a little while because we do not stand for that at all."
A friend told the Daily Mail: "When he's not being a loudmouth, he's a COVID conspirator. He comes out with all kinds of nonsense and is proud about not having the vaccine or wearing masks.
"'Pretty rants a lot against what he calls the politically correct brigade and says that they are trying to control us."
Pretty later refused to apologise, branding those who were offended 'soft'
Yesterday PM Boris Johnson announced that the law would be changed to ensure those who send racist abuse to footballers are banned from attending games.
He told the House of Commons: "What we’re doing is today taking practical steps to ensure the football banning order regime is changed so that if you are guilty of racist abuse online of footballers, then you will not be going to the match.
"No ifs, no buts, no exceptions and no excuses."
In the aftermath of Sunday's match at Wembley Sancho, Saka and Rashford had vile messages directed at them on social media, while a mural to Manchester United star Rashford was vandalised.
Attacker Raheem Sterling, who was later named in UEFA's team of the tournament, was also singled out for hateful abuse.
A report by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) said yesterday: “Our preliminary analysis suggests the volume of abuse flagged around the EURO 2020 Final, aimed mainly at Jadon Sancho, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling, was higher than the rest of the tournament combined.
“The PFA and Signify are currently analysing data from the 2020/2021 season. In August, we will publish findings alongside potential solutions and recommendations.”