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Andrew Lawrence has shows axed after ‘racist’ England players tweets

Bukayo Saka is among one of the England players who has been racially abused (Picture: Getty)

Comedian Andrew Lawrence has been dropped by his agent and has had several of his upcoming gigs cancelled after making ‘racist’ comments about England’s Black footballers following last night’s Euro 2020 final. 

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka have been subjected to disgusting racial abuse after missing penalties and Italy winning the tournament, with the Metropolitan Police warning ‘unacceptable’ behaviour ‘will not be tolerated’.

Weighing in on England’s defeat, Lawrence had tweeted: ‘All I’m saying is, the white guys scored.’ 

In a subsequent post, he added: ‘Equality, diversity, s*** penalties.’ 

Lawrence later said: ‘I can see that this has offended a lot of people, and I’m sorry that black guys are bad at penalties.’ 

A number of venues have decided to cancel Lawrence’s shows following his tweets and he has since deleted his profile on the microblogging site. 

Lawrence said ‘black people are bad at penalties’ (Picture: Twitter)

Hampshire’s Hanger Farm Arts Centre wrote: ‘Following the racist comments made by comedian Andrew Lawrence on Twitter we made the decision to cancel his show.  

‘As a part of learning disability charity Minstead Trust, we work hard to promote inclusivity, provide safe spaces for everyone and have zero tolerance for racism.’ 

Worcester Live added: ‘Following recent tweets from Andrew Lawrence’s account we have stopped selling tickets for his show and removed from our website. Worcester Live do not support hate speech in any form and we are currently liaising with Andrew’s agent.

‘We will be in touch ASAP with an outcome.’ 

Meanwhile, Chesham Comedy Club tweeted him directly, saying: ‘I know you won’t particularly care, but we at Chesham comedy club will not tolerate racism in any form so please consider your booking with us cancelled.’ 

Lawrence’s agents, RBM Comedy, has also said they no longer represent Lawrence. 

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