Hibs have presented Arsenal with a Bukayo Saka shirt after the England winger fell foul of abuse.

The Arsenal teenager missed the decisive England penalty that resulted in Italy winning Euro 2020 via a penalty shootout on Sunday. Saka was then victim of foul racist abuse in the aftermath, which has been condemned across the world.

Bukayo Saka

Vile abuse has been directed at the Arsenal winger. (Photo by GES-Sportfoto/Getty Images)

Easter Road hosts fans for the first time since 2020 tonight as Hibs play Arsenal and the cinch Premiership club have gifted the visitors a home shirt with his name and number.

It’s a show of solidarity after what has been a horrible 48 hours for the exciting winger who will no doubt go on to be one of England’s key players, if he isn’t already.

Jack Ross’ side face Arsenal as part of their pre-season preparations for UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying next week. But Josh Doig and Christian Doidge were notable absentees from the squad, with youngster Steven Bradley given a chance against the Premier League giants.

 

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