SOUTH Swindon MP Robert Buckland has described incidents of racism during England’s match against Hungary as deeply depressing.

The Justice Secretary was speaking on Sky News when he was asked for his thoughts on the game in which England players Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham were subject to racist abuse from opposing fans.

 “As much as I would like to be able to have a reach outside the UK, the truth is that there are still too many community societies where this sort of appalling behaviour is not just tolerated but is normal," he said.

“And we saw that last night. It was deeply depressing, it was appalling.

“They’re exemplars to the community, they inspire other young people, they represent what is good in our society.

“That is why we’ve just got to keep on getting the message out there that racism has no place in sport, no place in our society, and that we should be celebrating these young people, not denigrating them.”