LITTLE Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock stood with England footballers who have suffered an onslaught of racist abuse after they missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
Marcus Rashford, Jason Sancho and Bukayo Saka have been attacked by racists after they were beaten on penalties by Italy at Wembley.
Leigh-Anne, 29, has now taken to Little Mix's Twitter account and shared a poem to their 11.9million followers which she said summed up as "black british experience".
She wrote: "You can live here but be quiet. You can work here but not all of you. You can speak at the table but not too loud.
"You can play for us but you can’t lose.
"Ladies and gentlemen I give you the Black British Experience. We stand with you Kings 🖤 x Leigh"
The pop star, who is expecting her first child with footballer fiancé Andre Gray, previously said she feared she had been put in Little Mix as the “token black girl”.
The singer, who was born and raised in High Wycombe, Bucks, and is of Caribbean heritage, made a documentary about her experiences in the music industry and suffering racism and prejudice.
Speaking about her documentary earlier this year, she said: "We all know that racism is a massive horrible issue in this country and I really wanted to delve deeper into it.
"It was important for someone like me to do something like this as well because I do have such a predominantly massive white fanbase and the people that I feel like I could reach by doing this documentary is massive.
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"Why wouldn't I put myself out there and do that?"
She added: "I wanted to speak about my experiences and the way I felt in the band, being the black girl in the band and people identifying me as the black girl. I really wanted to explore why I felt so overlooked, so shadowed and it was down to my colour.
Meanwhile, the Met Police has vowed to launch a probe into the repellent trolling of England's Lions.
The force said: "We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the Euro 2020 final.
"This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated."
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