Savills has pledged to carry out an internal investigation after one of its employees tweeted racist remarks last night in the wake of the Euro 2020 final. 

This afternoon, Savills said that the staff member connected with the racist comments placed on Twitter claims that his account was taken over by a third party and that the matter is being referred to the Greater Manchester Police.

In a statement, the company said: ”Savills has acted swiftly and confirms that the individual is suspended from duty pending the findings of this investigation, which is being progressed as a priority. Savills has a policy of zero tolerance on any form of racial abuse or discrimination.”

A Savills spokesperson added: “Savills abhors and has zero tolerance to any form of racism and racial discrimination and is appalled by the racist comments in these tweets. Savills is immediately investigating and will take appropriate action.”

The BBC reported this morning that the Prime Minister and the Football Association have condemned racist abuse aimed at England’s Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka. 

The trio missed penalties in the 3-2 shootout loss to Italy and were targeted on social media after the game. 

The Metropolitan Police said it was investigating online abuse of the players and that such behaviour “will not be tolerated”, while Boris Johnson called the abuse “appalling”.