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Comedian Andrew Lawrence, 41, has had several shows from his upcoming tour cancelled with some venues refusing to host him after several racist remarks were posted from his social media account during England’s game against Italy on Sunday.
On his now-deleted Twitter page, a number of jokes were made after Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho failed to score during the penalty shootout.
One tweet said: “All I’m saying is, the white guys scored.”
Another added: “Equality, diversity, s*** penalties.”
A third read: “I can see that this has offended a lot of people, and I’m sorry that black guys are bad at penalties.”
The posts were met with a backlash and it wasn’t long before representatives for the venues Andrew was due to perform at confirmed that his upcoming shows had been axed.
Worcester Live wrote: “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.”
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Guildford’s G Live venue said: “Andrew Lawrence’s performances in the Bellerby Studio at G Live have been taken off sale with immediate effect. We will be in touch with ticket holders in due course.”
Scallywags Comedy Club in Gloucestershire also added: “We today, like many others I’m sure, have pulled Andrew Lawrence from a show he was set to do for us. Racism isn’t acceptable in any form.”
Richard Bucknall Management announced on Twitter that the comedian had been dropped from its books. The tweet simply said: “RBM no longer represent Andrew Lawrence.”
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