A comedian who was due to perform in Chesham but had his gig cancelled over racist tweets he published, has been dropped by his management group.

Andrew Lawrence, who is known for his controversial comedy, shared tweets that were aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the trio each missed a penalty in the Euro 2020 Championship final against Italy on July 11.

Bucks Free Press: Bukayo Saka was in tears after missing his penalty (PA)Bukayo Saka was in tears after missing his penalty (PA)

Following the match which ended 1-1 after extra time, England missed three of their five spot-kicks which gave the Italians their second Euros title – their first since 1968.

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The defeat saw numerous racially motivated messages get sent to the players on social media, with Mr Lawrence saying on Twitter: “I’d rather he’d practised his penalties, and the kids had gone hungry.”

Bucks Free Press: What was tweeted by Mr LawrenceWhat was tweeted by Mr Lawrence

This was aimed at Marcus Rashford who back in October, helped millions of children across the UK receive free school meals during the half-term.

He also tweeted: “All I’m saying is, the white guys scored” and “I can see that this has offended a lot of people, and I’m sorry that black guys are bad at penalties.”

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What Chesham Comedy Club tweeted

His tweets spread across the site and were greeted with anger, which resulted in Chesham Comedy Club, a venue he was due to perform at in the near future, canceling his set by saying on July 12: “I know you won’t particularly care, but we at Chesham comedy club will not tolerate racism in any form so please consider your booking with us cancelled.”

Bucks Free Press: Jadon Sancho (left) and Marcus Rashford (right) also missed penalties. Jordon Henderson (centre) did not partake in the shootout (PA)Jadon Sancho (left) and Marcus Rashford (right) also missed penalties. Jordon Henderson (centre) did not partake in the shootout (PA)

Other venues all across the country followed suit and on the same day, his management company, RBM, said: “RBM no longer represent Andrew Lawrence.”

Mr Lawrence has since deleted his Twitter account following the criticism.

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What his former management said

After the defeat at Wembley Stadium, Saka, Sancho and Rashford received a wave of racial abuse online, which led to the FA, their respected clubs and the Prime Minister to issue statements offering their support.

We have contacted RBM, the firm that manages Mr Lawrence, for a comment.