Prince Harry Critic Comedian Canceled Over England Soccer Racism

A Prince Harry impersonator who linked Meghan Markle to gun violence has had shows canceled over racism towards three black England soccer players.

Brit Andrew Lawrence posted a Tweet saying "black guys are bad at penalties" after England lost the European Championship final to Italy in a shoot-out on Sunday at Wembley Stadium, in London.

The comedian's agency confirmed they are no longer representing him and venues where he had upcoming shows said they had canceled the performances.

Lawrence makes regular YouTube videos impersonating Prince Harry and mocking Meghan Markle.

In one about the birth of their second child Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, he said: "Obviously it will take my wife a little while to recover from the labor but I'm sure very soon she will be back to chasing me around the house with her Glock 19 shouting 'I own you, you ginger p****'.

"A lot of sleepless nights ahead, especially for me. The wife's got a cattle prod by the side of the bed to wake me up every time the baby starts crying."

However, it was his comments about three England stars, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho, that got him canceled.

The trio all missed penalties as England's dreams of a first international tournament win in 55 years were shattered.

Many in the country and press rallied around them but on social media they were the target of racist abuse by some angry England fans.

A bigoted (sexist/racist...) joke is where a bigoted point is made comedically.⬇️

A joke ABOUT bigotry relies on an assumption that bigotry is wrong.
e.g Andrew Lawrence uses football competition where black man scores all our goals for first 3.5games to claim white supremacy.🥁 pic.twitter.com/9qCniGaWnh

— Femi (@Femi_Sorry) July 12, 2021

Lawrence tweeted yesterday: "All I'm saying is, the white guys scored."

He added: "Equality, diversity, s*** penalties."

After a backlash against his comments, he wrote: "I can see that this has offended a lot of people, and I'm sorry that black guys are bad at penalties."

Hanger Farm Arts Centre, among those to cancel an upcoming performance, wrote: "Following the racist comments made by comedian Andrew Lawrence on Twitter we made the decision to cancel his show.

"As a part of learning disability charity Minstead Trust, we work hard to promote inclusivity, provide safe spaces for everyone and have zero tolerance for racism."

His agents at RBM Comedy wrote on Twitter: "RBM no longer represent Andrew Lawrence."

And Chesham Comedy Club wrote: "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."

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.

— Cheshamcomedyclub (@Cheshamcomedy) July 12, 2021

Activist and journalist Femi Oluwole wrote on Twitter: "A bigoted (sexist/racist...) joke is where a bigoted point is made comedically.

"A joke ABOUT bigotry relies on an assumption that bigotry is wrong. e.g Andrew Lawrence uses football competition where black man scores all our goals for first 3.5games to claim white supremacy."

Racist abuse directed at the three footballers was widely condemned in British society, including by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and by England manager Gareth Southgate.

Prince William, president of England's Football Association, also wrote on Twitter: "I am sickened by the racist abuse aimed at England players after last night's match.

"It is totally unacceptable that players have to endure this abhorrent behaviour.

"It must stop now and all those involved should be held accountable. W"

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade, on June 08, 2019 in London, England. A comedian who regularly mocks the couple has been canceled over racism towards England soccer players. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images