Ashley Walcott took to Twitter to make the decision saying:
Unfortunately my dad n i have taken the decision not to travel to the Ukraine because of the fear of possible racist attacks confrontations
— Ashley Walcott (@ashwalcott) May 16, 2012
Walcott previously endured racist taunts from Bulgarian fans during an away game in Eastern Europe last September and Ukrainian extremists have sent out a warning to black and Asian England fans not to travel to the tournament.
Don’t worry Walcott, they’ll be there in spirit.