Rashford beg fans for Euro Cup penalty Miss, refuse to apologise for skin colour

Written by on July 14, 2021

England and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford apologised for his penalty shootout miss but said he will never apologise for being a black player after he alongside alongside three Others Were subjected to racist abuse following England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy.

Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed their spot-kicks and were targeted on social media after the game.

A mural in Rashford’s hometown of Withington was defaced after his penalty miss, before it was covered in messages of support.

Earlier on Monday, England boss Gareth Southgate said the racist abuse issued after the defeat was “unforgivable”, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Football Association have also condemned it.

The Metropolitan Police is also investigating the abuse and said it will not be tolerated, while the UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) has also launched an investigation.

Credit: BBC

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