D.he English international Marcus Rashford has spoken out with an emotional message after his missed penalty in the European Championship final and racist insults against him. “I can listen to criticism of my performance all day long, my penalty wasn’t good enough, it should have gone in, but I will never apologize for who I am and where I come from,” the 23-year-old wrote on Monday evening in social networks.
The attacker shot his attempt at the post in a 3-2 penalty shoot-out against England in the final of the European Football Championship. Subsequently, like his teammates Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, who had also not met, he was racially insulted on the Internet. A mural in Withington, near Manchester, showing Rashford, was initially smeared with swear words. This was then covered over by many fans with supportive messages and hearts.
“The messages I received today were overwhelming, the response in Withington brought me close to tears,” Rashford continued. Because of his missed shot, he feels like he has let his teammates down and has since wondered why he didn’t score.
He closed his statement with the words: “I’m Marcus Rashford, 23 years old, black man from Withington and Wythenshawe, South Manchester. If I have nothing else, I have this. For all the kind messages, thank you. I will come back stronger. We’ll come back stronger. MR10. “
The English national team’s Twitter account replied, “Keep inspiring. Keep making a difference. We are extremely proud of you. ”Rashford is known for his great social commitment.