Rashford did not expect public support after the abuse
Marcus Rashford, England and Manchester United striker, said he did not expect the huge support he received from the fans, after he was targeted by racist abuse, after he missed a penalty kick in the European Championship final defeat to Italy in July, after he missed a penalty kick to lose England at Wembley. . Teammates Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were also attacked after missing two penalties, dashed England’s hopes of winning their first major title in 55 years. A mural of Rashford in Manchester was also defaced, but then he received great messages of support from the fans, which the player said gave him a special feeling. . It was something I hadn’t experienced before. He continued: Of course, we did not want to go out on penalties after we reached the final, but losing in this way reflects the simple differences between the two teams, but racist abuse is not acceptable at any time and place. No racist abuse can be accepted and we can go on with our lives as normal. Rashford has not played since then due to surgery to treat a shoulder injury he said he had carried since September last year, but is now close to returning to matches after resuming full training.