This is a quiz that Marcus Rashford will never forget. In a penalty shoot-out against Italy, the English national team striker ran, delayed the start – and attacked the post. Rashford has now publicly apologized in a lengthy Twitter post for the fines imposed. At the same time, however, he also commented on racist attacks against himself and his teammates.
“My penalty was not enough, the ball should have gone inside, but I will never apologize for who I am or where I came from,” Rashford wrote. He never boasted among the tens of thousands of spectators more than the English coat of three lions on his chest and his own family.
Rashford said it was difficult to comfort him for the missed opportunity: “I felt like I had deceived my friends. I felt like I had deceived everyone. “Manchester United are one of only three Englishmen to have conceded a penalty to help Italy win the European Championship. “55 years. 1 fine. History. I can say I’m sorry. I wish it had gone differently. “
The shooters, Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saga, have been the subject of some of the worst racist attacks on social media, and police are investigating several cases. In Rashford’s hometown of Wittington, among other things, a mural was painted with a picture of the player. England coach Gareth Southgate called the racist attacks “unforgivable.”
In his Twitter post, Rashford writes, “I grew up with a game where I expect things to be written about me. Even if it is the color of my skin, how do I spend my time from where I grew up or from the field. “But he will not apologize for these things.
Shortly before the end of the entry, this interesting passage reads: »I am Marcus Rashford, 23, a black man from Whitington and Whitenshaw, South Manchester. If I have nothing else, I have it. “