England forward Marcus Rashford has apologised for the penalty he missed in the 2020 European Championship. England had lost the final match against Italy in the penalty shootout at Wembley on Sunday after which, substitute Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Rukayo Saka all got attacked on social media for being among those to miss the spot-kicks in the 3-2 shootout failure.
Rashford’s home town of Withington was damaged before it was concealed with words of support.
Rashford asserted: “will never apologise for who I am,” after he faced racial mishandling with the other two players who suffered the same.
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 12, 2021
The ethnical insult provoked police scrutiny and wide denunciation from England’s caption, manager, royalty, religious leaders and politicians.
“I can take critique of my performance all day long, my penalty was not good enough, it should have gone in but I will never apologise for who I am and where I came from,” said the Machester United striker via his Twitter post.
“I’ve felt no prouder moment than wearing those three lions on my chest and seeing my family cheer me on in a crowd of 10s of thousands.”
The 23-year-old player stepped up to take England’s third penalty after Harry Kane, their captain and defender Harry Maguire sloshed the ball into the goal.