Marcus Rashford has described the outpouring of love he received after receiving racist abuse following the Euro 2020 final as a “great moment.”
After missing his spot-kick in England’s penalty shootout loss to Italy, the Manchester United striker was abused on social media.
His Manchester mural, which had been vandalized, was then adorned with messages of solidarity.
“That was nice,” Rashford said on BBC Breakfast. “It’s something you won’t forget.”
“It’s hard to describe the feeling it gives you,” the 23-year-old added in his first interview on the subject since the Euros. “One thing I’ve always said is that I want to see people act as one in communities and environments, and that was one big highlight for me.”
“It was a period when everyone joined together and just did whatever they believed was appropriate, and it was a great moment.”
Rashford came off the bench in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, but was introduced by England manager Gareth Southgate near the end of extra time to take a penalty.
Source: BBC Sport