Following England’s defeat in the Euro 2020 final against Italy, England star Marcus Rashford shared a heartfelt note on his Twitter handle, apologizing for his penalty shoot-out miss in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.
Rashford was among three England players to miss their spot-kicks in the shoot-out, which Italy won 3-2. Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka were all subjected to sickening racial abuse on social media following England’s heartbreak.
On Monday night, the England star took to Twitter to send out a powerful message, saying “my penalty was not 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 footballer, who took England’s third penalty, added that was proud to have worn the England jersey during his side’s first major final appearance in 55 years.
Rashford and Sancho were brought on by England manager Gareth Southgate in the final moments of extra-time in the final, specifically, so they could take penalties. But the gamble didn’t pay off as both missed from the spot.