England footballer Marcus Rashford has apologised for lacking a penalty in the Euro Cup last however mentioned he ‘will never apologise for who I am’ after the striker was subjected to racist abuse following the Three Lions’ loss in the summit conflict in opposition to Italy. Italy ended England’s dream to win the Euro 2020 on the Wembley Stadium on Sunday (July 11). The Azzurri defeated England 3-2 on penalties after the traditional 90-minute motion had completed at 1-1 and even additional time was not capable of break the impasse.
Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed the possibility to web objectives in the penalty shootouts. The English gamers had been then abused on social media. “I don’t even know where to start and I don’t even know how to put into words how I’m feeling at this exact time. I’ve had a difficult season, I think that’s been clear for everyone to see and I probably went into that final with a lack of confidence. I’ve always backed myself for a penalty but something didn`t feel quite right. During the long run up I was saving myself a bit of time and unfortunately the result was not what I wanted,” mentioned Rashford in a press release on Twitter on Monday night.
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 12, 2021
“I felt as though I had let my teammates down. I felt as if I’d let everyone down. A penalty was all I’d been asked to contribute for the team. I can penalties in my sleep so why not that one? It’s been playing in my head over and over since I struck the ball and there’s probably not a word to quite describe how it feels. Final. 55 years. 1 penalty. History. All I can say is sorry,” he added.
The 23-year-old footballer mentioned he won’t ever apologise for his roots and wished the ultimate recreation had gone in a different way on Sunday. “I wish it had of gone differently. Whilst I continue to say sorry I want to shout out my teammates. This summer has been one of the best camps I’ve experienced and you’ve all played a role in that. A brotherhood has been built that is unbreakable. Your success is my success. Your failures are mine,” mentioned Rashford.
“I’ve grown right into a sport the place I anticipate to learn issues written about myself. Whether it’s the color of my pores and skin, the place I grew up, or, most not too long ago, how I resolve to spend my day without work the pitch. I can take critique of my efficiency all day lengthy, my penalty was not ok, it ought to have gone in, however I’ll by no means apologise for who I’m and the place I got here from.
“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. I dreamt of days like this,” he added.
England captain Harry Kane and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday had condemned the racial abuse of the gamers following the loss.
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