Marcus RashfordThe English footballer who was subjected to serious racist abuse after missing a penalty kick in the Champions League final نهائي Eurocop who lost his team to ItalyOn Monday he apologized for his mistake on the field but made it clear He will never apologize for his identity or by its origin.
“I can accept criticism of my performancePenalty wasn’t good enough, I should have gone, but I’ll never apologize Who am I and where do I come from. I felt no more proud of wearing those three lions on my chest and seeing my family cheering me on in front of a crowd of tens of thousands of people,” the attacker wrote in a message posted on social networks.
“I don’t even know where to start and I don’t even know how to put it into words How do I feel at this exact momentThe text of the Manchester United player admitting this begins It was a tough season. He may have reached the decisive moment in the last game of the tournament “with a lack of confidence”.
“Unfortunately, the result was not what I wanted. I felt like I had disappointed my teammates. I felt like I let everyone down. All they asked me to contribute was a penalty kick. I can score penalties in my sleep Why isn’t this?He continues with the speech in which he admits that there is no word to describe his state of mind after losing the European Championship final on penalties.”
“All I can say is I’m sorry. I wish I could have come out differently,” lamented Rashford, who wanted to raise his voice for his teammates after a summer in which he enjoyed one of the best concentrations of his career in which he built the group. Brothers “Do not be shaken”“.
He added that he had always dreamed of days like Sunday final He stressed that despite the criticism, the messages received after the defeat were “positively overwhelming”.
“The communities that surround me always continue to support me. I’m Marcus Rashford, 23 years old. A black man from Withington and Wythenshare, south of Manchester. Thanks for all the nice messages. I will come back stronger. And we will come back stronger,” concludes the text of the Manchester City international striker.