An honorary painting, the mural of Marcus Rashford, in Manchester United has been defaced by some angry fans for missing his penalty shoot against Italy at the EURO 2020 final.
Since Rashford, Sancho and Saka’s missed penalty contributed to England, they have been a subject of racial discrimination and cyber bully on social media.
This also led to the England’s Football Association (FA) releasing a statement to strongly condemn anyone attacking the person of the trio and also urge social media companies to ban defaulters.
Some of the fans seem not to be threatened by this move hence, they took to the vandalisation of Rashford’s Mural in Manchester United.
Provocative graffiti was made on the work of art. Click here to see the graffiti.
However, a fan had covered the graffiti and some fans have pasted some motivating and encouraging messages on the mural.
See some of the reactions that greeted the discriminatory acts on Twitter:
@antonee said: “If England won, the same people that did this to the mural would be cheering & singing his name. Sad state of affairs.”
Roberto Bellido said: “Oh please!! People are angry cuz they cost them the match, what do you expect? I would like to see this “solidarity” when white players lose a game and people start calling them names. Of course that will never happen cuz the media is biased and they are white.”
Dela Dela said: “When Sterling was carrying England to their first final since 1966, folks were preaching unity and saying don’t bring race into it but the moment 3 black players missed penalties, the hate and racism came out.”
Jamie Forsyth said: “At least some people had the decency to post such messages. It’s abhorrent what Marcus is facing. Being such a role model as well. Those who slander him racially are lowlives who don’t belong in this beautiful game. Some things matter more than footy.”