A giant mural has been unveiled in Manchester in support of England stars Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the trio was racially abused following Sunday’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.
The three black footballers all lost their penalties and following the loss they were racially abused online.
As a result of the racial abuse, a mural of Rashford in his hometown of Withington was also defaced in a ‘racially aggravated’ act of vandalism.
In order to support the three players, a giant digital billboard of the three players wearing crowns with the strapline ‘never apologise for who you are’ was launched.
The move comes after Rashford apologised for his penalty miss but said he ‘will never apologise for who I am’ after he was one of three players subjected to racist abuse.
The Manchester United forward, who was left visibly distraught after his penalty hit the post, also paid tribute to his supportive teammates and vowed to ‘come back stronger’ after the heartbreaking finale to Euro 2020.