Hundreds of anti-racism protesters take the knee at Marcus Rashford mural in Withington
Hundreds of people have taken the knee at a mural to Marcus Rashford in solidarity against racist abuse he and others received following England’s Euro 2020 final loss.
The crowd gathered at the painting in Withington, Manchester, after abusive graffiti was daubed on it, less than an hour after the match ended on Sunday night. It is being dealt with by police as a racist incident.
Silence fell over the crowd as they took the knee, before chants of “black lives matter” came from the crowd.
Rashford received an outpouring of support following the racist abuse he and England teammates suffered after the Euro 2020 final.
The striker, 23, wrote a heartfelt social media post following the team’s loss to Italy.
Rashford said he felt like he had “let everyone down” by missing the spot kick.
But he also hit back at the racist abuse he and teammates Sancho and Saka received, saying: “I will never apologise for who I am.”