“I don’t even know the place to start out and I’m not even certain find out how to put it into phrases how I really feel at this precise second,” Rashford wrote in a press release posted on his social media accounts. “I had a tough season, I feel it was clear for everybody to see and I in all probability went into that remaining with a insecurity.
“I at all times supported myself for a penalty however one thing did not really feel proper to me. Throughout the long term, it saved me a little bit of time and sadly the consequence wasn’t what I wished.
“I really feel like I’ve let my teammates down. I really feel like I’ve let everybody down. A penalty was all they requested me to contribute to the crew. I can rating penalties in my sleep, so why not that? It’s at all times been taking part in in my head since I hit the ball and there’s in all probability no phrase to explain nicely the way it feels.
“Ultimate. 55 years. A penalty. Historical past. All I can say is sorry. I ought to have: [have] went in another way. As I proceed to express regret, I wish to shout: [to] my pals. This summer time has been among the finest camps I’ve skilled and also you’ve all performed a task in it. A brotherhood has been constructed that’s unbreakable. Your success is my success. Your failures are mine.
“I’ve turn into a sport the place I sit up for studying issues written about myself. Whether or not it is the colour of my pores and skin, the place I grew up or, extra not too long ago, how I made a decision to spend my break day the sphere I can take criticism of the my efficiency all day, my ache wasn’t ok, I ought to have are available however I’ll by no means apologize for who I’m and the place I got here from.
“I’ve by no means had a prouder second than to hold these Three Lions on my chest and see my household acclaim me in a crowd of tens of hundreds. I’ve dreamed of days like this. The messages I’ve acquired at the moment I used to be positively overwhelmed and seeing the response on Withington introduced me to tears.
“The communities which have at all times wrapped their arms round me proceed to carry me. I am Marcus Rashford, [a] A 23-year-old black man from Withington and Wythenshawe, South Manchester. If I’ve nothing else, I’ve it.
“For all the type messages, thanks. I’ll come again stronger. We’ll come again stronger.”
– Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 12, 2021:
On Twitter, Rashford’s put up collected greater than 165,000 retweets and 978,000+ likes.
Screenshots of Rashford with phrases like “silly” and “monkey” are photoshopped. That wasn’t Rashford tweeting. He by no means referred to as the abuser “monkeys” and by no means mentioned “monkey”.