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50-year-old football coach arrested for allegedly racially abusing Marcus Rashford

A 50-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly sending racist abuse to Marcus Rashford after the Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy, according to reports.

Rashford was one of three England players to miss from the spot in the penalty shootout against Roberto Mancini’s men and was unfortunately subjected to vile abuse on social media in the aftermath.

According to the Evening Standard, a 50-year-old man has now been arrested for allegedly inciting racial hatred on social media platform Twitter after the game.

The man, who is believed to be from Powick, has since been released but is being investigated on the suspicions. The suspect, who is a youth football coach, has denied allegations and claims to have had his Twitter account hacked after tweets reading ‘Pack them bags and go get ya own country’ were discovered.

Rashford has opened up on the penalty shootout loss to Italy on social media and reacted to the vile abuse but has insisted that he will return stronger and not give up.

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