Marcus Rashford: Hundreds of messages left on mural

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image caption"You marque america proud" - the graffiti has been covered up with supportive messages from the public

People are continuing to permission messages of enactment and solidarity astatine the vandalised mural of Marcus Rashford.

The artwork successful Withington, Manchester, was defaced pursuing England's decision to Italy successful the Euro 2020 final.

Rashford said helium was "on the verge of tears" erstwhile helium saw the mural had been covered successful supportive messages.

Withington Walls co-founder Ed Wellard, who commissioned the artwork, said the radical liable should beryllium educated not punished.

The mural was vandalised soon aft Rashford missed a punishment successful the 3-2 shootout loss, on with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

This is the country astatine the Marcus Rashford mural successful Withington this morning. Messages of emotion person covered up racist graffiti daubed connected the portrait.
Rashford says the community's enactment has near him 'on the verge of tears.'

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Rashford tweeted helium was atrocious for missing his penalty, adding that helium "wished it had gone differently" but past paid tribute to those who added messages connected the mural.

Several curse words were daubed crossed it alongside the connection "Saka".

Greater Manchester Police said an probe had begun aft the unit received a study of racially aggravated harm astatine the tract astatine 02:50 BST connected Monday.

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image captionMarcus Rashford was 1 of 3 England players to miss successful the punishment shootout

Speaking connected ITV's Good Morning Britain, Mr Wellard said creator Akse, who created the piece, was coming backmost to enactment connected it this morning.

He added: "Racism is learned behaviour, I deliberation it should beryllium much astir acquisition than punishment.

"I don't deliberation you're going to alteration people's minds with punishment.

"There needs to beryllium progressive treatment astir racism successful this country, wrong sport, wrong society, connected societal media, and I deliberation it's heartening this atrocious incidental is allowing america to person those discussions due to the fact that that's the mode we volition determination forwards arsenic a country."

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