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You Will Always Be A Hero Says A Touching Letter From A Child To Marcus Rashford

Following his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final, England footballer Marcus Rashford has received heartfelt letters of encouragement from young fans, with one child telling him that he “will always be a hero.”

After England’s loss, the 23-year-old striker shared some of the messages to thank fans for their support in the face of online racial attacks.

Dexter Rosier, 9, said, “I hope you won’t be unhappy for too long because you are such a lovely person.”

“You encouraged me to aid the less fortunate last year.”

Then you motivated me one again last night to always be brave.

“I’m proud of you; you’ll always be a hero,” children responded, praising Rashford for his bravery and free-school-meal activism, which resulted in repeated government U-turns on child hunger.

Another Newcastle supporter, a six-year-old, expressed his admiration for Rashford by writing, “Don’t listen to nasty bullies.” “I have sent you my (trophy) to cheer you up,” he added.

After failing to score their spot-kicks in the penalty shoot-out against Italy on Sunday, Rashford and teammates Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were racially insulted on social media.

A mural of Rashford was vandalized in his hometown of Manchester just hours after the defeat, with police examining it as a racist offence.

As a result, members of the local community and fans from all over the world rushed to the vandalized artwork in Withington to show their support for Rashford.

They used pictures while slogans like “role model” and “beautiful human” to cover the wall, and the artist Akse P19 reworked his footballer artwork.

In the midst of the outpouring of support, Rashford stated on Tuesday night that he was “overwhelmed” and “lost for words.”

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