‘I’m proud of you, you will always be a hero’: Nine-year-old England fan sends touching letter to Marcus Rashford after heartbreaking penalty miss in Euro final
- Marcus Rashford hit the post with one of England’s missed penalties in the final
- Italy shaded a close match on spot-kicks to break the hearts of the nation
- Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were all devastated by their misses
- A young boy has written a letter of support to the Manchester United striker
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
PUBLISHED: 10:08 EDT, 12 July 2021 | UPDATED: 11:46 EDT, 12 July 2021
A nine-year-old boy has written a touching letter of support to England striker Marcus Rashford after he missed a penalty in the final defeat of Euro 2020.
After the crushing disappointment, many have reflected on the pride the England team instilled in the nation over the last few weeks and one young fan offered heartfelt words of support for Rashford.
Marcus Rashford missed a penalty for England in the heartbreaking Euro 2020 final defeat+6
Piers Morgan shared a letter written to Rashford by nine-year-old, Dexter Rosier+6
Rashford was devastated after his spot-kick struck the post in the shootout at Wembley
Piers Morgan tweeted: ‘Hey Marcus – I think this young man speaks for the vast majority of people in this country,’ above a picture of the letter shared by the youngster’s mother online.
The boy, Dexter Rosier, wrote: ‘Dear Marcus Rashford, I hope you won’t be sad for too long because you are such a good person.
‘Last year you inspired me to help people less fortunate. Then last night, you inspired me again to always be brave.
‘I’m proud of you, you will always be a hero. From Dexter Rosier. Aged nine.’
Rashford hardly featured for England during the tournament but came off the substitutes bench on more than one occasion, including Sunday night.
Gareth Southgate brought the Manchester United man on late in extra time to take a penalty but the forward, who had his eyes fixed on Gianluigi Donnarumma, struck the post before putting his head in his hands in despair.