AFP John Sibley
England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford, who has been subjected to widespread racist insults against the backdrop of missing a penalty kick at Euro 2020, faces the risk of being sidelined for a period of 3 months.
This comes after his decision to undergo surgery on his shoulder, according to English media.
Rashford, 23, who has been suffering from pain in his shoulder since the end of last season, took an x-ray earlier on Tuesday, and is likely to undergo surgery at the end of this month, according to the “Daily Telegraph” and “BBC”, while The first added that the absence of the international striker from the green rectangle could continue until next October.
These reports come in the midst of racist insults against the brown-skinned Rashford with his colleagues Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka on social media, against the background of wasting their penalty kicks against Italy in the European Football Cup final, which led to the loss of the “Three Lions” team 2-3 After a 1-1 draw in regular and extra time at the famous Wembley Stadium.
England were deprived of their first continental crown, and the second in a major tournament since the 1966 World Cup.
Some English audiences covered a Rashford mural in Withington (Northern England) with racist graffiti.
These writings were later obscured by English flags and multicolored letters of support, often in the shape of a heart.