Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has sent a message of support to teammate Marcus Rashford after he was racially abused following a penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final.
Rashford was brought on in the 119th minute of the game specifically to take a penalty in the shootout but the 23-year-old dragged his spot-kick onto the post and England went on to lose the shootout 3-2 to Italy after Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed too.
All three players were targeted over the following 24 hours.
Which led to an outpouring of support from fans and media for all three as well as players coming out in defence of them.
One of those players to send a public message of support to Rashford was his United colleague Fernandes.
Who also competed at Euro 2020 with Portugal.
Fernandes’ short message, issued in response to Rashford’s statement on Monday night, said:
“You should only be proud of what you achieved in this tournament! Hold your head up high, bro! You are an example for everyone on and off the pitch.”
The message also included emojis of a white and black hand doing a fist bump as well as a heart emoji.
Both players are now on holiday after the tournament and will return to pre-season before the Premier League season starts against Leeds United on August 14th at Old Trafford.