A man who was arrested over a racist remarks on Twitter targeting Marcus Rashford has admitted he may have sent it while drunk.
Nick Scott, 50, initially denied sending the horrid message after the Three Lions striker missed a penalty in Sunday’s finals against Italy. Now, he has admitted he may have “unknowingly” sent the offensive remarks while drunk.
Nick Scott is now begging for the striker’s forgiveness and revealed that he benefited from Rushford’s free meals campaign.
“But if I did I want Marcus to know that I’m truly sorry and I apologize sincerely.
“After everything he’s done for my kids and all the other kids in the country with the free school meals.
“He’s absolutely brilliant. He’s helped my family and I can’t thank him enough.”
Nick maintained that he is not racist, adding: “I’m a quarter black South African myself and I was married to a German.”
Scott was one of 4 people arrested in relation to racist abuse aimed at the England players.
The tweet was posted immediately after Rashford missed a penalty.
The message read: “Marcus Rashford that MBE needs burning ya fake.
“Pack them bags and get to ya own country.”
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