Marcus Rashford Mural Graffiti “Not Race”: Police

Police said they did not consider the abusive graffiti on the murals of English footballer Marcus Rashford to be of racial nature.

After England lost to Italy in a penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, executives remain open-minded about their motives for smearing artwork in Withington, Manchester.

CCTV footage continues to be reviewed and has not been arrested as the results of forensic tests with the spray paint used are awaited.

Richard Timson, director of the Greater Manchester Police Department, said: Really showed the best of our city.

“We believe that the person responsible for this knows who they are and some doubt the identity of this criminal. Therefore, anyone with such information should contact us. Please help us to expedite our investigation. “

Police were asked to report damage to Copson Street at around 2:50 am on Monday.

Artist Ax P19 then repainted the monochrome depictions of England and Manchester United players. Protesters gathered on Tuesday night to show their support for Rashford.

Rashford and his teammates Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, who missed a penalty on Sunday, were targeted for racist abuse on social media after the match.

If you have information about the vandalism of the mural, you should contact the police at 0161 8564973, citing Incident 453 of December 7, 2021. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555111.

Kim Pilling

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