Teenager Jailed for racist abuse of Marcus Rashford after Euro 2020 Final

A teenager has been given a six-week jail sentence for racially abusing England forward Marcus Rashford on Twitter following the Euro 2020 final. Justin Lee Price, 19, was sentenced on Wednesday at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court in central England for posting a racist message on Twitter on July 11 last year after Manchester United striker Rashford missed a penalty during England’s shootout loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

Price had initially tried to avoid detection by changing his Twitter username after the post was reported, as said by prosecutors.

He then denied the offence in his first police interview following his arrest, but later on admitted posting the tweet.

Senior prosecutor Mark Johnson said: “Price targeted a footballer based on the colour of his skin and his action was clearly racist and a hate crime.

“I hope this case sends out the message that we will not tolerate racism and offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”