Manchester United's Marcus Rashford has regretted losing Europa League final against Villarreal, while strongly calling out racism.
The Red Devils were highly favoured to prove too strong for the La Liga side, but a 1-1 draw after extra time was followed by a 10-9 loss on penalties.
Rashford believes the team was simply not good enough, as Villarreal won their first ever European title.
"There are no excuses for last night [Wednesday], we simply weren't good enough. I'm really sorry that we couldn't bring the silverware home," the Englishman told the club's media.
The forward also took the moment to show his deep disappointment in the shameful racism he was subjected to after the game on social media.
“But, black or white, football is football. We all wear the same shirt. We all kick the same ball. I've been playing this game from the day I could walk. I'm built for criticism of my performance but I can't accept the ape, monkey, baboon, banana, jungle talk.
“And I can only think about how this would have made me feel as a seven-year-old reading it. How would I ever have any faith in humanity?
“To all of those that have been encouraging, to the staff at the FA and United who have reached out, for these kind words and those I've read on here, thank you. Your support is never taken for granted.
“I'm 23. I still have a lot to learn and this disappointment will only add to my experience and growth.
"As a United fan myself, it's really difficult stuff to read," Rashford concluded.
Meanwhile, United's cross town rivals, Manchester City will battle Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final this weekend.