New mural of Marcus Rashford unveiled in Wigan
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New mural of Marcus Rashford unveiled in Wigan

Weeks after the vandalization of his mural, Marcus Rashford has a new face in a school in Wigan.

MEN reports that painter Scott Wilcock was approached by the school a month ago but plans to paint the mural was brought forward in response to the vile abuse sent to Rashford.

The 23-year-old had a similar mural of himself defaced last week in the aftermath of the Euro 2020 final loss to Italy but his image has now been depicted on the side of Hindley Junior and Infant, a primary school in Wigan, with an inspirational quote hailing the forward’s off-pitch work: “We are not kind to be noticed. We are kind because it’s the right thing to do.”

The new mural is the latest showing of support for Marcus Rashford after he and two other England stars were racially abused following England’s exit from Euro 2020.

Rashford also recently challenged a well-known magazine in anticipation of an unpublished story set to scrutinize his commercial deals.

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