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‘Less time playing politics’ – Tory MP has advice for Rashford after England striker misses penalty in Euro 2020 final

The backlash against the three England penalty takers to miss their spot-kicks continues.

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford was the first of the trio to hand the advantage to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, and he, along with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, were quick to receive disgusting racist abuse on their social media feeds.

That was followed, in Rashford’s case, by his mural in Manchester being defaced.

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Now it’s come to light that the Red Devils striker has even been trolled by a serving Conservative MP.

Those in power really should know better than to stoke the fires, but that hasn’t stopped Natalie Elphicke, MP for Dover and Deal, from giving her two penneth.

According to a screen grab of a private WhatsApp conversation, tweeted by the Politics for All account, Elphicke clearly believes that Rashford should stick to football rather than politics.

Perhaps she’s forgotten how much more successful at it he’s been than her own government.

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