NTU withdraw offer from applicant following racist attack at England footballers

Nottingham Trent University have withdrawn their offer from an applicant who was found to be using racist language following England’s Euro 2020 defeat.

NTU opened an investigation against a prospective student on Tuesday (July 13) and have since taken action.

A video circulating on Instagram shows a screen recording from a Snapchat group chat with one individual racially abusing England players in a voice note.

In the video, which was screen recorded by a participant of the group chat, an individual was heard repeatedly using the n-word. Those involved in the group chat responded with anger saying “Mate, don’t say that ever again”, “that’s low” and “too far”.

A spokesperson from Nottingham Trent University said: “This allegation does not involve an NTU student. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination, including racism.

“We looked into this matter immediately and as a result have withdrawn an offer to an applicant.”

The racist attack was directed towards England forwards Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka who all missed their penalties in a shoot-out defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday (July 11).

Rashford, whose defaced mural in Manchester has since been covered in messages of love and support, said in a statement on July 12: “I can take critique of my performance all day long, my penalty was not good enough, it should have gone in but I will never apologise for who I and where I come from.”

He added: “The messages I’ve received today have been positively overwhelming and seeing the response in Withington had me on the verge of tears.

“The communities that always wrapped their arms around me continue to hold me up.

“I’m Marcus Rashford, 23 years old, black man from Withington and Wythenshawe, South Manchester. If I have nothing else I have that.”

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