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Good Morning Britain presenters Ranvir Singh and Susanna Reid broke down in tears today as she discussed the horrific abuse that England footballers received after the Euro 2020 final.
Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sanchoallm were all hit with a barrage of racist abuse on their social media accounts moments after they missed their penalties on Sunday evening.
Speaking about the abuse on GMB Susanna read a letter to Marcus Rashford from nine-year-old Dexter Rosier who told the footballer he was an 'inspiration' which left her in tears.
The letter read: "Dear Marcus Rashford. I hope you're not too sad for long because you are such a good person.
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"Last year, you inspired me to help those that are less fortunate.
Then last night you inspired me again to always be brave. I'm proud of you and you'll always be a hero."
But after she read the letter, Susanna turned to her colleague Ranvir who was clearly emotional about the words that was read.
Pointing to Susanna, Ranvir said: "That's England, Dexter that's England isn't it."
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Susanna nodded and replied: "And Marcus Rashford and Tyrone Mings and Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka and every single member of that squad."
Ranvir then added: "The thing is it goes to what the heart of what we want for our children.
"My son going to school he's talked about the racism that he's faced, he's going to be nine.
Wiping the tears from her eyes, she continued: "But yeah you think about it all the time.
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"You're privileged if you don't have to think about it and the only time you have to think about it is your hero is suffering."
Susanna also read some of Marcus' statement.
Parts of the statement read: "I've grown into a sport where I expected to read things written about myself.
"Whether it be the colour of my skin, where I grew up, or, most recently, how I decide to spend my time off the pitch.
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He added: "I'm Marcus Rashford, 23-year-old black man from Withington and Wythenshawe, South Manchester. If I have nothing else I have that. For all the kind messages thank you. I'll be back stronger. We'll be back stronger."
Viewers at home were also moved by Ranvir and commented on what she said.
Taking to twitter, one fan said: "Ranvir just explained White privilege perfectly, we never have to think about being racially abused."
"Bless the presenter was reduced to tears over all this racism what a genuine response Ranvir you was right," another penned.
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