Nick Scott, 50, initially insisted his account had been ‘hacked’ after Twitter users reported the vile message in the wake of the Three Lion’s defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
But he has since backtracked, saying he ‘was hammered at the time’ and may have ‘unknowingly’ sent the abusive tweet.
The dad has begged for the Manchester United striker’s forgiveness and insisted he is not racist, adding that he is ‘a quarter black South African’ and used to be ‘married to a German’.
He told The Sun he has no memory of posting the message, adding: ‘But if I did, I want Marcus to know that I’m truly sorry and I apologise sincerely.’
Pointing out ‘everything he’s done for my kids and all the other kids in the country’, he went on: ‘He’s absolutely brilliant.’
Scott was one of four people arrested in connection with racist abuse aimed at England stars Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after their missed spot-kicks.
A tweet posted from his account within minutes of the loss read: ‘Marcus Rashford that MBE needs burning ya fake.
‘Pack them bags and get to ya own country.’
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