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Football coach who racially abused Rashford was married to £33m Lotto scam gran

A football coach who has been arrested for allegedly racially abusing Marcus Rashford was married to a woman who made the headlines after attempting to scam a £33million Lotto jackpot.

Nick Scott, 55, was one of four people arrested for racial abuse following England’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.

And it has now emerged that he got married to ‘Lotto Gran’ Susanne Hinte in 1999, who herself got in trouble in 2016 when she tried to claim the £33m fortune by faking a ‘winning ticket’ which she said got put in the washing machine.

Nick Scott and ‘Lotto Gran’ Susanne Hinte got married in 1999

But she was rumbled when the true winner came forward, and died of a heart attack a year later.

A tweet to Rashford was sent from Mr Scott’s Twitter account just minutes after the Manchester United forward missed his penalty which read: “Marcus Rashford that MBE needs burning ya fake. Pack them bags and get to ya own country.”

He has since apologised, and has asked Rashford for forgiveness for his actions.

He told The Sun : “I was hammered at the time and don’t remember doing it. But if I did I want Marcus to know that I’m truly sorry and I apologise sincerely.

“After everything he’s done for my kids and all the other kids in the country with the free school meals. He’s absolutely brilliant. He’s helped my family and I can’t thank him enough.

“I’m a quarter black South African myself and I was married to a German.”

Mr Scott was arrested for allegedly racially abusing Marcus Rashford
Mr Scott was arrested for allegedly racially abusing Marcus Rashford

Rashford has since sent an emotional social media message in which he said he would never apologise for who he is.

The 23-year-old said: “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 am and where I came from.

“I’ve felt no prouder moment than wearing those three lions on my chest and seeing my family cheer me on in a crowd of tens of thousands.”

His teammate Jadon Sancho, who also missed a penalty and was racially abused, broke his silence on Wednesday to add: “I’m not going pretend that I didn’t see the racial abuse that me and my brothers Marcus and Bukayo received after the game, but sadly it’s nothing new. As a society we need to do better, and hold these people accountable.

Rashford missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Italy
Rashford missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Italy

“Hate will never win. To all the young people who have received similar abuse, hold your heads up high and keep chasing the dream.

“I am proud of this England team and how we have united the whole nation in what has been a difficult 18 months for so many people. Much as we wanted to win the tournament, we will build and learn from this experience going forward.”

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