Good Morning Britain fans were less than impressed by Richard Madeley’s comments about Marcus Rashford’s missed penalty at the Euro 2020 final.
England lost to Italy in the Euro finally on Sunday, with the pressure mounting for Rashford and his teammates as the game went to penalties.
The Manchester United player was devastated after he missed the goal, and later took to social media to apologise to fans in a heartfelt post.
The 23-year-old admitted he felt “pressure” to make the goal, and after missing it, you could see the upset in his body language as he held his hands to his face.
In attempts to lift his spirits, a nine-year-old super fan wrote an inspirational letting to the football star branding him a “hero.”
While appearing on GMB, the young boy named Dexter spoke to presenter Richard Madeley and said: “After the penalty shootout I was afraid he was feeling sad because people were being mean about him being black, I wanted to cheer him up.”
“Well you certainly did that,” replied Richard.
The cute segment turned ugly though, with GMB viewers left seething after Richard told the youngster: “He should have scored, shouldn’t he?”
“That’s the whole point of a penalty, it’s meant to be an easy shot at goal,” he added.
Co-anchor Susanna Reid told Richard “don’t rub it in” while shocked at his outburst.
Fans couldn’t stay quiet after Richard’s comments and went straight to social media to slam him.
One user wrote: “Richard ‘meant to be an easy shot on goal’ – hilarious.”
“An easy shot at goal? I bet Madeley has never kicked a football in his life, total Partridge,” said a second.