RICHARD Madeley’s latest “Alan Partridge gaffe” made Good Morning Britain viewers burst out laughing today.
The 65-year-old told Marcus Rashford fan Dexter Rosier, nine, that his football hero should have scored in Sunday’s nail-biting penalty shootout.
Richard Madeley took a swipe at England’s penalty takers
Dexter told the breakfast show today: “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.
After the nine-year-old told the host he plays football and has missed penalties himself, Richard said: “So you know what it feels like, don’t you? Because it’s horrible and really 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.”
Sweet Dexter giggled before surprised Susanna shouted: “Don’t rub it in, Richard!”
The moment tickled viewers, with one saying: “Richard ‘meant to be an easy shot on goal’ – hilarious.”
Another wrote on Twitter: “An easy shot at goal? I bet Madeley has never kicked a football in his life, total Partridge!”
Someone else said: “Madeley putting his size 20s in again! Making Susannah do her smug smile…”
Last night Rashford shared Dexter’s letter as he relived his penalty agony, apologising for missing and praised his England teammates.
But he said: “I can take critique of my performance all day long, my penalty wasn’t 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 these three lions on my chest and seeing my family cheer me in a crowd of tens of thousands.
“The messages I’ve received today have been positively overwhelming and seeing the response in Withington had me on the verge of tears.”
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.”
England star Marcus Rashford was devastated by his penalty missCredit: Getty
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