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Susanna Reid and Ranvir Singh sob on GMB over child’s Marcus Rashford letter

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Good Morning Britain co-stars Susanna Reid and Ranvir Singh both broke down in tears on Tuesday's show as they spoke about a child's letter to Marcus Rashford.

Marcus and other members of the team including Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho were targeted with vile comments after England's loss in the Euros final. In response Marcus put out a statement condemning the abuse as well as opening up on his heartache at the way the match had ended.

Susanna read out a letter that nine-year-old Dexter had written to Marcus, but broke down in tears as she spoke the emotional words.

The Good Morning Britain host read: "Dear Marcus, I hope you won't be sad for long because you are such a good person. Last year you inspired me to help those less fortunate."


Fighting back tears, Susanna said: "I hope Marcus feels everything that's coming through from this letter and all the messages of support."

Continuing with the letter, she read: "Then last night you inspired me again to always be brave. I'm proud of you, you'll always be a hero."

In tears, Susanna said: "Ranvir, I mean honestly. It's hideous…"

Ranvir, who also looked tearful, said: "That's England. Dexter's England."


Susanna added: "And Marcus Rashford and Tyrone Mings and Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka and every single member of that squad."

Co-host Richard Madeley awkwardly interrupted with: "Now look here Ranvir, you've got to read the news, dry your eyes."

But Ranvir, in tears, said: "The thing is it goes to the heart of for our children, my son going to school he's talked about racism that he's faced, he's going to be nine.

"You think about it all the time and you're privileged if you don't have to think about it and the only time you think about it is when one of your heroes is suffering. That's the definition of privilege.


"Andi (Peters) walks around with it all the time, when he's talking about quizzes or whatever, it's with him all the time. You can't shake it off, you can act like you are functioning normally but all the time it's there.

"Privilege is having the choice to think about it and now we have to remove that privilege, we all have to think about it regardless of what skin we walk in."

Earlier in the show, Andi had told Richard he was guilty of "wishful thinking" to suggest that the tide was turning against racism and said that he didn't think he would see equality in his lifetime.

Susanna said of the England team: "I hope that in all the sewer of nasty stuff, the inspiration that (Marcus) has given along with his colleagues, I hope they realise how many people love them, are proud of them, I hope they realise how many people they have inspired."

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