A RACIST tweet aimed at footballer Marcus Rashford has caused outrage.

The tweet posted last night following England's defeat against Italy came from an account that seems to belong to a Worcester man.

The offensive tweet read: "@MarcusRashford that MBE needs burning ya fake. Pack them bags and get to ya own country."

The tweet from @Scottywwfc has over 500 replies from outraged football supporters who say he should be banned from ever watching or taking part in the sport.

It was later deleted.

This follows a number of offensive social media posts aimed at Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford.

Boris Johnson has condemned the “appalling” racist abuse.

The prime minister tweeted his condemnation on Monday morning after the Football Association issued a statement shortly after the game finished describing “disgusting behaviour” among some fans online, and urging police to implement “the toughest punishments possible”.

Johnson wrote: “This England team deserve to be lauded as heroes, not racially abused on social media. Those responsible for this appalling abuse should be ashamed of themselves.”

The FA statement said: “The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of our England players on social media.

“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team. We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.”

A Metropolitan police tweet said: “We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the #Euro2020 final. This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”