Football coach arrested for racially abusing Marcus Rashford was married to 'Lotto Gran' who tried to scam £33m jackpot

Football coach arrested for racially abusing Marcus Rashford was married to 'Lotto Gran' who tried to scam £33m jackpot

07/15/2021

A FOOTBALL coach arrested for racially abusing Marcus Rashford was married to a "Lotto gran" who tried scamming a £33million jackpot.

Nick Scott, 50, allegedly targeted the Three Lions hero with a vile message following Sunday's Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.

A tweet from the dad's Twitter page was posted minutes after Rashford missed a penalty.

The message said: "Marcus Rashford that MBE needs burning ya fake.

"Pack them bags and get to ya own country."

It has now emerged Scott was married to "Lotto Gran" Susanne Hinte in 1999.

She hit the headlines in January 2016 when she tried to claim a £33million jackpot with a ticket she said she accidentally put in the washing machine.

But the true winner eventually came forward with a real ticket and her scam was exposed.

Susanne died from a heart attack aged 49 in August 2017.

The single dad, from Worcester, admits he may have “unknowingly” sent the offensive remarks to Rashford while drunk.

'I WAS HAMMERED'

He also begged for the Utd striker's forgiveness and revealed he benefited from the star’s free meals campaign.

The football coach 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.”

Scott also insisted he is not racist, adding: "I’m a quarter black South African myself and I was married to a German.”

The coach was one of four people arrested in relation to racist abuse aimed at the England players.

The racists have since been slammed by Prince William, Boris Johnson and England players after causing global outrage.

Rashford said he would "never apologise for who I am and where I came from".

While Sancho said society "needs to do better" but added: "Hate will never win."

Harry Kane also aimed a message at so-called fans behind the abuse, saying: "We don't want you."




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