The Good Morning Britain presenter read the letter from Dexter Rosier on Tuesday who penned a letter to England footballer Marcus Rashford after England lost the UEFA Euros 2020 final to Italy on Sunday.
On Tuesday, Susanna got audibly choked up while reading Dexter’s letter, which reads: “Dear Marcus Rashford, I hope you won’t be sad for too long because you are such a good person.
“Last year you inspired me to help people less fortunate, then last night you inspired me again, to always be brave.
“I’m proud of you, you will always be a hero.”
An emotional Susanna said: “I hope Marcus feels everything that’s coming through from this letter and all the messages of support.”
That same day, Susanna shared an image of Dexter in the studio and penned on Twitter : “His letter of encouragement was tweeted by Marcus Rashford when he thanked everyone for their support.
“9 year old Dexter’s lovely words left me and Ranvir in bits.
Chronicle Live reports, however, that Susanna received some nasty abuse for the highly emotional moment.
One Tweet shared an article about the moment, labelling Susanna: “Woke snivelling pretentious cow!!”
The person who tweeted the nasty message replied to Susanna when she shared the tweet on her own account, according to Chronicle Live.
A fan of Susanna’s responded to the person: “Only racist people have a problem with people getting upset about people being racist, just so we’re clear”.
Another added: “Well, if Susanna was being pretentious, she fooled me, genuinely upset!”
The account which tweeted the original message is now suspended on Twitter, while Susanna’s sharing of the Tweet has now been removed.
Earlier in the week, Susanna had been critical of Boris Johnson’s handling of online racist abuse.
“I just think that his response, I thought it was utterly woeful,” she stated.
The Prime Minister had told a Downing Street press conference on Monday: “To those who have been directing racist abuse at some of the players I say shame on you and I hope you will crawl back under the rock from which you emerged.”
Citing his comment, Susanna said: “So they can still be there, they just exist under a rock.”
“I tell you what Richard what I also can’t stand about it is this typical Boris Johnson in that it’s not strong, it’s got a sort of comedy element to it.”
She questioned: “Why not, ‘we are going to take action’?”
*Good Morning Britain airs on weekday mornings from 6am to 9am on ITV with past episodes on ITV Hub.