Manchester United star, Marcus Rashford, continues to fight the UK government in his stand for free meals for children in schools.
Marcus Rashford, a local boy born and bred in Manchester, understands what the government fails to. The Man Utd star has been leading a movement to make sure underprivileged kids in schools get free food over the holidays, and not just during term time till Easter 2021, and he’s made a difference already, with local businesses coming out and supporting him in his quest to end child hunger in the country.
This after inspiring a U-turn in the government’s decision to provide free meals for underprivileged children during the school holidays in June.
The 22-year old recently got honored with an MBE by the Queen for his campaigning and selflessness and now Manchester councilor John Leech believes he’s done more to fight child poverty in the UK than any other politician has in the last 25 years, and should be rewarded with Freedom of the City.
“I wonder whether we ought to be looking to better reflect the diversity of the city, and whether or not there are people from other backgrounds who ought to be recognised by the city.” Leech said.
“For example one of those people that have been mentioned in recent months has been Marcus Rashford.”
“Despite being a [Manchester] City fan, I think Marcus Rashford has probably done more to highlight and raise the issue of child poverty in the last six months than any politician has managed in the last 25 years.”
Source Manchester Evening News
The United No. 10 has also been hailed by fellow teammate Juan Mata, who has rubbished criticism about footballers getting involved in politics and said Marcus shouldn’t stick to just football, as he can do both. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is “proud” of the attacker for not forgetting his roots, and has applauded his incredible efforts and the work he’s done for the children.
Rashford’s performances have been exemplary on the pitch as well, with him scoring yet another dramatic late winner in Paris to guide United to victory in the Champions League. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be hoping for more of the same from his star man as his side try to recover from a poor start to the new season.
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