OFF-PITCH ACTIVITIES

Marcus Rashford has called out the Spectator.

The forward called out the magazine on Twitter after learning they were going to run a story suggesting he benefitted commercially during the past 18 months that covered the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rashford wrote: “Just heard @spectator are planning to run a story on me tomorrow about how I have benefited commercially in the last 18 months…

“To clarify, I don’t need to partner with brands. I partner because I want to progress the work I do off the pitch and…(1)

“Most of any fee I would receive contributes to that. Last summer, 1.3M children had access to food support, through my relationship with Burberry children have a safe place to be after school where they will be fed, following the November investment…(2)

“Vulnerable children have safe places to go this summer holiday, and due to my relationship with Macmillan 80,000 children now have a book to call their own.

“Do I have a larger commercial appeal following the U-turns? I’m sure. (3)

“But I’m also a Manchester United and England international footballer. Why has there always got to be a motive? Why can’t we just do the right thing? (4)”.



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