Marcus Rashford has slammed the Education Secretary’s unwillingness to publicly back the campaign to tackle child food poverty.
The United number 10 has expressed his disappointment following what he termed a lack of ’empathy’ shown by those in government.
Rashford has become a role model for a lot of people now, not only due to his hardwork on the pitch, but also because of his commendable efforts off the pitch.
Marcus has worked tirelessly since the lockdown up until this point to tackle the issue of child food poverty.
The homegrown superstar recently confirmed via tweeter that his campaign with FareShare is currently distributing 4,287,088 meals across the UK to the most vulnerable children.
Marcus Rashford has received numerous thanks and applause because of his work with FareShare, with Sadiq Khan thanking him for his efforts to combat child food poverty.
According to Daily Mail, Rashford was left bitterly disappointed by the general lack of compassion shown by those in government.
The Man Utd forward expressed his disgust in response to a letter sent to him by the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson.
The government official was slammed for refusing to publicly commit to the campaign which helped send free food to helpless children across the UK.
Instead, in Gavin’s letter, he simply highlighted a number of government initiatives to tackle food poverty.
The contents of the letter was later revealed by the BBC. His letter read: “I recognise that you and the Child Food Poverty Taskforce are supporting three of the recommendations in the National Food Strategy relating to food for lower income families.
“The government will carefully consider each of the recommendations in the report as we approach the next spending review.”
Although Williamson suggested the recommendations will be ‘carefully considered’, it appears to merely be an attempt to sidestep the issue and instead highlight a number of already existing policies.
And Marcus Rashford sensing this, said in a response: “I am disappointed by the lack of empathy shown in recent weeks towards protecting our most vulnerable, the future of this country… letting millions of children in the UK go hungry at night is only an issue of humanity. We need to do better.”
Rashy has been slammed by a few people for his dedication to the cause and determination to help the poor, despite the fact that the 2020/21 season has begun.
A handful of people have suggested he should be focusing more on his football with United rather than getting distracted by off-field issues.
But regardless of the criticism, footballers are allowed to have lives outside the confines of football.
And Marcus Rashford has chosen to take this path and lead the way in an effort to tackle child food poverty.
Marcus shouldn’t be criticised by anyone, instead his efforts and dedication should be recognized and supported.
The superstar has recognized some of the criticism directed towards him on social media, and has replied softly and effectively.
After a series of tweets answering his critics, he then signed off by tweeting: “Anyway, I’m off to ‘stick to my football’. Have a good weekend everyone.”
Via the child food poverty initiative, Marcus Rashford has affected the lives of millions of children daily, but has been left disappointed by the government.
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