The Manchester United star was awarded the PFA Merit Award this year, in recognition for his actions off the pitch. Marcus Rashford is a perfect example of what it truly means to be a good human being above all.
Despite earning millions at United, the player has not forgotten his roots. Most importantly, the player realizes the importance of giving back to society. To try and make the world a better place is something that all of us can try to do.
However, it is something truly inspirational when successful people stay humble and true to their beginnings.
Rashford is a long-running advocate for the eradication of child food poverty. The forward regularly takes to Twitter to voice his opinions and share the stories of the underprivileged. Over the last 24 hours, the United forward has been very active on Twitter, sharing the following messages to all his followers.
Despite the long-standing rivalry between United and Liverpool, Rashford has the maturity to realize that there are things bigger than football.
He tweeted: “I do what I do for Liverpool as much as anywhere. Children all over the UK are crying out for our help. This is much bigger than me, than football, than politics. It’s time we all started listening, instead of clouding our views will allegiances and rivalries..”
Arguably the most powerful point of all is the 22-year-old’s realization that he has a voice that is heard. And the player uses his voice to echo the concerns of those who do not have the means to help themselves.
The England international’s restless efforts to combat childhood food poverty have been recognized by London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Twitter. The Mayor of the capital sent this message to the young man, appreciating him for his efforts:
It is time that we set aside our differences and work as one for the collective benefit of everybody in our society.
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