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The solidary side of Marcus Rashford that put him above Lionel Messi: How was he rewarded?

The Manchester United footballer received the MBE medal, after he helped feed millions of children in Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford is not only talking about what he does on the field of play, but also because of his great human side when it comes to helping those most in need. His solidarity was highlighted and awarded by the British Crown, which awarded him the Order of the British Empire (MBE), a distinction that very few footballers have enjoyed.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was in charge of decorating the Manchester United footballer, in a ceremony attended by the mother of the 24-year-old winger, who could not hide her emotion.

It should be remembered that at the beginning of the pandemic, when all schools were closed in the UK, Rashford became associated with the food distribution charity FareShare. Its objective was to help cover part of the free school meals deficit, raising more than 23 million euros and helping more than 1.3 million children.

After the ceremony, Rashford spoke about how important this project was to him, as at some point he had to face hunger as part of his growth. “It seems like a lot of things are happening, but for me, to put it in the simplest way, I am trying to give children the things that I did not have as a child. For me it is a punishment for them not to receive things like meals or book supplies”, he explained.

Marcus Rashford being galardoned

Alexis Almosnino

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