Manchester City have hit back at Katie Hopkins for her controversial response to Marcus Rashford’s successful campaign for free school meals over the summer. It sparked a U-turn from the Government.
The point I would like to make before going any further is, Rashford has done more for the vulnerable people of the UK in the past three months than anyone in Government position or Hopkins for that matter. The latter is hardly relevant and I feel weird writing an article with her name in it…
Rashford made a stand when the Government stuck to its initial plan to not award free school meals vouchers in England outside of term time. He wrote an open letter to MPs, asking them to reverse their decision.
On Tuesday, it was announced by the Government that the decision had been overturned. This is expected to help around 1.3 million children in England.
But that’s not enough to stop the right-wing commentator running her mouth. In a desperate bid to be controversial, she suggested that taxpayer money should not be put towards funding free meals for disadvantaged children.
A mother of three children spouting such bile…
She used an edited picture on Twitter — which sees Rashford taking on and beating a City player — along with the caption: ‘I look hot in blue. Just saying. #feedthekids’
But City hit back at Hopkins for using their shirt as they replied, saying: ‘Not in our blue. Just saying! #WellDoneMarcus’
Rashford followed up with a response to City’s message, adding: ‘A city United!’
A city united 👊🏾
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 16, 2020
Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt has also defended the United striker, though he’s previously had his own run in with Hopkins on Twitter, as reported by The Sun.
Following the Government’s announcement, Hopkins saw the opportunity to crave attention.
She tweeted: ‘Dear @Marcus Rashford, do you think women should think about how they are going to feed a child before they decide to have it?
‘I do not want to pay to feed other people’s kids. You are welcome to.’
Do you think women should think about how they are going to feed a child before they decide to have it?
I do not want to pay to feed other people’s kids. You are welcome to.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) June 16, 2020
Van Aanholt hit the nail on the head, tweeting: ‘He’s done more for this country in 24hours than you have your entire life. Bow before a king.’
He’s done more for this country in 24hours than you have your entire life 🤣 bow before a king 🙇🏼♀️ https://t.co/T9uMUVrVK0
— Patrick van Aanholt (@pvanaanholt) June 16, 2020
Rashford’s remarkable gesture has also seen Liverpool describe him as a ‘role model’.