Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford has bitten back to a rival fan who took the time to slate the England international in an odd response to the 22-year-old’s latest campaign venture.
Rashford, 22, has recently announced that he will launching a book club style campaign with a vision to get more children reading, as per BBC News.
In a strange response to a post of a child’s drawing, a rival fan who goes by the name of ‘fcbmessifc10’ attempted to hijack Rashford’s retweet by saying “respect you so much but ur average at best.”
Of course, it isn’t unusual for football fans (term used loosely), to jump on players from their own club as well as players from other clubs and hurl abuse at them, however, it is unusual for the player to directly respond.
Obviously Lionel Messi’s number-one fan-boy struck a nerve with Rashford who clearly felt compelled to respond personally.
Rashford fired back with a polite, but effective put-down message.
Mate, with respect, if I’m so average why do you make it your life’s work to tweet me the same thing every day? Doesn’t make any sense
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 18, 2020
Rashford responded to the piece, which was clearly a dig at what the Daily Mail perceive to be hypocrisy by shutting down the reports and demanding his finances are not used in the same reports as his campaigning efforts.
Ok, so let’s address this. I’m 23. I came from little. I need to protect not just my future but my family’s too. To do that I made a decision at the beg of 2020 to start investing more in property. Please don’t run stories like this alongside refs to ‘campaigning’. pic.twitter.com/coqla2i19d
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 15, 2020