Marcus Rashford makes Football Black List for child poverty work

Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty has earned him a place on the Football Black List.

The Manchester United and England attacker has made the 2020 list to celebrate positive influencers from the black community in football.

This comes on the back of Rashford successfully lobbying Government for an extension of free school meal provision.

Rodney Hinds and Leon Mann founded the Football Black List in 2008.

Speaking to the Standard, Hints said: “Yet again the Football Black List has unearthed many in the community that are doing great work.

“The efforts of Marcus Rashford deserve acclaim alongside the others on the list who go about their business for the good of others.

“After a year of challenges, it is great to be provided with inspiration.”

Other clubs on the list include Crystal Palace goalkeeper Chloe Morgan, for raising awareness of black inclusion and LGBT+ representation in the women’s game, Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings and Watford’s Troy Deeney for challenging racial injustice and Palace winger Wilfried Zaha for his efforts to support nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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