A mural dedicated to Marcus Rashford has been vandalised in Greater Manchester.
Street artist Akse paid homage to the Manchester United star back in November after painting Rashford on the side of Coffee House Cafe in Copson Street, Withington.
The portrait was accompanied by quotes from Rashford’s mother, Melanie: “Take pride in knowing that your struggle will play the biggest role in your purpose.”
That quote really epitomises her son after all the hard work he has done over the past year campaigning for free school meals.
But, sadly, just a month after the piece of art was unveiled to the public, vandals have attacked the wall by drawing over Rashford’s face in graffiti, as reported by the Mirror.
I mean, why on earth would somebody go out of their way to do that?
Rashford has done more than most this year to try and lift everyone’s spirits, but some people can’t see that and wish to spread their negativity instead.
When the mutual first went up, Rashford addressed the gesture in such a humble manner. You could tell he was buzzing.
Ok I usually get embarrassed sharing these things because this journey was never really about me but I know this took a lot of time and effort @Akse_P19 and I wanted to say thank you ♥️ pic.twitter.com/alGcHW0gXH
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 10, 2020
We hope that those who felt the need to vandalise the Rashford mural are apprehended.
Truly disgusting behaviour.