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Gavin Williamson confuses Marcus Rashford with England rugby player

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has embarrassed himself after mixing up Manchester United star Marcus Rashford with rugby player Maro Itoje.

He is said to have spoken about enjoying a chat with Rashford via Zoom, only for his own team to point out that they’ve never actually spoken, and that he was probably referring to his call with Saracens and England ace Itoje instead.

Oh dear.

Tom Newton Dunn, as seen in the tweet below, covered the unfortunate judgement from Williamson, which has really left egg splattered all over his face.

Rashford saw the funny side and joked that Williamson should have known from the accent that it wasn’t him. On top of that, Itoje took to social media to confirm that he isn’t Rashford.

The Guardian claims Williamson insisted he’d made a genuine mistake but after all of the work Rashford has done off the pitch, even helping the UK Government, you would think all MPs would be able to identify one of the most important footballers in the country.

Labour MP David Lammy described the mistake as “appalling” in an attack on Williamson.

A really poor mistake to make.

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