Vandals Attack Marcus Rashford Free School Meals Mural
A mural of Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, inspired by his free school meals campaign, has been attacked by vandals.
The 23-year-old has received an MBE and plaudits from across the UK this year for his campaigns to make the government supply free school meals to children who need them.
Eventually Boris Johnson's government caved in to the demands, despite attempting to resist feeding children from poverty stricken families for several weeks - both in the summer and the autumn.
As a result of this work, a mural was created by street artis Akse on the side of Coffee House Cafe, Copson St, Withington in Manchester. It has an image of the England international with a quote from his mother: "Take pride in knowing that your struggle will play the biggest role in your purpose."
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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 :hearts: pic.twitter.com/alGcHW0gXH
- Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) November 10, 2020
Despite his impressive work to help those less well off, vandals sprayed graffiti over the image of Rashford.
Marcus Rashford mural inspired by striker's school meals campaign vandalised https://t.co/Mq7YlKYAJ3 pic.twitter.com/TgARlmX7Ej
- Deez 2 MFs (@MfsDeez) December 12, 2020
Hopefully the graffiti will be cleaned off soon, and the mural can go back to commemorating the great work from the Old Trafford favourite.
Featured Image Credit: PA
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