Marcus Rashford has defended his off-field partnerships and puzzled why footballers “can not do just the proper factor” for charity after finding out of claims that he has profited from his campaigning.
The Manchester United and England ahead, 23, mentioned on Twitter that British political mag The Spectator was once set to run a tale suggesting he has “benefited commercially” from his paintings.
Rashford has sponsored plenty of kid meals poverty projects, forcing executive U-turns over unfastened faculty foods all over the coronavirus pandemic.
He become the youngest particular person to best the Sunday Instances Giving Record by means of serving to carry £20 million ($27 million) for teams tackling the problem.
Simply heard @spectator are making plans to run a tale on me the next day to come about how I’ve benefitted commercially within the final 18 months…To explain, I don’t wish to spouse with manufacturers. I spouse as a result of I wish to development the paintings I do off the pitch and…(1)
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) July 20, 2021
“Simply heard @spectator are making plans to run a tale on me the next day to come about how I’ve benefited commercially within the final 18 months,” he tweeted on Tuesday.
“To explain, I do not wish to spouse with manufacturers. I spouse as a result of I wish to development the paintings I do off the pitch and maximum of any price I might obtain contributes to that.
“Remaining summer time, 1.3m kids had get entry to to meals improve, via my dating with Burberry kids have a secure position to be after faculty the place they are going to be fed, following the November funding inclined kids have secure puts to head this summer time vacation, and because of my dating with Macmillan 80,000 kids now have a ebook to name their very own.
“Do I’ve a bigger business enchantment following the U-turns? I am positive. However I am additionally a Manchester United and England global footballer. Why has there at all times were given to be a reason? Why can not we do just the proper factor?”
Rashford, who gained unfastened faculty foods himself, was once honoured within the not on time 2020 queen’s birthday honours record.
On the other hand, he was once the objective of on-line racist abuse after his penalty leave out within the Euro 2020 ultimate in opposition to Italy and offensive graffiti was once additionally left on a mural of his face in Manchester.