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Pictured Declan Bogue

Date: Thursday 12th April 2012

Location: BT Offices

Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Marcus Rashford has proved sports and politics really should sometimes mix

Declan Bogue


Highly influential: Marcus Rashford

Highly influential: Marcus Rashford


Highly influential: Marcus Rashford

It's hard to imagine a better, more punchy opening sentence to the open letter that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford addressed 'To all MPs in Parliament', but really to those sitting in the Tory seats.

The premise was simple; for the British government to extend the provision of free school meals over the summer in England. And it's heartfelt as Rashford grew up with his mother working minimum wage jobs and doing her very best to bring up her boy with a sense of equality.

The introduction invokes the moment Rashford broke the record for the youngest player to score on his international debut. "Crowds waving their flags", "three lions on their shirts", "playing for the England national team".