Marcus Rashford, The People’s Prime Minister
ICYMI: Watch the full interview with #BBCBreakfast and @MarcusRashford. ⤵️— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) June 15, 2020
He explains why he's calling for a u-turn over the decision to end free school meal vouchers in England over summer. #maketheUturn
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On Monday, Boris Johnson rejected Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford’s plea for the government to extend its free school meals voucher system for low-income families in England over the summer holiday period. Because Boris Johnson is a vile cretin. On Tuesday, the “prime minister” was forced into a humiliating u-turn by the public pressure created in large part through Rashford’s campaign. Put to shame by a 22-year-old footballer, Johnson announced a new £120m voucher scheme — the “Covid summer food fund” — for pupils in England.
Not an easy place to come and get a result, Westminster, but he’s gone in there, he’s taken the game by the scruff of the neck, and he’s come away with £120m worth of free school meals for vulnerable children all over the country.— Tom Peck (@tompeck) June 16, 2020
The fact that “don’t let kids go hungry” was a controversial position in the first place tells you quite a lot about the Tories. And the fact that a kid who kicks a ball for a living was more effective than the leaders of the opposition tells you quite a lot about the current state of the Labour party.
We’ve never been prouder of one of our own. What a man.
Solskjaer has Big Dad Energy
Solskjær has installed a huge weather-proof TV outside at Carrington for video analysis. Social distance measures means usual video analysis meetings cannot be held with the #mufc squad. The TV takes up a large area down the side of one of the training pitches #mulive [mail]— utdreport (@utdreport) June 15, 2020
“Can you believe what they wanted to charge me to get this deck re-sealed? Did it myself for a fraction of the cost.”
The truth is out there
According to a former teammate, Argentine footballer Guillermo Marino once turned up late to training because he claimed he had been abducted by aliens.
“He started to explain that he was suddenly lost and abducted by aliens. He explained that they take out your soul, analyse it and all the while on the journey they are looking after you.”
You mean to tell me that we can be taken off this raggedy planet? I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE.
Lucien Favre gives a masterclass in saying nothing
Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre was asked about the futures of two of his most in-demand players,
Manchester United no. 7 Jadon Sancho and the on-loan Real Madrid full-back Achraf Hakimi. Favre, in what is surely a brilliant of football-manager-speak satire, said nothing:
“We’ll see after the season. Of course, players will leave. We hope the players will stay, but it is possible that players will leave.
“You have already mentioned two [Hakimi and Sancho] that we don’t definitely know about. Of course, they could stay with us, which would be very good for me. But we’ll see what we’ll do, whether it’s in defence, midfield or attack.”
That clears that up, then.
Some kit news
Manchester United’s home goalkeeper kit for 2020-21 has leaked. Looks decent?
BREAKING: Manchester United 20-21 Goalkeeper Kit Leaked: https://t.co/DY5GeeFB9b— Footy Headlines (@Footy_Headlines) June 16, 2020
In more important kit news, The Busby Babe’s own Nathan Heinstchel — our Senior Top Chef Correspondent and highest ranking Dan James Enthusiast — is selling some pretty nice kits at his day job. Not only are they better than some of the overpriced monstrosities that Adidas have saddled us with over the years, but the profits from sales go to some very deserving causes. Get your purses out.
Help support the Center for Black Equity and Side By Side which are assisting black youths in the LGBTQIA+ community as well as the Trevor Project who is focused on suicide prevention in the LGBTQIA+ community.— Nathan Heintschel (@NathanIsRed) June 15, 2020
The consolation is you get a pretty cool jersey, too! https://t.co/lFOxo3aheU