When told that some people think players should stick with the sport, Guardiola reacted, “Maybe these stupid people don’t believe that you are also a human being.
“We can have the same opinion as a nurse, a doctor or even a politician.
“What we are, we are humans and why should we not say our opinion when you believe you can make it a better society?”
“Raheem and Marcus, or whoever, are using their platforms to create a better society.
“They don’t need to make more money – luckily for them, they have enough.
“So they do it to have a better place to live, for their families, for our children, for the next generations.”
Rashford has received enormous praise for his role in the government’s uproar over free school lunch vouchers.
The Manchester United striker has already sought to highlight the problem and has partnered with the charity FareShare to help provide meals.
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And at the daily coronavirus meeting, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he had been in touch with the 22-year-old to congratulate him.
He said, “I spoke to Marcus Rashford today and congratulated him on his campaign which, to be honest, I only learned about very recently today – and I thank him for this that he has done. ”
“Meals in clearly free schools should generally apply over time … but we have to understand the pressure families are currently facing.
“It will help children in families who really need it.” ”
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