Marcus Rashford should be snubbed from BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is reportedly not named to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist. Best known for his exploits on the pitch for United, Rashford has established himself this year through his work off the pitch, emphasizing the need to feed children through the government’s free school meal program.

Over the summer, Rashford’s actions forced the government to turn around and get the program extended.

With a tough winter for families predicted, the 22-year-old called on the government to continue providing the midterm and Christmas break.






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The petition was rejected by the government, but in response, local councils and businesses took the initiative to support Rashford, who posted information about the services available on social media.

Rashford’s activism has led to calls for him to be nominated for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year, which takes place on December 20.

But the current rules state that an appointment must be based on “athletic achievement”.



Marcus Rashfrod visiting FareShare Greater Manchester this week

Unless there is a change in the criteria, Rashford is unlikely to be missing out on something and, according to the Daily Mail, BBC officials are aware of the possible ‘backlash’ they could receive.

Rashford could be in the running for the Helen Rollason Award, which recognizes “outstanding achievement in the face of adversity.”

Meanwhile, West Ham co-chair David Sullivan donated £ 25,000 towards free meals through the charity Fareshare, which Rashford supports.

Sullivan said: “Marcus Rashford has done a fantastic job of raising awareness and leading the way in tackling this very important issue, which affects so many young people in our local communities across the country.

“It’s a privilege to be able to help.

“At the national level, the impact of the Child Food Poverty Task Force will be enormous.

“Although closer to home, I am really proud that the club has been supporting free school meals during school vacations for years now and we have seen how it makes a continued difference in our local community. “

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