In honour of food and poverty campaign, Marcus Rashford gains a place on Football Black list

People in the black community who contribute towards the society are included in Football Black List.

The 23 year old Manchester United winger is set to be a part of the Football Black List 2020 due to his work for the children in the UK. Rashford started a campaign that would provide free meals to children who cannot afford them, even more so during this pandemic.

The Football Black List is a celebration to honour those people who contribute to the well being of the black community.


Earlier this year in June, Rashford wrote to the UK government in order to take an initiative to end child poverty. Rashford’s efforts were awarded as the government changed the policy that saw an extension of free school meals for children during the summer holidays. With an initial target of supporting 400,000 children in Manchester, the initiative quickly raised over £20 million to provide food for children nationwide who, if still at school, would be receiving free school meals.

Other footballers like Troy Deeney (Watford), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) have also been included in the list to honour their support of the Anti-Racism movement. Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is also one of the footballers on the list because of his efforts to support nurses during the coronavirus pandemic.