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Uefa president hails Rashford for prompting government u-turn

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has praised Marcus Rashford for his impact in forcing a government u-turn to give school children free meals.

Fans, rivals and teammates alike have come in praise of Marcus Rashford following his charitable acts off the pitch.

Prior to his injury before the suspended break, the forward was enjoying his best productive season for Manchester United.

Off the pitch, Rashford has enjoyed yet another impressive past few months. During the lock-down, the 22-year-old took part in a lot of charity events that raised as much as £20m for children.

His latest victory was that he forced the UK Government into a major U-turn over free school meals after launching a public campaign.

While UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin announced the return of the Champions League in August, he took time to praise Marcus Rashford and other players that have used their platforms for good so far.

“I am proud that footballers are leading some of today’s most important international debates.” Ceferin said as quoted by Sky Sports.

“We have seen players like Raheem Sterling, Marcelo, Jerome Boateng and many others make important stands over Black Lives Matter, and just yesterday we saw Marcus Rashford change Government policy to stop children suffering from hunger.”

“Football can really be an important vehicle for good and these examples demonstrate that.

“He’s a very popular football player, it’s a big, big power and obviously he is a very smart guy. We are impressed by his achievement.”

Rashford has shown that he’s more than just a footballer but a good human at large.