Rashford leads way in fight to tackle pernicious effects of racism | Paul MacInnes
The Manchester United forward and other players have become lightning rods in a debate which is yet to be resolved
Once again it falls on Marcus Rashford to lead. The Manchester United forward used his voice this weekend to bring clarity and focus to a problem that should not exist. This time it was not child food poverty that he wanted to talk about, but racism. Racism and the pernicious effect it has, not only on its victims, but on the society that allows it to fester.
Rashford was one of several Premier League footballers to have abuse directed at their social media accounts this past week. He wasn’t even the only one in his team. No one knows how many players have been targeted in total, however, how many messages sent. There is nobody both able and willing to count.Continue reading...