Marcus Rashford responds to Daily Mail article about his property investment 1 year ago

Marcus Rashford responds to Daily Mail article about his property investment

Ah, you say you don't want children to starve and yet you own more than one house, I am very clever

Marcus Rashford has responded to an article published by the Daily Mail which highlighted the footballer's investment in a number of properties alongside his ongoing campaign to end child food poverty.

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The article was widely criticised on social media, with many drawing comparisons to a story about David Beckham, which claimed he should be knighted for his charity work.

The headline of the Mail's story was: 'What a result! Campaigning football star Marcus Rashford has bought five luxury homes worth more than £2 million.'

Alternatively: 'well paid athlete protects family's future', as Rashford explained in a tweet.

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"Ok, so let's address this," said the Manchester United star.

"I'm 23. I came from little. I need to protect not just my future but my family's too.

"To do that I made a decision at the beginning of 2020 to start investing in more property.

"Please don't run stories like this alongside references to 'campaigning'."

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This is of course not the first time a footballer has called out the Daily Mail for their content. Raheem Sterling famously posted a statement to Instagram, criticising the tabloid for their differing coverage of two Manchester City players' spending habits, selflessly ignoring the coverage that he had received himself from the tabloid press for years.

Rashford has received a lot of support on social media since posting his response, with 10 thousand retweets at the time of writing.

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Gary Lineker wrote: "Here they go. This is how they start. Subtle to begin with, but it will grow. It’s what they do."