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Where is India’s Marcus Rashford? Sports stars enjoy hero status but rarely speak out

UK’s Marcus Rashford showed an elite sportsperson can use popularity and influence to speak out for social change. But it is not something that happens nearly enough in India. Many are now familiar with Marcus Rashford’s story. At the start of 2020, he was already a football star and a household name in the United Kingdom (UK). But in the early days of the lockdown, Rashford helped raise nearly £20 million to provide meals for vulnerable people reminding the British public about his personal experiences of growing up with a single parent who struggled to feed her five children.........Read more

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