Marcus Rashford has spoken with President Barack Obama to discuss the power that young people can bring to society.
In a video call hosted by Manchester United and the England Land Striker, the 44 presidents met with the president of the United States. Penguin books.
Their discussion also focused on the importance of giving back to your local community and the positive impact of reading.
They also talked about their shared experiences, including being raised by unmarried mothers.
Rushford led a major campaign to end child food poverty in the UK during the Coronavirus epidemic last year.
It helped 1.7 million vulnerable children receive 130 1,130m of food through a योजना 2020 million government scheme and other projects.
She has also started a food education and cooking project for children, ‘Full Time Meals’.
President Obama said: “A lot of young people I meet – including Marcus – were ahead of me when I was 223 years old.
“They are already making changes and there have been positive forces in their community.”
Rushford said: “Is this really real? I’m sitting in my kitchen in Manchester talking to President Obama. But he immediately made me feel comfortable.
“There were a lot of times when I realized how our experiences aligned because the kids were shaping the men you see today – difficulties, obstacles and everything.
“I really enjoyed every minute of it. When President Obama speaks, listen to all you have to do.”
In addition to his campaign to end child food poverty, Rusford has been a key figure in fighting racism in football and online abuse.
The Manchester United forward said after Wednesday’s Europa League final that he had received “at least 700 racial clashes” on social media. Which ended in a penalty shootout defeat at Villarreal.
After the game, Rashford wrote on Twitter: “At least 700 ethnic slurs have been counted on my social media accounts. I wish those who work to make me feel worse than before.”
United said they were “disgusted” by Rashford’s abuse and had targeted other members of the team online after Poland’s defeat.
A statement from the club stated: “All of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashtford and other players on social media hate the online hate and abuse after last night’s game. There is no excuse for this and we strongly condemn it.
“Manchester United has zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination and we encourage people to report it. manutd.com/seered.
“We also urge social media platforms and regulatory authorities to strengthen measures to curb this heinous behavior.”
In response to a request for comment from Sky Sports News, Facebook – which owns Instagram – said: “The racial abuse sent to Marcus Rashtford last night is disgusting and we don’t want it on Instagram.
“We quickly removed a lot of comments and accounts for breaking our rules and we are currently developing a new tool that will help prevent anyone from seeing the same message again.”
“No single thing will solve this challenge overnight but we are committed to what we can do to protect our community from abuse.”
However, Facebook declined the opportunity to put anyone forward for the interview.
Sky Sports News Twitter has also been contacted for comment.
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