Liverpool as a football club has is inextricable from Liverpool the city. This means that the two share the same ideals, values and enemies. Since the dawn of time, one of these enemies, if in an albeit sibling manner, has been Manchester and Manchester United. However, the two share a common cause and as a result, Liverpool fans should give Marcus Rashford a standing ovation when fans are next allowed back into Anfield.
Marcus Rashford has been applauded throughout the country for his fight to end child food poverty.
The Manchester United star has been a figurehead for a movement which is aiming to stop children going hungry.
Over the summer the striker made headlines when he caused a government U-turn which enabled children to claim free school meal vouchers throughout the summer, a move which impacted 1.3m children according to the BBC.
The youngster is still continuing his campaign and has recently drawn praise from Mayor of London and Liverpool fan, Sadiq Khan.
Andy Robbo on Rashford
Andy Robertson was born in Glasgow, where recent figures have claimed that 1 in 3 children were living in poverty in 2017.
The Scotsman knows as well as most how important Rashford’s campaign is.
As a result the Scotsman told The Times that Liverpool fans could give Marcus Rashford a standing ovation when fans next watch the two sides at Anfield, saying:
“Once the fans are back in, Marcus Rashford could be the first Manchester United player to get a standing ovation here. He’d definitely deserve it because thousands of families are getting fed now.”
What RTK has to say
We couldn’t agree more.
At its core, Liverpool is a socialist football club in a socialist city. We saw this in the backlash to the club intending to use the furlough scheme over the summer, a move they swiftly u-turned on.
We all, as Liverpool fans support Marcus Rashford on his crusade to end child hunger. If you aren’t on board then you aren’t the Liverpool fan that you think you are.
This is an issue completely in keeping with the values of the club and the city. When the time comes, Liverpool fans should give Marcus Rashford a thunderous applause at Anfield.