Andy Robertson has highlighted the importance of footballers undertaking charity work as he praised Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.
The Scotland captain is involved in several charitable projects including Street Soccer Scotland. Manchester United’s academy product has taken credit for his in recent months.
Rashford has undertaken a relentless campaign to get children across the UK free meals, putting the UK government under constant pressure. He has inspired change and earned himself an MBE in the process.
Praise from all quarters of the footballing spectrum has fallen at the door of the Manchester United man including praise from Scotland’s captain, who says all footballers need to follow the lead of Rashford.
“We’re all in the situation where people need to start doing things and he’s at the top of the tree just now,” said Robertson (Big Issue). “He’s a credit to football. Forget any rivalry, it’s nothing because we all have the same view as Marcus on this.
“He is definitely making his voice heard. We can at least give people a meal each day and make sure they’re fed whatever their circumstances are. It doesn’t sit well with me if we don’t.
“It’s incredible the amount of people that rely on food banks, it’s scary. And, unfortunately, that number is only going to get higher with what’s going on in the world just knowing people are losing jobs and things like that.
“So people that are fortunate enough to have a job and get paid well – I believe we can give that back because these people need us now probably more than ever.”