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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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‘Pictures left me feeling overwhelmed’: Rashford speaks of support as new mural unveiled

Work on community football clubhouse in Manchester will link to archive of messages left on his portrait in nearby WithingtonMarcus Rashford has spoken of how a Manchester mural and its “outpouring of support really lifted” him at one of his “lowest p…

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Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

Officers investigating damage to Manchester artwork keeping open mind over motiveThe vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses.The artwork was…

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Manchester shows support for Marcus Rashford: ‘It’s evolved into something special’

Community comes together to back England footballer and oppose racism after mural was defacedFor Ed Wellard, “there was a kind of inevitability” to hearing that the mural of Marcus Rashford had been defaced after England’s Euro 2020 final defeat.Wellar…

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England fans wake up after wild night of football celebrations

Jubilant fans took to the streets to mark the team making it through to the Euro 2020 semi-finalsFirst came the beer, then the delirium and, as sure as Harry Kane in front of goal, the collective hangover.Thousands of England fans celebrated through th…

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‘The beautiful game is gone’: Manchester reacts to fan protests

Outside the Lowry Hotel, people are unsure if demonstrations will work but united about their necessity There’s a new bit of graffiti on the Trinity Bridge dividing Manchester and Salford: “Fuck United” reads the scrawl on one of the suspension pillars…

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Ministers promise crackdown on online racism against black footballers

Marcus Rashford describes racist abuse as ‘humanity and social media at its worst’Ministers have vowed to crack down on online racism levelled at footballers as Manchester police confirmed they were launching an investigation into the racial abuse a nu…

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Police investigating racist social media abuse of Manchester United players

Marcus Rashford among high-profile players to speak out‘We will be investigating these crimes thoroughly,’ say policeGreater Manchester police have confirmed they are investigating racist comments sent to a number of Manchester United players over soci…

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Manchester food banks urge Premier League clubs to pay staff real living wage

Cleaners and caterers at City and United are ‘struggling to put food on the table’Cleaners and caterers at Manchester’s Premier League football clubs are “struggling to put food on the table”, the city’s food banks have warned.Manchester food banks hav…

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‘Racism is not what Burnley is about’: how locals reacted to ‘White Lives Matter’ stunt

Lancashire town has worked hard to bring communities together since race riots of 2001Wajid Khan was half-watching his beloved Burnley football club when he received a WhatsApp message from a friend. It showed a banner reading, “White Lives Matter Burn…

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Old Trafford ‘racist assault’ not caught on CCTV, family told

Camera was pointing in another direction when Kamarl Nelson, 19, was allegedly attackedAn alleged racist assault against a teenage Manchester United worker by security staff outside Old Trafford was not captured by CCTV as the cameras were pointing in …

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Vincent Kompany misses own testimonial with hamstring injury

• Former Manchester City captain focused on homelessness cause• Around 50,000 expected at the Etihad on Wednesday nightVincent Kompany announced his testimonial game with some unsurprising news for Manchester City supporters: the former captain will no…

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Vincent Kompany misses own testimonial with hamstring injury

• Former Manchester City captain focused on homelessness cause• Around 50,000 expected at the Etihad on Wednesday nightVincent Kompany announced his testimonial game with some unsurprising news for Manchester City supporters: the former captain will no…

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Distressed Bury fans get mental health support from NHS

NHS trust to host session for people experiencing ‘emotional upset’ at football club’s demiseThe NHS is running mental health sessions for distressed fans of Bury FC following an outpouring of grief at the club’s expulsion from the football league.The …

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Greater Manchester group working to reinstate Bury into League Two

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham joins MPs and fan groupProposal for club to enter fourth tier at start of 2020-21 seasonGreater Manchester Combined Authority has joined forces with local MPs and a Bury fans group in a bid to save the club.Bury were expel…

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Greater Manchester group working to reinstate Bury into League Two

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham joins MPs and fan groupProposal for club to enter fourth tier at start of 2020-21 seasonGreater Manchester Combined Authority has joined forces with local MPs and a Bury fans group in a bid to save the club.Bury were expel…

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Bury’s demise is grim proof that small-town Britain is being left behind | David Conn

When I was growing up, Gigg Lane glowed with local glamour. Now the club’s plight may be prophetic for a neglected regionThe threatened expulsion of small town Bury from the English Football League – which could happen if the owner, Steve Dale, does no…

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Bury’s fate is a parable for the state of modern football | Anthony Clavane

A half-hour trip on Manchester’s metro perfectly illustrates the chasm between the game’s haves and have-notsEvery so often, the football world gets into a tizz about something fairly inconsequential. The game has gone, cry the doomsayers. Integrity ha…

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Bury’s fate is a parable for the state of modern football | Anthony Clavane

A half-hour trip on Manchester’s metro perfectly illustrates the chasm between the game’s haves and have-notsEvery so often, the football world gets into a tizz about something fairly inconsequential. The game has gone, cry the doomsayers. Integrity ha…