Marcus Rashford Star-Struck After Powerful Video Call With Ex-United States President Obama

Marcus Rashford Star-Struck After Powerful Video Call With Ex-United States President Obama

Babajide Orevba, Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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- Marcus Rashford was privileged to engage the first United States black president Barrack Obama in a video call

Both were said to have shared experiences on several things including their varying childhood events

- The Man United star said it was surreal to speak with the former president from the comfort of his kitchen

- The two had a video call and Obama admitted later that Rashford was way ahead of him when he was 23

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Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, got the rare privilege of engaging former US President Barrack Obama in an interesting one-on-one via video call.

The Red Devils' attacker was involved in a campaign to tackle food poverty among children last year when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak in the UK.

Furthermore, the 23-year-old set up a book club to help disadvantaged children read more and these moves earned him a sit down with Obama who is thoroughly impressed by the young star’s philanthropy. Obama said during the zoom call:

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"A lot of the young people I meet - including Marcus - they're ahead of where I was when I was 23. They're already making changes and being positive forces in their communities."
Marcus Rashford Star Struck after Engaging with Barrack Obama in Powerful Video Call
Rashford and Obama had a one-on-one via video call recently. Photo: BBC screengrab.
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The pair spoke over the video call where they had a nice bonding moment as they discussed their experiences growing up.

Both Rashford and Obama were raised by single mothers - something they could relate to all too well in their discussion.

Rashford admitted it was ‘surreal’ to speak to the former president but Obama’s general demeanour made him feel comfortable, he added:

"But, immediately, he made me feel at ease. It wasn't long before I realised just how aligned our experiences as children were in shaping the men you see today - adversity, obstacles and all.”

Thanks to Rashford’s campaign last year, 1.7m vulnerable children ended up being supported by a £520m Government scheme.

In August 2020, he formed a task force with popular food brands in the UK in a bid to help fight child food poverty.

Through a letter to MPs released on Tuesday, August 31, the 22-year old announced the formation of the task force with brands such as Aldi, Tesco, Deliveroo and Kellogg’s.

Rashford’s ambitious plan involves reaching out to the chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to fund the implementation of three key policy recommendations. earlier reported that Marcus Rashford has refused to rule out a move away from Old Trafford in the future despite being one of the most trusted players with the Red Devils.

Since Marcus Rashford broke into Manchester United first team, the England international has been superb for the EPL giants and has been given the fans what they used to get during the time of Wayne Rooney.

Sources close to Rashford claim he has expressed his desire to learn a foreign language thereby admitting love for two Spanish giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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