Former Coventry City striker Clinton Morrison has said that Manchester United and England ace Marcus Rashford, 19 years his junior, has become his hero after he forced the government into a u-turn on their plans to end free school meals during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 22-year-old striker has fought tirelessly to ensure children do not go hungry after Boris Johnson opted not to extend food vouchers for children up and down the country into the summer holidays.
He has now helped to raise £20m for charity and has used his platform to make a real difference.
And Morrison, who remembers being left hungry himself during his childhood in South London, has hailed his efforts as “superb”.
“I don’t have to say much to be honest, everyone has already said so much,” Morrison told TalkSPORT.
“He is my hero and he is younger than me. I really look up to him because what he has done is superb.
“I can understand about those school vouchers, I was the same. It was a real struggle for us when we were younger.
“Everything that he was saying and pushing was superb. The young man is a credit to himself, a credit to his family, a credit to his football club and a credit to his country too.
The former Sky Blues star, who hit 21 goals for Coventry in 91 league games, added: “I think he has acted brilliantly.”