BBC planning special award for Manchester United star Marcus Rashford
This comes amidst reports that the player is set to miss out on the network’s prestigious Sports Personality of the Year award (SPOTY).
The United star, often a hero on the pitch, has shown himself to be the same off it as well. His fight against child poverty has been met with appreciation from a number of different backgrounds.
Given his efforts to the social cause, it comes as no surprise that public opinion is overwhelmingly in support of the striker.
There has been a growing clamour for Rashford to be handed the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, with Greater Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham also backing the striker for the award.
The current favourite to win the SPOTY is British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton. There is no question regarding the Mercedes-AMG Petronas’s sporting achievements as he looks set to draw level with Michael Schumacher.
Rashford, however, looks set to miss out on the shortlist because the criteria states it must reflect ‘sporting achievements’.
BBC, meanwhile, may recognize to celebrate Rashford’s efforts in some other capacity. While nothing has been confirmed yet, it would appear that the matter is being given some thought.
“It’s very early days yet in the process, but the organisers have discussed how they can recognise Marcus’s outstanding campaigning efforts this year.”
More Manchester United News
- Victor Lindelof praises the Manchester United attack for RB Leipzig victory
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singles out Manchester United star Fred in Leipzig win
- Manchester United star Alex Telles tests positive for Covid-19
The Special Achievement Award has only been handed out on five occasions before. The recipients include jockey Lester Piggott, marathon runner Dennis Moore, comedians David Walliams and Eddie Izzard, and Sebastian Coe (for his part in bringing the 2012 Olympics to London).
Presenting Rashford with the same would ensure he gets his recognition while Hamilton would also get his due for his achievements. It is a win-win for all involved.
In Other News
Transfer News: Man United baulk at La Liga star’s £68m release clause
Manchester United reluctant to pay Sevilla’s £68m release clause for ace defender Jules Kounde According to the Daily Mail, Manchester...
Man United need to fork out at least £30m for this promising Championship starlet
Norwich City demand at least £30m for Manchester United target Max Aarons According to The Sun, Manchester United will need...
Nike and Puma to battle for Man United star’s signature after off-field activities
Nike and Puma to battle it out for Manchester United ace Marcus Rashford According to the Daily Mail, Nike and...
Manchester United earmark Dutch wonderkid Ryan Gravenberch to replace Paul Pogba
Manchester United eye Ajax Amsterdam sensation Ryan Gravenberch to replace Paul Pogba According to Todofichajes, Manchester United are keeping tabs...
“Rules are the same” – Man United star demands injured teammate to share the fine for rule break
Nemanja Matic wants Paul Pogba to pay up for training ground offence Speaking to the club’s official site, Manchester United...
Manchester United angered by 16-year-old starlet’s actions back home
Manchester United to recall Isak Hansen-Aaroen from Norway in March Accordingding to iTromso via VG (h/t Sport Witness), Manchester United...
Man United star receives prestigious award for ‘accomplishing great things’ in society
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford awarded the gold Blue Peter Badge According to Daily Mail, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford...
“We are all with you” – De Gea sends words of support to beleaguered Liverpool counterpart Alisson
David de gea leads the way as Manchester United show their support to Alisson Becker Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker experienced...
Man United to battle Liverpool for Bruno Fernandes’ former teammate
Manchester United to battle Liverpool for Leeds United ace Raphinha According to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari on Twitter, Manchester United...
Manchester United ready to offload Mata to accommodate the resurgent Lingard
Manchester United could be set to replace Juan Mata with Jesse Lingard According to ESPN (h/t Caught Offside), Jesse Lingard...