Manchester United's Marcus Rashford applauds during a minutes applause before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). | MATTHEW CHILDS
... was Marcus Rashford. For a 22-year-old Manchester United footballer to have managed to get the British government to do a swift U-turn on free school meal vouchers in the summer holidays was testimony to his determination, his sincerity and his humility. The government was shamed into the U-turn, and Boris Johnson was unconvincing in saying that he had been unaware of Rashford's campaign. It was further shamed by the fact that the health minister had, early on in the crisis, criticised footballers. Yet here was a young footballer, not alone in inspiring good works, who had exposed the lack of judgement shown by that criticism.