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Marcus Rashford Leading Massive Campaign To End Child Food Poverty (Because UK Govt. Too Cruel To Care)

At least 100 organisations have come forward to supply free school meals during half term in the UK, inspired by Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford's campaign to end child food poverty.

On Thursday, Rashford urged contributors and local businesses to tweet using the hashtag #endchildfoodpoverty, which would allow the 22-year-old to locate them.

The offers to help ranged from small sandwich shops, catering companies to big restaurant chains such as McDonald's UK.

Rashford said he was "blown away" by the response to the nationwide campaign.

17-Year-Old Ansu Fati Subjected To Disturbing Racism From Spain’s Third-Largest Newspaper

I don’t know if Spanish newspaper ABC is indeed as pathetically racist as it appears to be, but it’s hard to think otherwise after its recent game report of Barcelona’s Champions League win over Ferencváros on Tuesday. The author’s half-assed non-apology only heightens my suspicions. 

New LA NWSL Team Releases Name, Officially Joins League With Even More Superstar Investors

Angel City FC has officially joined the NWSL. 

5 Activities Average Americans Are Definitely Better At Than Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a freak of nature whose abs could harness the power of Medusa and turn people to stone. He’s a fitness and fashion icon, debated G.O.A.T of the world’s most popular sport and has a past girlfriends depth chart for the ages. What is Ronaldo bad at? Is there anything us mortals could outperform the Portuguese god in?

The Greatest Goal Scorer Of All Time Is Coming To The Greatest Goal Scoring Video Game Of All Time

With all due respect to FIFA and PES, the most fun soccer video game is Rocket League. As fun as it is to play as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in more traditional soccer sims, playing soccer with a rocket-powered car is so much better. 

Fan Reaction To Ronaldo’s Covid-19 Surprisingly Rational

LISBON — Football fans in Lisbon were unsurprised after Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive COVID-19, saying it simply showed everyone was at risk of getting infected — and famous athletes were no exception.

Portugal's Football Federation said in a statement on Tuesday the 35-year-old Juventus forward was asymptomatic and would miss Wednesday's UEFA Nations League game against Sweden as he self-isolates.

In Portugal's capital Lisbon, not too far from the football facility where Ronaldo is, fans were not shocked by the news.

Juventus’ American Backbone Tests Positive For Covid-19

Serie A champions Juventus have sent their squad into isolation after midfielder Weston McKennie tested positive for COVID-19, the Turin club said in a statement on Wednesday.

However, Juventus, who made the announcement after forward Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive while with the Portugal national team, made it clear that training and matches would continue as normal for players who continue to test negative.

I Just Binged ‘Ted Lasso’ And Can’t Believe How Lovely It Was

Like many American soccer fans, I got a huge kick out of the Ted Lasso commercials NBC created in 2013 to advertise its Premier League coverage. Jason Sudeikis, of SNL fame, played an American football coach hired to manage Tottenham Hotspurs. The parody was great, Sudeikis was hilarious and it promoted NBC’s soccer coverage before everything turned into a competition to see how much money the broadcaster to make off Peacock. 

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