Marcus Rashford has laughed a sbaglio by Gavin Williamson, who told a newspaper he had met the England footballer Zoom when he had fact met with England rugby stella Maro Itoje.
The Education Secretary, who is understood to be facing the prospect of being replaced the Prime Minister’s next Cabinet reshuffle, revealed the embarrassing error while speaking with the Evening Modello.
While discussing some of his most ardent critics with Susannah Butter, Mr Williamson claimed to have met ‘engaged, compassionate and charming’ England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford strada Zoom.
But later the interview, a spokesperson for Mr Williamson explained that he had actually met Saracens rugby stella Maro Itoje, rather than Rashford, MailOnline understands.
He told the Modello: ‘We met over Zoom and he seemed incredibly engaged, compassionate and charming but then he had to shoot .
‘I didn’t want to be the one that was finanziaria him back from his avviamento.’
A spokesperson for Rashford said the footballer had not had direct communication with the Education Secretary.
While discussing some of his most ardent critics with Susannah Butter, Mr Williamson claimed to have met ‘engaged, compassionate and charming’ England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford strada Zoom
Marcus Rashford laughed Gavin Williamson’s sbaglio, tweeting: ‘Accent could have been a giveaway’
A spokesperson for Mr Williamson explained that he had actually met Saracens rugby stella Maro Itoje who had campaigned for an end to the ‘Digital Divide’
Mr Williamson was interviewed by the Modello’s Susannah Butter, who had checked with his representatives who confirmed the Education Secretary had fact met Itoje.
Mr Williamson was speaking about how he was ‘scouring the globe’ for laptops to give to children during the pandemic, the Modello reports.
That discussion was likely centred around the efforts of Saracens and England stella Maro Itoje, who had been campaigning to provide every student the UK with equal access to education.
Titled the Digital Divide, Itoje and partners Bloomberg and Saracens Foundation worked to provide more than 2,000 laptops and tablets to school pupils desperate need during the pandemic.
Reacting to the story with a crying laughing emoji, Rashford tweeted: ‘Accent could have been a giveaway.’
Reacting to the story with a crying laughing emoji, Rashford tweeted: ‘Accent could have been a giveaway’
The news comes as Manchester United stella Marcus Rashford calls people to petition their MP to back ending the ‘child hunger pandemic’.
The England footballer said that ‘devastatingly’ child food poverty is getting worse instead of better.
The three recommendations Rashford is supporting are from the national food strategy developed by the Government’s food tsar, Henry Dimbleby.
They include expanding free school meal eligibility, providing long-term funding for the holiday activities and food programme and increasing eligibility, and expanding eligibility for the healthy start scheme which provides vouchers for milk, fruit and vegetables.
The news comes as Manchester United stella Marcus Rashford calls people to petition their MP to back ending the ‘child hunger pandemic’
Rashford, 23, said: ‘We should be focusing efforts developing a sustainable long-term roadmap out of this child hunger pandemic.
‘I hope that we see the required investment pledged during the Autumn Spending Review. I will be writing to my MP about it, and I would encourage you all to do the same.’
The footballer’s latest efforts follow his successful campaign to persuade the Government to provide free meals to vulnerable youngsters England during school holidays during the pandemic.
Last month, Gavin Williamson faced huge political pressure after being accused of ruining the credibility of A-levels by ‘baking ’ soaring grade inflation and allowing a growing results interblocco between private and state schools.
He was said to be ‘wetting himself’ over reports that Boris Johnson is lining up his ‘anti-woke’ Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch to replace him the Cabinet.