Manchester United star player Marcus Rashford became the youngest person to top The Sunday Times Giving List. Over the past year, the young England international became something of a hero to many Brits with his decision to face down the United Kingdom’s government proposal to cut expenses towards free school lunches.
Marcus Rashford Used His Reputation to Benefit Others
Having experienced hunger as a child, Rashford knew very well that disadvantaged children rely on school lunches for a healthy daily calorie intake. His persistent lobbying against the government’s proposal got United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to turn on the Conservative Party and allocate $240 million for free food vouchers from last November through the summer of 2021.
In response to his valiant stand, Marcus Rashford was given the Professional Footballers Merit Award and was recommended by the Prime Minister to receive an MBE (Member of the British Empire).
Donations made by the forward, and by people inspired by his actions to combat food poverty, generated an estimate of $28 million, which gave him a “Giving Index” ranking of 125% of his personal net worth, which is around $23 million.
Even His Rivals Acknowledged His Actions
Marcus Rashford was highly praised by many notable individuals, including Liverpool F.C. midfielder and England national team captain, Jordan Henderson. The latter, who ranked sixth on The Sunday Times Giving List, spoke highly of his younger teammate’s actions and pointed out that Rashford’s battle against food poverty gave kids a voice who otherwise wouldn’t have one.
The Manchester United player was humbled by his nomination for an MBE and shared with reporters that he would have never thought that a young Black man from Wythenshawe would get such an honor.
2021 can turn out to be ever greater for Rashford as he is part of England’s squad for the 2020 European Championship, which many pundits believe that the English team could end up winning.
Netflix announced in a post from its NX Twitter account that the company would make a 3D animated TV show based on the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Since then, Netflix officials took the tweet down, but the news had already spread throughout the fanbase of the beloved extraterrestrial hedgehog. The series will debut in 2022, and the only thing that is certain about it is that it will be centered around the main character of the almost thirty-year-old SEGA media franchise.
The New Sonic Series Is Produced By SEGA, WildBrain, and Man of Action Entertainment
Man of Action Entertainment and WildBrain Ltd. are collaborating with SEGA to produce the new Sonic project. While WildBrain is a production company that has made many of the popular children’s shows for TV, Man of Action Entertainment is best known for its Big Hero 6 and Ben 10 TV series. Certainly, such a partnership looks promising, and fans can rest easy knowing that their favorite hedgehog is in capable hands.
While Netflix’s teaser image is the only hint fans got regarding the new production, it does reveal some details. Most notably, the new artwork shows the silhouette of the character Sonic, which follows the modern 3D design and does away with the stubbier and chubbier classic Sonic looks.
SEGA Might Be Abandoning Old and More Recent Designs for the Appearance of Sonic
Fans quickly assumed that the teaser image is representative of the animated show and reveals how the SEGA mascot will appear in the products. This could mean that SEGA is largely moving away from both classic designs like the one from Sonic Mania and the more recent ones from the Sonic Boom spin-off TV show and games.
The new TV series about the extraterrestrial hedgehog will become the latest TV show on Netflix based on video games. The largest streaming service provider is also working on Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed, and Resident Evil series. Still, Netflix is no stranger to such productions and already has several seasons of its mature audience-oriented animated Castlevania show available for its viewers. The latter is currently enjoying huge popularity among the users of the streaming platform.