'There will be change' Marcus Rashford on racial inequality in football
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'There will be change' Marcus Rashford on racial inequality in football

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford thinks we will “see a lot of change” in football as the Premier League considers introducing a BAME quota for coaching staff.

There has been increasing pressure on the sport to address the lack of BAME coaches and managers as Black Lives Matter protests continue to take place across the globe.

Last week Rashford’s England teammate Raheem Sterling called for black coaches and those from other ethnic minorities to be given the same opportunities at elite level as their white counterparts.



Rashford was appearing on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday morning to discuss his pivotal role in the Government’s U-turn on free school dinners over the summer holidays – as you can see in the video above.

The conversation then moved on to football and Piers Morgan, alongside co-host Susanna Reid, was eager to know Rashford’s thought’s on the key debate within the sport as the Premier League gets set to return on Wednesday night.

“Raheem Sterling, a colleague of yours for England, rival at club level obviously,” Piers said.

“He’s called on the Government to intervene to ensure more black representation on the boards of sporting governing bodies, including the FA.

“There are so few owners, chairmen, managers in British football who are black and we need the people who have the power to be black to, I think, affect real change, what do you think about that?”

The 22-year-old replied by saying he thinks change is on the way.

“I think during this generation of football, especially, you’ll see a lot of things change,” he said.

“Because of people like Raheem [Sterling] speaking out, just saying what he feels and what he truly thinks.

“I do genuinely believe that there will be change and in the future we’ll see more of the things that he’s speaking about.

“But yeah, I’m just looking forward, I’m happy that people are speaking out and using their platform for positive things, it just shows that people do want the best for the country and for sports.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am.

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