‘I Know What It Feels Like to Be Hungry’: Lewis Hamilton Hails Marcus Rashford for His Efforts

February 18, 2021 4:26 pm

The seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, has praised Marcus Rashford. The footballer played a vital role in tackling child food poverty. Rashford and the British driver who was in Time’s 100 most influential people due to the awareness they have raised in the world.

Hamilton & Rashford have been fighting social injustice throughout the year talking about equality and fighting for those in need. The Queen awarded the sports personalities for their tremendous work outside their field.

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Game recognizes game

While praising the football talent, Hamilton said.” I know what it feels like to be hungry, By standing up for the most vulnerable in our society and using his platform and influence to create positive change, Marcus inspired countless others to join him on this mission and cemented his status as a role model.”

The Mercedes driver added, “In a year that showed us the power of working together toward a common goal, he was a galvanizing force behind uniting people across the U.K. in the effort to ensure that no child goes hungry.

“His determination, resilience, and persistence have been truly inspiring. I cannot wait to see how he continues this important work.”

Lewis Hamilton has been a beacon of hope to many as well. The number 44 has fought for justice on the Formula One grid. While chasing his seventh world championship he raised awareness for equality and diversity in the world of motorsport.

Being a voice to those in need

Hamilton and Rashford have used their popularity to voice the common man’s opinion. Notably, when the pandemic started, Rashford fought for children who relied on school for food. He spoke to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to make sure that no child goes hungry. While his fellow countrymen fought for fairness for all.

2018 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX (13 September 2018) – Zone 1 – Paddock Club – Drivers’ Autograph Session Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton Singapore Grand Prix via Reuters Plus

Notably, their hard work and persistence have paid off. Hamilton has received his Knighthood and Rashford being awarded an MBE for this fight away from the field. The work that Lewis Hamilton and Marcus Rashford have done is truly inspiring for the next generation.

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Arpit Gomes

Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza. When he's not writing about F1 or watching Drive to Survive, Arpit can be found producing documentary films.

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