Ex-Arsenal criticized for ‘unacceptable’ attitude to Man Utd star in US draw

Lee Dixon has been reprimanded for making a comment that was deemed to be “distasteful” regarding England forward Marcus Rashford during Friday’s match against the United States, which ended in a scoreless draw. At the World Cup bore draw held at Al Bayt Stadium, Dixon joined Sam Matterface in providing commentary, although his statement about Rashford caused some controversy.

At the winter tournament, the 25-year-old forward came off the bench for the second time in as many games, replacing Bukayo Saka in the 78th minute of the Group B draw. This was the player’s second appearance in as many games. On the field, Matterface commented that it was “good to see Rashford in form,” making a reference to the fact that Rashford has regained his confidence with Manchester United.

After enduring a nightmare season in 2021/22 in which he scored only five goals in 30 appearances, Rashford has found his scoring touch again under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag. This season, he has scored eight goals in 19 games, and he scored his first goal in a major tournament on Monday, when his team defeated Iran by a score of 6-2.

Dixon was reprimanded for adding, “He’s concentrating on his football,” despite the fact that he agreed with Matterface’s observation. And the Arsenal great who appeared to blame Rashford’s incredible charity work off the field for his poor form during the previous campaign has received criticism for his comments.

The following remark was sent out by the Twitter account @fishplums: “Really disgusting bit of commentary there where Matterface said ‘great to see Rashford in form,’ and Dixon replied ‘yeah it is, he’s concentrating on his game.'” On social media, incensed supporters referred to Dixon as a “clown” and used other insulting adjectives to describe him.

Rashford became a member of FareShare in March of 2020, and since then, he has amassed sufficient funds to provide the equivalent of more than 21 million meals to underprivileged children and families all over the United Kingdom. He has fought against the ineffective government of the country and has been a ray of hope for those who, without his assistance, might not have been able to eat.

Rashford was given the honor of a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Birthday Honours list in October 2020, and he has also received a number of other awards and accolades for his work to assist disadvantaged children. In addition to concerns regarding the availability of food, he campaigned against problems with Universal Credit and questioned Rishi Sunak regarding a permanent increase of £20.

In addition, he published the book titled “You Are a Champion,” which went on to win the “Book of the Year” award at the British Book Awards in 2022. And in spite of the fact that he insisted that football was the only thing on his mind throughout his run of poor form, he is now back on track with more impactful performances for both his club and his country.