Kelly Cates calls out Tory MP Julian Knight with Marcus Rashford fact

Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates has called out Conservative politician Julian Knight by using Marcus Rashford as an example to criticise the government.

Knight attempted to make light of the Premier League facing a £1billion loss in revenue due to the coronavirus crisis, by comparing it to that of charities.

Sharing an article by finance experts Deloitte outlining the potential economic implications for the top flight, Knight tweeted: "To put into context, charities, which help millions of people, face a shortfall of £4bn."

Cates was among a number of Twitter users quick to respond, writing: "To put into context, a footballer @MarcusRashford is helping to feed vulnerable children over the summer that your government won’t."

The tweet gained plenty of response from other users, and Cates followed it up with another jibe aimed at Knight himself.

She posted evidence of his voting record in Parliament, where he has held a seat as the MP for Solihull since 2015.

The record showed that Knight has continually voted against paying higher benefits for those unable to work due to illness or disability.

He has also consistently backed attempts to reduce the amount of welfare spending in the UK.

Rashford meanwhile has been leading by example with his charitable work during lockdown.

The Man Utd and England striker has helped raise more than £20million in food donations as part of a project with FareShare.

He had originally set a target of £100,000 after making a sizable donation himself, but has since eclipsed that figure by some distance.

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Leading brands including Tesco, Asda, Co-op, Pret a Manger and Pizza Express have all got involved with the scheme.

All donations help to provide food to vulnerable children who depend on school dinners, but faced going without during lockdown.

Rashford also led a televised PE lesson for children across the country on Wednesday, teaming up with BBC Bitesize for the session.

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