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Mural of Marcus Rashford

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Mural of Marcus Rashford
Year2020 (2020)
SubjectMarcus Rashford
LocationWithington, Manchester, United Kingdom

A mural of footballer Marcus Rashford exists in Withington, Manchester, United Kingdom.


The painting is based on a photograph by Daniel Cheetham and completed by Akse in collaboration with the street art project Withington Walls.[1] The mural appears on an exterior wall of Coffee House Cafe on Copson Street.[2][3]


The mural was completed in 2020.[4]

The painting was vandalized following the UEFA Euro 2020 Final. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham described the mural defacement as a "despicable, shameful act".[1] In response, people placed supportive messages across the artwork.[1][5] Akse restored the mural.[6][7] On 16 July 2021, Manchester City Council announced plans to preserve the items left at the mural following the vandalism. A representative of the council described the public’s response as a "Manchester moment we will all remember and should not forget".[8]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Marcus Rashford mural defaced after England Euro 2020 defeat". BBC News. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  2. "Art house: a celebration of football murals – in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  3. Ormesher, Bradley (14 December 2020). "Striking a pose for Marcus Rashford". The Times. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  4. "Marcus Rashford thanks artist for Withington mural". November 10, 2020 – via www.bbc.com.
  5. Khan, Aina J. (13 July 2021). "A Manchester Mural Was Defaced by Racist Graffiti. Soccer Fans Rushed to Fix It". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  6. "Marcus Rashford mural graffiti 'not racial', say police". BBC News. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  7. "Euro 2020: Marcus Rashford mural restored following vandalism". ESPN. 13 July 2021. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  8. Slater, Chris (July 16, 2021). "What is next for the Marcus Rashford mural?". Manchester Evening News.

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