Fans, celebs and Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked Marcus Rashford for saving free school meals – rapper Jay-Z was no doubt pretty pleased too.
The rapper — real name Shawn Carter is now the 22-year-old star’s manager after mentoring him for months in the run-up to Rashford forcing the Government into making its big U-turn.
Roc Nation, the £75million management agency founded by Jay-Z, last week announced it had signed the young England player.
But the hip-hop mogul is not concerned with Marcus’s football career.
He is more interested in turning him into a campaigner on the world stage.
The billionaire businessman wooed Marcus before lockdown, flying him to Miami in February to watch the Super Bowl.
Now Roc Nation Sports has confirmed it has signed Marcus — but his brothers will still handle his football career, while the offshoot of Jay-Z’s management firm will deal with his activities off the field.
The company says it looks for talent from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Like Marcus, Jay-Z grew up in poverty and was raised by single mother Gloria in Brooklyn, New York.
After the death of George Floyd in police custody the company took out full-page adverts in US newspapers quoting Martin Luther King Jr in his memory.