Marcus Rashford did not tweet this at Katie Hopkins
23rd Jun 2020
Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford tweeted at Katie Hopkins telling her to “f*** off”.
The Twitter account that tweeted this is not Marcus Rashford’s verified account.
Several Facebook posts have claimed to show a tweet from Marcus Rashford, the footballer who asked the government to reverse plans to end the school meal voucher scheme during the holidays, to commentator Katie Hopkins.
The tweet is not from his official, verified Twitter account. His real Twitter handle is “@MarcusRashford”, whereas the one that tweeted at her is “@MarcusRashforrd”. As well as an extra ‘r’, it doesn’t have the blue verification tick after his name, just an emoji.
However, the fake account has used the same display name and profile picture as his real Twitter account, which seems to have led to confusion.
This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false because the account pictured is not his.