The Guardian - Marcus Rashford subjected to ‘at least 70 racial slurs’ online after Man U defeat 

The Guardian - Marcus Rashford subjected to ‘at least 70 racial slurs’ online after Man U defeat 

The Guardian’s front page picks up on the claims that ‘tens of thousands of people died needlessly due to the government’s poor handling of the pandemic – claims made by Dominic Cummings. 

The paper says Cummings painted a picture of a prime minister ‘obsessed with media’ and constantly making ‘U-turns’. 

Online, the Guardian reports on football star Marcus Rashford’s claims he’s been subjected to ‘at least 70 racial slurs’ online following Manchester United’s Europa League loss. 

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Dominic Cummings: ‘Tens of thousands died needlessly’ 

The Guardian leads with the claims that ‘tens of thousands of people died needlessly. The paper says Cummings portrayed prime minister Boris Johnson as “obsessed with media and making constant U-turns.” 

The Guardian also goes for the storyboard effect on its front splash, with three different expressions from Dominic Cummings. 


HEADLINES FROM THE GUARDIAN ONLINE. 

Matt Hancock denies Cummings claims 

In its live section, the paper reports the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has denied Dominic Cummings’ claims that he repeatedly lied to the public and ministers. 

The Guardian adds Hancock refused to deny Cummings’ claims he told colleagues patients would be tested before being discharged into care homes. 

But Hancock said that many of the allegations from the committee meeting were ‘unsubstaintiated’.  

Marcus Rashford suffers racial abuse on social media after Europa League final loss

Football superstar Marcus Rashford was subjected to more racial abuse on his social media accounts after Manchester United’s Europa League final defeat, reports the Guardian. 

Rashford said he had received “at least 70 racial slurs” on social media after the penalty shootout loss to Villarreal.

UK public ‘think Covid boost to universal credit should be permanent’

The Guardian says there is widespread public backing for keeping the £20-a-week COVID boost to universal credit as part of benefits for disabled people, careers and young adults, according to recent research. 

UK supreme court to take on paid interns from underrepresented groups

Paid internships will be offered for aspiring lawyers from underrepresented communities with the supreme court, as it seeks to increase diversity within the judiciary. 

Naomi Osaka will not speak to French Open press due to mental health impact

Tennis star Naomi Osaka will not give interviews during the French Open as she discusses the impact on mental health. The world’s number 2 said the press conferences put an ‘unfair burden’ on players, saying ‘I’m not going to subject myself to people that doubt me,’ the paper reports. 


GUARDIAN HEADLINES THIS WEEK: 

The Guardian – George Floyd, 1 year on – Cummings attack on the PM

The Guardian – 8,700 died after catching Covid in hospital – Sasha Johnson not the target 

The Guardian – World leaders welcome Israel-Hamas ceasefire

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