Embarrassing blunder as Gavin Williamson confuses Man United star with rugby player

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Education secretary Gavin Williamson has embarrassed himself by appearing to mix up Manchester United star Marcus Rashford with Maro Itoje, a rugby player.

Williamson is said to have spoken of enjoying a chat with Rashford over Zoom, only for his team to later clarify that they’ve never actually spoken, and that the Conservative MP was probably talking about his call with Saracens and England ace Itoje instead.

See below for details from Tom Newton Dunn, who tweeted about the unfortunate error that is certainly seeing Williamson get a lot of stick on social media, with Rashford and Itoje themselves tweeting about the blunder…

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Rashford joked that Williamson should have known from the accent that it wasn’t him, while Itoje also mocked the mistake by confirming he’s not Rashford…

As quoted by the Guardian, Williamson later insisted he’d made a genuine mistake, having mixed up the issues Itoje was bringing up with some of the campaigning Rashford has done.

Labour MP David Lammy described the error as “appalling” in a blistering attack on Williamson, while Angela Rayner also launched a scathing attack on the education secretary…

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