The England striker brought heart, and common humanity, to questions that are fundamentally, deeply political.
I am not one to rush to praise premier league footballers very often. But I think we can all agree Marcus has showed a level of maturity we can all admire and a humility we can warm to.
This is a great read on his political and personal impact this week.
It is remarkable the PM had to back down and then claim he had only heard about the campaign on the day of PMQs. This admission begs so many questions and strikes at the heart of what is wrong with this administration