‘I benefited from free school meals’: Khan backs Rashford’s campaign

ENGLAND striker Marcus Rashford has said he is “more determined than ever” to eradicate child food poverty in the UK as he thanked London mayor Sadiq Khan for his solid backing. The 22-year-old Manchester United star has formed a taskforce along with some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets and food brands designed to address the […]

Messi tops wealth league ahead of Ronaldo, Neymar

LIONEL MESSI remains the world’s richest football player, despite the Argentine maestro being denied a potentially money-spinning move away from Barcelona this month after a contract-dispute. According to a list compiled by Forbes, Messi‘s total earnings this year are $126 million — $92 million from his salary and $34 million in endorsements. Cristiano Ronaldo comes in […]

Messi stays at Barca to avoid ‘legal war’, calls club management a ‘disaster’

LIONEL MESSI has said he will stay at Barcelona, but only because the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu broke his word to let him leave. Messi’s stinging attack on Bartomeu and the club means his future still remains in doubt. Even if he is not allowed to go this summer, 33-year-old Messi can negotiate with other teams […]

Kick it Out sees 42 per cent spike in discrimination reports, says findings just ‘tip of the iceberg’

ANALYSIS by an anti-racism charity has found a “shocking” 42 per cent spike in incidence of discrimination over the last season of English professional football, highlighting “a lurking pernicious threat”. Kick it Out said it received 446 reports of discrimination in 2019-20, compared with 313 in the previous season, even as some games were played […]

Rashford forms taskforce with food brands to tackle hunger among children

MARCUS RASHFORD has formed a taskforce with some major food brands to help tackle hunger among children, the Manchester United and England forward said on Tuesday (1). Rashford had earned widespread praise after the 22-year-old successfully campaigned for school food vouchers to be provided over the summer holidays in Britain, revealing that he had relied […]

Argentines hoping for Messi-Guardiola reunion at City

THE news that Lionel Messi wants to leave Barcelona may have shocked the football world but his fellow Argentines back his decision and they are excited by growing reports of a reunion with coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. One of Argentina’s top newspapers reported that Messi believes his time in Barcelona is over and […]

The ‘Atomic Flea’ bomb: top European clubs circle as Messi calls time at Barcelona

SIX-TIME Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave in a “bombshell” fax that is expected to spark a legal battle over a buy-out clause worth hundreds of millions of dollars and a fight from top European clubs eager to sign up the Argentinian. Signalling the end of an era at […]

Priti Patel calls for crackdown on racist abuse in football

UK home secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday (29) issued a call for social media companies to rid their platforms of racism after hearing about the real life impact on footballers who are targeted with racist abuse, both on and off the pitch. During a visit to Wembley Stadium in London ahead of the FA Cup […]

Former England keeper James eyes coaching role in England

FORMER Liverpool and England goalkeeper David James says lockdown has given him plenty of time to indulge in his passion for art and also plot a move into management. The 49-year-old, capped 53 times, cut his managerial teeth with Kerala Blasters in south India, but now believes it is time to look closer to home. […]

Former England footballer wants 30 per cent BAME representation at top levels of UK Sport

FORMER England soccer international Eniola Aluko has called for an increase in Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) racial diversity at the top level of UK Sport to 30 per cent. The lack of ethnic minority representation in national sports governing bodies has come to light through the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks. A report […]

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