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Kilmarnock: Steve Clarke on tackling sectarianism in Scottish football

Kris Boyd and Steve Clarke have been subjected to recent sectarian abuse Scottish Premiership: Livingston v Kilmarnock Venue: Tony Macaroni Arena Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 15:00 GMT Coverage: Updates on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB & the BBC Sport website Sectarianism in Scotland is a “sad reflection on us as a society” and “everybody has to take some responsibility” for tackling it, says Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke. Clarke said he faced abuse from the “dark ages” in his side’s 5-0 Scottish Cup replay defeat to Rangers. His striker Kris Boyd…

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Derry City: UK football club staying in Europe after Brexit

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Derry’s UEFA Cup run in 2006 saw them take on French giants PSG – after Brexit they will travel to Europe for every away In the world of sport, Brexit, backstops and borders may not be foremost in the thoughts of fans. That sport and politics should not mix is, after all, an oft repeated phrase. But for Derry City Football Club, this year celebrating 90 years since its first competitive match, Brexit puts the club in a unique position. When Brexit happens, the…

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FA Cup: ‘He’s fluffed it’ – Mumford & Sons try football commentary

Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford and Winston Marshall give football commentary a go, describing Nat Knight-Percival’s bizarre goal for Bradford in the second round against Plymouth in December 2017. WATCH MORE: ‘Offside, what is this?’ – WWE stars try football commentary Watch live Chelsea v Manchester United on Monday, 18 February from 1900 GMT on BBC One and the BBC Sport website. Source link

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South Africa football: ‘Being openly gay has held my career back’

In many African countries, being gay is a crime. And on the football field it’s very rare to find openly gay players. But one player is hoping to change that… Phuti Lekoloane plays in goal in the third tier of South African football and is trying to break stereotypes to pave the way for other gay players to come out. Video journalist: Christian Parkinson Source link

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Watford v Everton: Four arrested over football violence

Image copyright Rick Kelsey Image caption The trouble occurred near to Watford’s Vicarage Road ground Four people have been arrested after two men were left needing hospital treatment following a fight near Watford Football Club’s stadium. The men sustained facial cuts and bruises, according to police. Officers were called to Vicarage Road at about 17:10 GMT following the conclusion of Watford’s Premier League match against Everton. Hertfordshire Constabulary said the injured men had been taken to hospital “for further assessment”. Watford supporter Lewis, 31, who did not want to give…

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Flamengo football club fire: What happens at Flamengo resonates across the country

The blaze is reported to have started in an accommodation block “Everyone is born a Flamengo fan, but some degenerate along the way.” This local phrase does much to highlight to swagger and self-esteem of Brazil’s most popular club, a huge institution whose history does much to illustrate that of the game in this giant country. Formed in 1898 as a rowing club, Flamengo took up football a few years later and were in their early years an institution for the elite. But in the 1930s Brazilian culture was changing…

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Flamengo football club: Ten die in Rio de Janeiro fire

A fire has engulfed a dormitory at the youth team training centre of one of Brazil’s biggest football clubs, killing 10 people, local media report. Three people were also injured when the fire broke out at Ninho de Urubu, the training ground of Flamengo football club, in Rio de Janeiro. The fire reportedly broke out as players were sleeping. The cause is not yet known. Flamengo is one of Brazil’s biggest and best-known clubs. Social media posts showed the extent of the devastation at the ground. According to the G1…

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Briton held in UAE in Qatar football shirt row

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Ahmad is said to have been arrested after watching Qatar play Iraq A Briton has been arrested and detained in the United Arab Emirates after reportedly being assaulted when he wore a Qatar football team shirt to a match. Ali Issa Ahmad, 26, from Wolverhampton, is said to have been unaware of a law against “showing sympathy” for Qatar – brought in amid a diplomatic dispute. His friend says he was held after telling police he had been attacked. The UAE embassy in…

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Sports minister Mims Davies to hold meeting with football leaders to tackle abuse

Raheem Sterling was allegedly racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea in December Sports minister Mims Davies will hold an “urgent” meeting with football leaders to try to tackle racism and discrimination in the sport. The Football Association, Premier League, Football League, players’ representatives and anti-discrimination groups such as Stonewall and Kick It Out will be invited to the meeting. It follows incidents of alleged racism and abuse in football in recent weeks. “Together we must find a way to tackle this,” Davies said. “Those involved in abuse…

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Trump says he wouldn’t ‘steer’ son toward football

President Donald Trump said that he wouldn’t encourage his youngest son to play football, citing the dangers of the sport. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting to “discuss fighting human trafficking on the southern border” in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Trump was asked in a wide-ranging interview about his son, Barron, and football. “It’s a very good question,” Trump said when asked if he would allow Barron…

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