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Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

Kick It Out wants 'racist' Lukaku chant stopped

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Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out has contacted Manchester United to ask them to stop the club's fans singing a "racist" chant about Romelu Lukaku.It says the lyrics, about the size of the Belgium striker's penis, are "offensive and discriminatory"."Racist stereotypes are never acceptable, irrespective of any intention to show support for a player," said Kick It Out.Manchester United say they will liaise with Kick it Out on the matter.The Old Trafford club are also waiting to learn whether the chant is regarded as racist for criminal purposes and is therefore actionable.A United blog has already asked the club's fans to refrain from the song."It's a cheap and insulting stereotype that has no place in this day and age," United fan Scott Patterson wrote in a post on The Republik of Mancu...
Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

Uefa charges Celtic after fan runs on to pitch 'and aims kick at Mbappe'

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Celtic have been charged by Uefa after a fan ran on to the pitch and appeared to aim a kick at Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe.The incident happened late in the first half of Tuesday's Champions League match at Celtic Park, shortly after the visitors' third goal in a 5-0 win.PSG also face a charge after seats were damaged in the away section. The cases will be dealt with by Uefa's control, ethics and disciplinary body on 19 October.Police Scotland reported seven arrests at the match, including a 21-year-old man charged with alleged pitch incursion and assault.He was taken into custody, along with three other men who were accused of assault, breach of the peace and violating the offensive behaviour at football act 2012.Match report: Celtic 0-5 PSGWe played like under-12s, says Rodger...
Former CIA officer wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

Former CIA officer wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off

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Former undercover CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can't use it. Wilson launched the fundraiser last week, tweeting, "If @Twitter executives won't shut down Trump's violence and hate, then it's up to us. #BuyTwitter #BanTrump." The GoFundMe page for the fundraiser says Trump's tweets "damage the country and put people in harm's way." As of Wednesday morning, she had raised less than $ 6,000 of the billion-dollar goal. In an emailed statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the low total shows that the American people like the president's use of Twitter. "Her ridiculous attempt to shut down his First Amendment is the only clear violation and expression of hate and intolerance in this equation," th...
Eniola Aluko: Kick It Out wants new FA inquiry into England striker's claims

Eniola Aluko: Kick It Out wants new FA inquiry into England striker's claims

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Media playback is not supported on this device The Football Association should conduct "a comprehensive and independent review" into Eniola Aluko's claims against England boss Mark Sampson, says anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out.The footballer, 30, has accused Sampson of "bullying and discrimination".Sampson, 34, has been cleared of wrongdoing by two investigations and vehemently denies Aluko's claims.But details given by Aluko in a BBC interview on Monday "throw new light on the allegations", Kick It Out said.The Chelsea Ladies player alleges Sampson made a "racist comment" about her family in Nigeria being infected with the Ebola virus. Sampson vehemently denies saying this.The FA said the allegation arose in informal corresponden...
Kick Off: Football tactics special – Monday, June 26

Kick Off: Football tactics special – Monday, June 26

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Listen above to the Kick Off: Football tactics specialMonday, June 26, 2017Mark Saggers is joined by authors Michael Cox and Jonathan Wilson to discuss the development of tactics since the Premier League’s inception 25 years ago.The trio trace the importance of foreign influence within previous title winning teams, combining traditional physicality with modern finesse, and the alarming shortage of British managers working in England’s top-flight today.Listen above or click here to download the Kick Off special from iTunes, along with previous editions.Let's block ads! (Why?)