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Tottenham condemn ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Heung-min Son after defeat to Man United as South Korea forward becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted online

Tottenham condemn ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse of Heung-min Son after defeat to Man United as South Korea forward becomes latest Premier League star to be targeted online

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Tottenham have condemned the ‘abhorrent’ racial abuse directed at Heung-min Son on social media after their 3-1 loss to Manchester United. The South Korea forward gave Spurs a 40th-minute lead, before second-half goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood turned the game around on Sunday. Getty Son was racially abused on social media on Sunday evening But Son was in the spotlight before his opener when he went down under contact from Scott McTominay in the build-up to a Cavani goal, which was disallowed by referee Chris Kavanagh after a VAR review. Son has since become the latest Premier League star to be subjected to vile racial abuse online as Rhian Brewster, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford and more have suffered the same f...
Ajax ball boy launches football at Roma star Riccardo Calafiori during Europa League clash

Ajax ball boy launches football at Roma star Riccardo Calafiori during Europa League clash

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Passions ran high during Ajax’s Europa League tie against Roma but not in the way you’d expect. Roma have the advantage in the quarter-final tie as they claimed a 2-1 win at the Johan Cruyff ArenA. It was the Ajax ball boy who let his passion spill over, however Davy Klaassen gave the Dutch side the lead in the first half but second half strikes from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Rober Ibanez turned the first leg on its head. The home side chased an equaliser in the closing stages but the Italians were unsurprisingly happy to let the match wind down. But that didn’t sit well with one Ajax ball boy, who took out his anger on Roma substitute Riccardo Calafiori. The ball boy aggressively threw the football straight at Calafiori’s chest as he prepar...
Erling Haaland asked for autograph by ‘childish’ assistant referee in tunnel after Borussia Dortmund defeat to Man City in Champions League

Erling Haaland asked for autograph by ‘childish’ assistant referee in tunnel after Borussia Dortmund defeat to Man City in Champions League

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Erling Haaland was asked for his autograph by assistant referee Octavian Sovre after Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday night. The Dortmund striker, who set up Marco Reus’ away goal before Phil Foden’s last-gasp winner for City, was filmed signing the linesman’s flag in the tunnel after the game. BT Sport The incident could land the assistant in hot water Describing the incident on BT Sport, former Premier League stars Owen Hargreaves and Joleon Lescott slammed the official’s behaviour. Former Manchester United midfielder Hargreaves said: “They had a difficult first-half and they got a lot of things wrong in that first-half. “You can be a fan, but you can’t do that in front of the other players, it just doesn’t look right.” ...
Pep Guardiola says Borussia Dortmund ‘pay a lot of money’ to agents ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with German club

Pep Guardiola says Borussia Dortmund ‘pay a lot of money’ to agents ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League clash with German club

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Pep Guardiola has suggested Borussia Dortmund sign some of the most talented youngsters in the game by making big payments to agents. The Manchester City boss praised the quality of the Dortmund squad but made a pointed remark about the way the German club secure their players. Getty Images - Getty Guardiola is a fan of Dortmund’s squad and made an interesting comment about how they recruit their players before City’s clash with the German club Dortmund have landed many of Europe’s most sought-after prospects in recent times, including Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho, who came through City’s academy. Speaking ahead of the Champions League quarter-final first leg clash with Dortmund at the Etihad on Tuesday, Guardiola said: “If any one pe...
Chelsea and Liverpool ‘to rival Arsenal for Martin Odegaard’ as Premier League clubs set for battle to sign Real Madrid star in permanent summer transfer

Chelsea and Liverpool ‘to rival Arsenal for Martin Odegaard’ as Premier League clubs set for battle to sign Real Madrid star in permanent summer transfer

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Chelsea and Liverpool could rival Arsenal in the race to sign Martin Odegaard in a permanent deal from Real Madrid this summer. The Norwegian has been a hit at the north London club since arriving on loan from the Bernabeu in January. Getty Images - Getty Odegaard has shone for Arsenal since arrival on loan from Real Madrid in January The Gunners have been urged to turn the midfielder’s loan stay into a permanent transfer in the summer, with Arsenal legend Ian Wright a big fan of Odegaard. Reports claim there is no agreement on the table, though, and Odegaard is set to return to Real at the end of the season. It’s also claimed that Arsenal are unlikely to be able afford to sign him anyway, as the Spanish giants could raise the fee as they look to rai...