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Montenegro v England: Tackling racism in society must come first, warns Barnes

Montenegro v England: Tackling racism in society must come first, warns Barnes

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Banning Montenegro or calling for players to walk off the pitch when they hear racist abuse is not the answer to football's problems, according to former England winger John Barnes.England's 5-1 win in Montenegro on Monday was overshadowed by several of their black players being racially abused by home fans."It can't be tolerated but we've got it the wrong way around," said Barnes. "You can't get rid of it in football before you get rid of it in society."Barnes, who played 79 times for England and suffered racist abuse thr...
Jordan Pickford: Everton star must avoid complacency or he will follow in the footsteps of Joe Hart

Jordan Pickford: Everton star must avoid complacency or he will follow in the footsteps of Joe Hart

Sports
“Joe Hart is arrogant and making far too many mistakes,” Roy Keane remarked ahead of England’s World Cup qualifier with Montenegro in 2013.“I’d have dropped him six months ago.” At the time, this comment was dismissed as just another candid put-down by the former Manchester United captain. Pickford has come under criticism for his recent performances Never one to hold back with a scathing assessment, his thoughts concerning the Manchester City goalkeeper were filed away under ‘harsh’ and few gave it much thought. This was a player who had won the Premier League two seasons earlier, claimed his third successive Golden Gloves award and started as England’s first choice in the last two major tournaments. ...
Macron must resign, furious protesters say

Macron must resign, furious protesters say

World
Police in Paris have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters who are furious over rising fuel costs. Demonstrations and road blockades have been planned nationwide as the "yellow vest" protests enter a second weekend. They have been named after the fluorescent jackets worn by protesters, which motorists must keep in their cars by law. Image: Two people have been killed in the protests so far 1:21 Video: Paris protes...
Facebook v Soros: 'Congress must probe'

Facebook v Soros: 'Congress must probe'

Technology
One of George Soros's lieutenants has called on US politicians to probe Facebook, after the social network confirmed that it had hired a PR firm to make claims about the financier.The head of Mr Soros's grant-making network claimed Facebook had smeared the philanthropist, adding "this needs independent, congressional oversight".Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's deputy chief, has also clarified her role.She said she had been told of the PR firm but had not remembered its name.The latest developments follow the social network's decision to publish a memo by its departing communications chief, Elliot Schrage.In it, he confirmed Facebook had directed the PR firm Definers to investigate Soros's links to the Freedom from Facebook campaign, w...
Mourinho is easy target but Man Utd players must stand up – Rooney

Mourinho is easy target but Man Utd players must stand up – Rooney

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an "easy target" and the players "have to do better", says former Old Trafford striker Wayne Rooney.Mourinho has come under pressure after United made their worst start to a league campaign for 29 years."The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season," ex-England forward Rooney said. "I know Jose is getting a load of stick but I said a few weeks ago, the players have to stand up." Man Utd boss Mourinho's comments to TV camera investigatedUnited fought back from ...