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England news: Gareth Southgate says his players won't walk off the pitch if targeted by racism at World Cup

England news: Gareth Southgate says his players won't walk off the pitch if targeted by racism at World Cup

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England manager Gareth Southgate insists his team cannot walk off the pitch if any of the players are targeted with racist abuse at the World Cup.He was sad to learn defender Danny Rose had told his family not to attend for fear of unsavoury incidents, and stressed the Three Lions will continue to fight racism as strongly as they can. Yesterday, ex-England and Liverpool midfielder John Barnes phoned talkSPORT to discuss the idea of players walking off the field due to racism.  However, Southgate drew the line at making a stand by walking off during any of their matches in Russia as it would threaten their participation in the tournament. "People in an idealistic world would say you should do that, and it seems the realities are that you would be thrown out," Southgate said a...
'That is the most beautiful thing' – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not bothered by pitch invasion after Swansea City win

'That is the most beautiful thing' – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola not bothered by pitch invasion after Swansea City win

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Pep Guardiola was happy to share Manchester City's Premier League triumph with a pitch full of fans, describing the celebratory invasion as "a beautiful thing".City were confirmed as champions on their day off last weekend and played the part with aplomb at the Etihad Stadium, hammering struggling Swansea City 5-0 in a dominant display.David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Silva all hit the target, taking City to 90 points and 98 goals for the season.Once the full-time whistle blew, hundreds of supporters raced onto the field to take in the moment - an act that is likely to attract the attention of the Football Association.The governing body charged Wigan after fans flooded on to the DW Stadium pitch following their FA Cup win over City earlier this seas...
Why Pitch Perfect stands out in Hollywood

Why Pitch Perfect stands out in Hollywood

Entertainment
Pitch Perfect 3 is outstanding. Quite literally.Not only is the third instalment of the successful film franchise highly entertaining - but also highly unusual for Hollywood.Seeing an all-female ensemble cast in a storyline where the main objective isn't finding a boyfriend is something you don't often see.Which is perhaps why the movies have become so popular. "I distinctly remember seeing the first one in the cinema and just feeling so great afterwards," says Hailee Steinfeld, who joined the cast in Pitch Perfect 2 and reprises her role in the third."I loved every minute of it, loved the musical aspect, I thought the relationships within the movie were so interesting and fun. I remember thinking if there's ever a movie like this I have to be a part of it."Media playback is unsupported o...
Bharat Financial Inclusion preparing pitch for diversification ahead of merger

Bharat Financial Inclusion preparing pitch for diversification ahead of merger

Finance
KOLKATA: Bharat Financial Inclusion, which will soon be merged with IndusInd Bank, is in the process of diversifying into two-wheeler loans and home loans which may help it de-risk the asset portfolio from a monoline micro loan business. Managing Director MR Rao said the new loan products will be offered to existing customers to grow in size but microfinance will remain its core focus and will be crucial to get new customers. “It (diversification) is not a defence mechanism. It has always been a part of a larger plan. We are getting ready to offer more products to our existing customers who have the ability to repay,” Rao said in an exclusive interview. Post-merger, Bharat Financial will work as a business correspondent for the Hinduja group promoted IndusInd while its entire loan por
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...