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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...
Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

Big Brother star Nikki Grahame dies aged 38

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Getty ImagesFormer Big Brother star Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38.The TV personality had checked into a private hospital last month with an eating disorder.In a statement to the BBC, Grahame's manager confirmed "with immeasurable sadness" that Grahame died on Friday morning."Please respect the privacy of Nikki's friends and family at this tragic and difficult time," he added.Former Big Brother presenter Davina McCall led the tributes, tweeting: "I am so desperately sad to hear about Nikki Grahame. My thoughts are with her friends and family xx she really was the funniest, most bubbly sweetest girl."If you are affected by the issues in this story, help and support is available via the BBC Action Line and the charity Beat Eating Disorders.Grahame, originally from Northwood in north...
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...
Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter dies of brain tumour aged 54

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Friday Night Dinner star Paul Ritter has died of a brain tumour at the age of 54.The actor, who also starred in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince and James Bond film Quantum Of Solace, died at home with his family by his side. His agent said: "It is with great sadness we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away last night. He died peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 and had been suffering from a brain tumour. Image: Paul Ritter, pictured with Friday Night Dinner co-stars Tom Rosenthal, Simon Bird and Tamsin Greig "Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing an enormous variety of roles on stage and screen with extraordinary skill."He was fiercely intelligent, kind and very fu...
Backstage with… Star of The Mauritanian and The Serpent Tahar Rahim

Backstage with… Star of The Mauritanian and The Serpent Tahar Rahim

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It's been a busy few months for Tahar Rahim who started the year by both terrifying and intriguing millions of viewers as serial killer Charles Sobhraj in BBC series The Serpent.He's since been on the awards campaign trail for his new film The Mauritanian, in which he plays another real person - Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Salahi who wrote his memoir while being held at the facility. The movie is in the running for six Baftas - including a nomination for Rahim in the leading actor category. Image: Tahar Rahim is starring Amazon's The Mauritanian. Pic: STX Films He's told Sky News' Backstage podcast the recognition is gratifying - especially as he's not always had support for the roles he's chosen."It's hard to make choices ...