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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

Sports
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...
Lions coach Gatland wants to end 'trash talk'

Lions coach Gatland wants to end 'trash talk'

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New Zealand v British and Irish Lions, first TestVenue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 24 June Kick-off: 08:35 BSTCoverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and appBritish and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he wants to end the "trash talk" in the build-up to Saturday's first Test against New Zealand.Gatland wants "rugby to do the talking" when the tourists meet the All Blacks in Auckland (08:35 BST kick-off).The New Zealander, who on Thursday named his team for the game, did say he was happy to be "getting up the nose" of All Blacks counterpart Steve Hansen.But he added: "It's not about me - this is about the Lions."Hansen has criticised the Lions' style of play and suggested last week that morale in the tourists' camp could be damaged by Gatland adding six players...
Leeds United FC news: Head coach Thomas Christiansen says he wants to bring Johan Cruyff's philosophy to Elland Road

Leeds United FC news: Head coach Thomas Christiansen says he wants to bring Johan Cruyff's philosophy to Elland Road

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Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen wants to combine Johan Cruyff's philosophy with pragmatism in his bid to end the club's long wait for Premier League football.Danish-born Christiansen, 44, who has a Spanish mother and made two appearances for Spain as a player, was officially unveiled as Garry Monk's successor at Elland Road on Monday. He has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third.The former APOEL Nicosia boss was schooled under Cruyff as a teenager at Barcelona and will adopt the Dutch great's blueprint, with his own twist, as he targets English football's top flight."Everyone has their way to coach, to perform with the team, but of course he was very important," said Christiansen, signed by Cruyff for Barca aged 18 and who went on to play for Oviedo and Villarreal, plus Bu...