Gary Neville says it’s ‘ridiculous’ stakeholders don’t do more to combat racism
Former England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes it is “ridiculous” that football has not made significant inroads into tackling racism.
A small number of fans booed players taking the knee in protest at racial injustice ahead of the national team’s Euro 2020 warm-up games against, while Marcus Rashford received a torrent of abuse on social media.
Neville, now a respected television pundit, believes the issue should fall under the remit of an independent regulator, which is being advocated for the game in the wake of the failed European Super League breakaway involving top-flight clubs whilst speaking at the ‘Keeping the Game Beautiful’ webinar hosted by campaigning think-tank Onward.
ITV pundit and former England star Neville made a not-so-subtle dig at the prime minister in his post-match comments after England's win over Denmark, declaring that Gareth Southgate is 'everything a leader should be'.
James Arthur, Tom Grennan, Fara Williams, Micah Richards, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes have announced they will be taking part in Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2021 – the first time they have been part of the world’s biggest celebrity-charity football match. They will be joined by Wayne Rooney who is coming out of retirement to play for England again. Dermot O’Leary returns to host the live show on ITV, with England legend Alex Scott charged with getting all the gossip from the touch-line, as she makes her Soccer Aid for UNICEF presenting debut alongside him. The England vs. Soccer Aid World XI FC clash is the tenth-ever, taking place on a Saturday September 4 at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. The money raised this year could help UNICEF deliver 2 billion Covid-19 vaccines around the world and help children get back to school, beat malnutrition and get the healthcare they need both today and long after the crisis is over.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes proven winner Raphael Varane and exciting winger Jadon Sancho will make a “huge difference” for Manchester United moving forwards.Having finished runners-up in last season’s Premier League and Europa League, the Old Trafford giants have made waves in the transfer market in a bid to bring silverware back to the club.Sancho last week completed his £73million switch from Borussia Dortmund and United announced on Tuesday that a deal had been struck with Real Madrid for long-standing target Varane.
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Take a look at some of the key moments in the career of Harry Kane, captain of England for their historic Euro 2020 campaign and the player Tottenham can't bear to lose.The striker has been linked with a move to Manchester City, but with three years left on his contract, Tottenham hold all the cards.
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After Italy defeated England in that penalty shootout at the Euros 2020 final, some fans’ hostility resurfaced in the form of online racist abuse targeted at England players Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, after they each missed penalties. CNN’s Salma Abdelaziz visits Rashford’s hometown to see how the local community is coming together to support the England and Manchester United player.
Crowds took the knee and chanted “black lives matter” in front of a vandalised mural of Marcus Rashford. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Hundreds of messages of solidarity have been left on a mural of Marcus Rashford in Manchester after it was vandalised. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A financial settlement worth a combined £22million has been reached between England’s six Super League rebel clubs and the Premier League, the PA news agency understands.Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham announced themselves as founder members of the competition on April 18, but had withdrawn within 72 hours amid fan protests and opposition from the Premier League, UEFA, FIFA and even the British Government.
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