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    Spartak Moscow accused of racism after tweeting video of black players with shocking caption: 'See how the chocolate melts in the sun'

    Spartak Moscow have been accused of racism after posting a video of three black players stretching during a warm-weather training session with the caption 'see how the chocolate melts in the sun'. The tweet came from the club's official account and shows Spartak trio Luiz Adriano, Pedro Rocha and Fernando stretching in the United Arab Emirates sunshine.The video's caption 'see how the chocolate melts in the sun' was accompanied by a series of smiley face, sunshine and chocolate bar emojis.  The video from Spartak Moscow was captioned: 'see how the chocolate melts in the sun' Spartak were instantly condemned on Twitter after posting ...

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    Chelsea at centre of racism and bullying scandal as three former players accuse ex-coaches Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams of horrendous abuse - including throwing a cup of hot coffee in one of their faces

    Chelsea have been rocked by legal claims made by three former youth players relating to alleged racist abuse by the club's coaches.Graham Rix and Gwyn Williams are accused of horrific abuse of black players, including physical attacks. Rix, the then youth-team coach, even allegedly threw hot coffee in one player's face.The Guardian's Daniel Taylor reports that after a seven-month investigation, the police decided there was not enough evidence to take action. But an internal inquiry has been launched by Chelsea, while two of the players have been interviewed by the FA. The club have also offered at least one of the players ...

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    Chelsea plans for new £1bn stadium at Stamford Bridge could be derailed by objections of one family living in cottage and their 'right to light' in David vs Goliath battle

    Roman Abramovich's plans for a new £1billion stadium for Chelsea could be derailed by the objections of just one family and their 'right to light'.In a David vs Goliath battle, the Crosthwaite family took a High Court injunction back in May over fears the towering stands of Chelsea's rebuilt 60,000-capacity home at Stamford Bridge will block out the sunlight from much of their property.Chelsea have now called on the local council to intervene and try to sidestep the objection, with the possibility that compulsory purchase powers will be required to ensure Europe's most expensive stadium goes ahead as planned. Chelsea ...

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    Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence dies at 77... three years after BBC unwittingly interviewed him in street asking if he remembered Merseyside derby from 1967 (and he politely told them he played in it!)

    Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has died at the age of 77, three years after he was catapulted into the nation's hearts in an accidental TV interview. The ex-Anfield favourite retired in 1974, but was back on television screens in 2015 when a chance meeting with the BBC on the streets of Liverpool went viral.An unwitting reporter had asked Lawrence if he remembered the 1967 Merseyside derby match against Everton, to which he had replied: 'I do, I played in it.' Former Liverpool keeper Tommy Lawrence has died at the age of 77, the club have confirmed Lawrence played over 300 ...

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    Former Wigan defender Juan Carlos Garcia loses battle with leukaemia aged 29

    Former Wigan defender Juan Carlos Garcia has died at the age of 29 following a battle with leukaemia, the League One club have announced.Garcia had been diagnosed with the illness in early 2015 and remained in England until returning to his native Honduras towards the end of last year.He had joined Latics from Olimpia on a three-year contract in 2013, following the path previously taken by fellow Honduras internationals Maynor Figueroa, Wilson Palacios and Hendry Thomas. Juan Carlos Garcia passed away after sadly losing his battle with leukaemia Former Wigan defender Garcia (left) holds off a challenge by Granit Xhaka (right) ...

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    Newcastle coach and club legend Peter Beardsley under investigation after allegations of bullying from Under-23s player Yasin Ben El-Mhanni

    Newcastle have launched an investigation after an allegation of bullying was made against Under 23s coach Peter Beardsley.It is understood that 22-year-old midfielder Yasin Ben El-Mhanni has lodged a complaint against the former Magpies and England striker.The club is not commenting on the matter, but it is understood that a grievance meeting has been scheduled.  Newcastle Under 23s coach Peter Beardsley is under investigation for bullying a player Beardsley made more than 300 appearances for the Tyneside club in two spells and was capped 59 times by his country during a glittering playing career which also took him to Liverpool and ...

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    Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan charged with common assault following Friday incident at 3.20am

    Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan has been charged with common assault, police have said.Merseyside Police said the 24-year-old full-back had been charged following an incident in Liverpool city centre on Friday.A force spokesman said: 'Merseyside Police can confirm that Jonathan Patrick Flanagan, aged 24, from Cressington in Liverpool has been charged with Section 39 common assault following an incident on Duke Street in Liverpool city centre at around 3.20am on Friday December 22. Jon Flanagan pictured training at Liverpool's Melwood headquarters last week He has been charged following an incident at 3.20am last Friday on Duke Street in Liverpool 'He has been ...

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    Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli caught on film appearing to insult police and has to be dragged away by friends after attending his daughter's wedding

    This is the astonishing moment Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli has to be dragged away by friends as he turns on police at a traffic stop.The coach insulted one of the officers after the vehicle he was in was pulled over as he returned from his daughter Sabrina's wedding.Local reports said he lost his temper after being told some of the eight people in the Ford Focus had to get out because it was too full.¿Sampaoli borracho y enojado con la policía? Circula este video. pic.twitter.com/85j6Fens5N— ElCanciller.com (@elcancillercom) December 25, 2017 Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli (white shirt) appeared to turn on ...

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    Lewis Hamilton criticised for 'publicly putting down a child' after Formula One star tells his young nephew: 'Boys don't wear princess dresses!'

    Lewis Hamilton has sparked controversy by telling his young nephew:  'Boys don't wear princess dresses.'The Formula One driver, an avid user on social media, took to his Instagram account on Christmas Day to publicly highlight the youngster's choice of attire.Hamilton's nephew opted to don a pink and purple princess dress for the big day on Monday, and looked chuffed with his costume while waving around a pink wand.  Lewis Hamilton sparked controversy by telling his nephew: 'Boys don't wear princess dresses' He took to Instagram on Christmas Day to publicly highlight the youngster's choice of attire But the Brit questioned the ...

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    2018 World Cup head and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko facing Boxing Day crisis meeting which could strip him of Russia FA job

    Vitaly Mutko, the head of the 2018 Russian World Cup and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, is facing a Boxing Day crisis meeting which could strip him of his controversial role in charge of the Russian FA.Mukto, who earlier this month was banned for life by the International Olympic Committee for his role in institutionalised doping in Russia sport and whose part in the scandal has been extensively documented by the Mail on Sunday, is likely to be voted out as president of the Russian Football Union, which in turn is likely to see him forced out as chair of ...

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    Chris Froome's drugs test labelled a 'disaster' for cycling by former UCI president Pat McQuaid

    Former UCI president Pat McQuaid has called Chris Froome's adverse drugs test 'a disaster' for cycling and claimed Team Sky could lose all credibility as a result.Four-time Tour de France winner Froome had double the permitted level of the asthma drug salbutamol in a urine test taking during his victory in La Vuelta in September.The result is not automatically classified as a positive test and the 32-year-old has not been suspended, but he must provide a satisfactory explanation for the adverse findings or he faces a ban and the loss of his Vuelta title. Former UCI president Pat McQuaid has ...

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    How the FA bungled Eniola Aluko case: They were 'too busy getting rid of Sam Allardyce' to deal with bullying claims

    The FA used the excuse that they were busy 'getting rid of Sam Allardyce' to help justify their initial failure to respond to all of Eniola Aluko's claims of bullying and racism, Sportsmail can reveal.A copy of barrister Katharine Newton's first report into Aluko's claims — never published by the governing body — reveals that only three of Aluko's eight complaints about former England women's manager Mark Sampson were addressed in a flawed internal inquiry report by human resources director Rachel Brace and technical director Dan Ashworth, which was completed by October last year.A video in which Sampson was alleged ...

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    Tony Martin says it's a 'scandal' Chris Froome wasn't immediately banned over adverse drug test: 'Do he and Sky enjoy special status?'

    Multiple world time trial champion Tony Martin says the failure of the UCI to ban Chris Froome in the wake of his adverse drugs test is a 'scandal' and the British cyclist should not have been allowed to compete at the World Championships.Froome has been asked to explain why a urine sample he gave during La Vuelta in September was found to contain twice the permitted concentration of asthma drug salbutamol.Both the Team Sky rider's A sample and B sample recorded on September 7 at La Vuelta contained 2,000 nanograms per millilitre (ng/ml) of salbutamol, double the World Anti-Doping Agency's ...

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    Former Premier League star Paul Scharner reveals abuse he suffered as a young player: 'I got off lightly as I didn't get a tube shoved up my anus'

    Former Premier League player Paul Scharner has revealed the bullying he suffered at the hands of team-mates.Scharner won the FA Cup while playing for Wigan in the top flight over seven seasons and was also handed 40 international caps by his nation Austria during his career.But it was during his time at Austria Vienna, when he was 21-years-old, that he was subject to horrific abuse. Paul Scharner has revealed the horrific abuse that he suffered as a young player in Austria Scharner, who won the FA Cup with Wigan, revealed he was beaten by a group of 10 menAustrian sport ...

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    Chris Froome faces 12-month ban from cycling after failed drugs test at Vuelta a Espana reveals double allowed medication for 'acute asthma symptoms'

    Britain's greatest ever road cyclist Chris Froome faces being banned from cycling for a YEAR after a failed drugs test. The four-time Tour de France champion is in hot water over his test from his victory at Vuelta a Espana - the Tour of Spain - in September.Froome's sample exceeded the permitted levels of an asthma drug.A urine test revealed a concentration of Salbutamol double the WADA threshold. He today vowed to provide whatever information is required by UCI about his use of medication for asthma during the Vuelta a Espana.Italian cyclist Alessandro Petacchi was handed a 12-month ban in 2007 for excessive use ...

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