Police launch criminal hooliganism investigation after fans jump fence in stadium in bloody fight over flares during match (VIDEO)

It manifested itself in the commission of physical violence against some spectators, [and] their beating by a group of people in front of a large audience of the match, including viewers.”Only after the intervention of the police was this offense stopped. Follow RT on

Police are investigating a shocking mass brawl over flares which left people bloodied in the stands at a home game of Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kiev, with the hooligans involved facing up to four years in prison. pic.twitter.com/6xhbpS0Qp6— BuckarooBanzai (@Buckarobanza) September 19, 2021Dynamo appeared to confirm that suggestion in a statement, responding by saying that a “large group of people” in the section “lit pyrotechnics”.”Fans of the neighboring sector made legitimate verbal remarks to them that such actions could harm and cause discomfort to children and other spectators in [a nearby] sector,” it said.”In response to this request, there was an aggressive, unacceptable reaction from members of the fan group. Violent footage has emerged of the scrap during Dynamo’s match with Oleksandriya on Saturday, appearing to show ‘ultras’ – the hardcore section of support – charging towards a segregation fence at the 70,000-capacity NSC Olimpiyskiy.The clip shows a man with his face and jacket covered in blood, while blood can also be seen on several seats in what is said to have been a family section.According to one account that posted the footage, some spectators had “made a remark to others regarding the cessation of the use of fireworks.”Warning: video contains graphic violence🇺🇦 Wczoraj podczas meczu z Oleksandrią ultras Dynamo zaatakowali człowieka, który zwrócił im uwagę, by nie odpadli rac, bo obok jest sektor z dziećmi, a dym im szkodzi. Also on rt.com
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The club, which will host Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season, said that the “hooligan actions” had violated the law and had been “clearly recorded”, with the photos and videos sent by stadium management to police in Kiev.”We hope that law enforcement agencies will give a proper legal assessment to the aggressive actions of the perpetrators and bring them to justice for the crime,” it said.”FC Dynamo clearly states its steadfast position on the inadmissibility of any acts of violence at the stadium and the inevitability of punishing violators of the law.”For our part, we guarantee the full assistance of the investigating authorities in the investigation of criminal proceedings.”

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A police statement said that special forces had been sent to the section as soon as they were informed of the trouble, with four people coming forward with allegations of injuries “of varying severity” so far.”The efforts of police officers are aimed at identifying and bringing to justice all those involved,” it said, explaining that hooliganism charges were being investigated which carry up to four years’ imprisonment.Dynamo are three points clear at the top of the Ukrainian Premier League following a dramatic last-gasp win courtesy of Viktor Tsyhankov’s 97th-minute penalty.

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Outraged bosses slam ‘objectification of human body’ after broadcaster shows close-up shots of top female climber’s buttocks

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A broadcaster has earned a furious reaction after a female climber became embroiled in a second controversy involving close-up shots of her bottom during a competition in Moscow. Earlier this summer, Norway’s women’s beach handball team copped a fine for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms, launching a row that included pop star Pink offering to pay their penalty for them. “For this disrespectful incident to happen once again to the same athlete is very disappointing at a time when more eyes are on the sport than ever before and more women and girls are being introduced to climbing,” said former GB climber Natalie Berry, speaking to Sky News.“While the intentions of the camera operators and editors may not be to sexualize an athlete and instead to focus on a visually interesting chalky handprint, in the context of the sexualization of women in sport throughout history, it’s quite simply inappropriate.”This is incredibly shocking and abusive to the climber who was simply doing her job and women in general. An apology feels weak. Also on rt.com
‘Good on ya, ladies’: Feminist icon Pink offers to pay women’s beach handball team’s fines for swapping bikini bottoms for shorts Fire the entire staff?”There were two slow-motion close-up replays of one of the climbers' behind (and nothing else), while she was cleaning the holds.— Dáno Szabó (@ilnyarien) June 26, 2021Ah yes, disrespectful indeed.Thanks @ifsclimbing for editing it out, I'm happy I won't have to see that when I'll watch the replay.— Karl Yeurl (@karlyeurl) June 26, 2021When asked for details of the World Cup footage, one viewer claimed: “There were two slow-motion close-up replays of one of the climber’s behinds – and nothing else – while she was cleaning the holds.”A reader responded: “Disrespectful indeed. Thanks [IFSC] for editing it out. An apology feels weak, I’d like to know if IFS is taking further action?— LauraBM-Journo (@LauraBM_Journo) June 27, 2021They apologized for something that clearly didnt have any intend of abuse. What do you want them to do? I’d like to know if [it] is taking further action?”Another replied: “They apologized for something that clearly didn’t have any intention of abuse. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Johanna Färber (@_yohoney_) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Johanna Färber (@_yohoney_)”We commit ourselves to keep working for a fair, equal and better representation of women’s sports.”Farber was said to have blasted on Instagram at the time: “I’m an athlete and here to show my best performance.”To be honest, I do really feel so embarrassed to know that thousands of people saw this.”A message from our host broadcaster in Innsbruck.#InnsbruckWCpic.twitter.com/c4wuAxlSed— International Federation of Sport Climbing (@ifsclimbing) June 26, 2021The video of the men’s and women’s Boulder semi-finals in Innsbruck has been temporarily removed from our YouTube channel.It will be edited and re-uploaded as soon as possible.#InnsbruckWC— International Federation of Sport Climbing (@ifsclimbing) June 26, 2021This is far from the first accusation of sexualization of female competitors this year. Fire the entire staff?— Sideshowtom (@sideshowtom) June 28, 2021The saga received a mixed response on social media in June. IFS is responsible to promote diversity without fear of abuse. I’m happy I won’t have to see that when I’ll watch the replay.”Climbing made its debut at the Olympics in the Tokyo edition earlier this year. Graz-based star Johanna Farber angrily called for an end to “sexualizing women in sports” after a similar incident in June, urging people to condemn “disrespectful and upsetting” slow-motion clips and spend more time judging female athletes purely on their performance.Now Farber has received a strong public apology from the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) following some questionable camerawork at the women’s boulder semifinal at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Russia.”The IFSC condemns the objectification of the human body and will take further action in order for it to stop, and to protect the athletes,” the federation thundered in a statement, adding further apologies to Austria Climbing, athletes and the entire climbing community. What do you want them to do? “This is incredibly shocking and abusive to the climber who was simply doing her job and women in general,” said one shocked fan.”[The federation] is responsible for promoting diversity without fear of abuse. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Johanna Färber (@_yohoney_) View this post on InstagramA post shared by Johanna Färber (@_yohoney_)IFSC President Marco Scolaris issued an even terser response after meeting “a representative of the Austrian team”.”How many times will things have to be done wrong before we learn how to do them right?” he asked.That is likely to be a reference to the previous scandal at the World Cup in Innsbruck, when the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation responded: “We acknowledge that, for a brief moment, we chose to display the sport of climbing in the wrong way.

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‘You will always be missed’: Khabib Nurmagomedov pays tribute on his birthday to his late father Abdulmanap as UFC hails ex-champ

While promotion president Dana White would love lightweight great Nurmagomedov to come out of retirement, the newly-turned 33-year-old has shown he is as busy as ever in the build-up to his birthday.The legendary Dagestani portrayed himself going for a walk with his coach, Javier Mendez, on Sunday after the trainer turned 51 the previous day.Nurmagomedov then revealed his plans to take a trip to the UK for two public events to raise awareness and money for the support and benefit of orphans around the world, and announced himself as a global brand ambassador for an ethical investor.Help us wish a HBD to the Eagle @TeamKhabib 🦅 pic.twitter.com/0YGl06vpwN— UFC (@ufc) September 20, 2021On his big day, the UFC shared a snap of Nurmagomedov, adding: “Help us wish a happy birthday to the Eagle.”The unbeaten retiree’s thoughts, understandably, focused on the late Abdulmanap, who tragically died last year from complications relating to Covid-19.”Father,” he wrote, sharing a short film of interviews with numerous figures from the sport who were heavily influenced by the revered coach. I really want to watch Usyk against Fury.”

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The UFC has wished MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov a happy birthday – and the former champion paid tribute to his father and mentor, Abdulmanap. “You will always be missed.”Khabib Nurmagomedov turns 33 today.He once trained for a fight by swimming upstream in a freezing river 😳 (via kingfarruh/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/y4aSRtO8wn— ESPN (@espn) September 20, 2021Twenty-nine win Nurmagomedov and some of the figures who learned from Abdulmanap honored him with a fight night in Moscow on Friday.The event, hosted by Nurmagomedov’s Eagle Fighting Championship, was headlined by the final fight in Shamil Zavurov’s career.Storied veteran Zavurov had spoken about his memories of growing up with the Nurmagomedovs, speaking of his sadness at Abdulmanap’s untimely death while recalling the formative sway he had on his life.29-0 in MMA13-0 in UFCAn incredible eight year run from @TeamKhabib in the Octagon and unforgettable career.Happy birthday to Khabib Nurmagomedov!pic.twitter.com/cKZGiU6gKs— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) September 20, 2021Zavurov remembered the young Nurmagomedov as a future champion who was always asking questions, and the UFC icon’s sharp analysis has again been in demand ahead of the heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk in London on Saturday.Nurmagomedov rates Usyk, Vasyl Lomachenko, Canelo Alvarez and Tyson Fury as the best current boxers in business, adding that he wants Usyk and Fury to meet.“It’s going to be a very good fight,” he predicted of that potential match-up.

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Deaf Olympics football match in Ukraine stopped as dogs invade the pitch – then a horse heads for a dugout minutes later (VIDEO)

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Footage has emerged showing two dogs joining the action in a Deaf Olympics qualifiers between Ukraine and Italy – and the chaos continued as a horse cantered across the turf just minutes later. In the 59th minute, a grey and white horse casually trotted across the pitch near the halfway line.A man gestured in vain to the majestic animal’s side as it made its way towards a dugout on the sideline.Bystanders shot videos with their phones, leading to clips on social media that racked up thousands of views. Also on rt.com
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Pigeons have regularly caused interruptions during matches, featuring at German giants Borussia Dortmund and other clubs.In perhaps the most terrifying animal appearance at a stadium in living memory, a cat had to be saved by fans carrying a flag when it plunged from an upper tier at a college football showdown in the US last month.The feline dangled from the considerable height at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium before tumbling towards the ground in a clip that was predictably immortalized on social media. Also on rt.com
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“When the horse came out, I just lost it,” said one viewer, while another responded with an animation reading: “That is some next level sh*t.”The horse is likely to be the largest animal to have invaded a pitch in recent times.A cat has entered proceedings on more than one occasion at the Goodison Park home of Premier League side Everton, and there was much mirth – and a certain amount of alarm – when a snake turned up in the penalty area at a Russian Premier League game last month. The initial invasion took place in the 41st minute of the clash, when Ukraine were 2-0 up in the game played near Poltava on the Vorskla River in the central region of the country.Chased by what appeared to be a coach as they approached the goal, the dogs lingered around the edge of the penalty area while a man who appeared to be a coach chased after them.The playful pair then sped up as they headed towards the goal, paused to conspire among themselves and, eventually, responded to frantic instructions to leave the playing area by scampering off.🇺🇦 Wczoraj na meczu kwalifikacyjnym do Deflimpiady (olimpiada dla niesłyszących) między Ukrainą a Włochami w Nizinyh Mlinah (koło Połtawy) pojawili się ciekawi goście:W 41 minucie- psyW 59- koń 🙂 pic.twitter.com/gswvameukf— BuckarooBanzai (@Buckarobanza) September 20, 2021pic.twitter.com/n6qvhg8Rrr— Natalia Donets (@lupusgarou) September 20, 2021More animal interference was to play out during the second half.

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‘I completely double down’: Basketball star axed for rejecting vaccine… a month after his brother was released over Pfizer claim

(@Tjawtherula) September 20, 2021That also led to his exit from the Breakers despite his contract having two years left to run.”If I’m betting on myself, I completely double down,” Tai said on Twitter, before asking: “So how unemployed have you got to be, exactly, to go on the benefit? The New Zealand Breakers announced that “extraordinary times” had led to the release of Tai Webster, a 26-year-old guard who shared messages of support after his deal was axed over his reluctance to be jabbed.Defiant Webster had found his playing time limited because he could not travel freely under restrictions imposed by state governments.”I fully support each player’s freedom of choice in regards to the vaccine,” said Breakers owner Matt Walsh.Sky Sport Breakers release Tai Webster by mutual consent.Read more: https://t.co/3diVIbqdAK#UNBREAKABLEpic.twitter.com/909gaMEGim— Sky Sport Breakers (@NZBreakers) September 20, 2021Lol. Soon it’s just going to be a war of the vaccinated vs the unvaccinated.”Before playing at the University of Nebraska from 2013 and 2017, Tai was an NBL champion in New Zealand and Australia with the Auckland Pirates and the Breakers in 2012 and 2013.After failing to be drafted into the NBA, he headed to Europe where he plied his trade in Germany and Turkey before returning home in 2020 to the Breakers. Coz the VAERS govt page shows adverse reactions of nut swelling. (@Tjawtherula) September 20, 2021so how unemployed you gotta be exactly to go on the benefit? Asking for me 🤔😂— Tai Jack Webster I. Good excuse. Soon it’s just gonna be a war of the vaccinated vs the unvaccinated.— Corey Webster (@cwebster9) August 24, 2021Corey cryptically tweeted: “Good excuse. 🤣— Corey Webster (@cwebster9) September 19, 2021The world crazy. People can’t even ask questions or want more info about what they put in their body without being attacked. The truth will come out eventually.”The 32-year-old appeared to wade in to the controversy over pop star Nicki Minaj’s apparent claim that vaccines can cause impotence, suggesting that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System advice “shows adverse reactions of nut swelling.””You all apologizing to Nicki Minaj?” he asked, having tweeted last month: “The world crazy. Asking for me.”One of the posts he shared described the siblings as “no sheep – only wolves”, while another said: “Take note: he’s leading by example.”Y’all apologising to nicki Minaj? Also on rt.com
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“People can’t even ask questions or want more info about what they put in their body without being attacked. The Truth will come out eventually.— Corey Webster (@cwebster9) September 20, 2021″Tai was amazing for us last year and we wish him the absolute best. The club will keep the door open for Tai but, unfortunately, we are living in extraordinary times and, without being vaccinated, he will not have freedom of travel which would allow him to play for us this season.”Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) has not mandated vaccinations for its players.Last month, the 26-year-old’s brother, Corey, who is also a professional basketball player, falsely claimed on social media that the Pfizer vaccine has killed almost as many people as covid itself.if I’m betting on myself, I COMPLETELY double down 🚶🏾‍♂️— Tai Jack Webster I.

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‘No nepotism there, then?’: Fans joke after Beckham says he’s ‘so proud’ of son’s debut for reserves of US club he co-owns (VIDEO)

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Lionel Messi ‘agrees new two-year deal at Barcelona before linking up with David Beckham’s Inter Miami’ – reports View this post on InstagramA post shared by ROMEO (@romeobeckham)One for the ladies..Romeo Beckham makes his debut for Fort Lauderdale stiffs/Reserves. View this post on InstagramA post shared by ROMEO (@romeobeckham) View this post on InstagramA post shared by ROMEO (@romeobeckham)Beckham was brought off after 79 minutes and added on Instagram that “full focus” is now on “the next match”, which is against Greenville Triumph on October 2.”So proud of you, mate,” Beckham senior replied on Instagram, while World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi, who plays for Miami, and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay were also among those to congratulate the newcomer.Beckham’s debut hasn’t been well-received by everyone, though. Beckham, 19, started in the right-wing position where his father rose to fame with Manchester United when his 11-year senior career at the Premier League giants began in 1992.The former Arsenal academy hopeful, who was at the Gunners alongside brothers Brooklyn and Cruz before all three were released, turned out for Fort Lauderdale – Inter Miami’s reserve side – in a 2-2 draw against visitors South Georgia Tormenta.”Blessed to have made my pro debut tonight,” the youngster wrote to caption an Instagram post to his 3.3 million followers celebrating his debut.Romeo Beckham was on fire in his pro debut 🔥 pic.twitter.com/9fruWtwZcZ— Capz (@capzwwfc) September 20, 2021Romeo Beckham made his debut for Inter Miami's reserves last night 🇺🇸His style is very familiar 👀 pic.twitter.com/70YV9BOItj— Goal (@goal) September 20, 2021Beckham, who was previously a youth team player at LA Galaxy and Paris Saint-Germain at the same time as his dad played for the club’s senior teams, was reported to have shown some good touches and created an early scoring opportunity for his new outfit.There was good link up play with Harvey Neville, too – who, as you might have guessed, is the son of Inter Miami coach Phil Neville, with whom David Beckham graduated from the fabled Class of ’92 with at Manchester United.A much more experienced right back, Neville the younger was playing his 16th match for the Florida-based side after leaving the United’s youth academy to accompany his father to the States. Follow RT on

The son of football icon David Beckham, Romeo, has made his debut as a professional for the third-tier reserve team of the Inter Miami franchise his father owns – earning accusations of nepotism. “No Nepotism there, then?,” one reader asked. England cap within 12 months? View this post on InstagramA post shared by ROMEO (@romeobeckham)does it really count when your dad literally owns the club?? its like being kids again🤣 managers son always played where ever he wanted no matter how shit he was— Jacko Jones (@Jacko9327) September 20, 2021″Jobs for the boys,” said another, while a critic claimed Beckham wouldn’t be playing in the US “if he was any good”.Another fancifully predicted an England cap for Beckham in 12 months, concluding: “It’s who you know rather than what you know.”Beckham did not don his dad’s iconic number 7, instead wearing 11 as he took to the flank. It’s who you know rather than what you know.— Yer Man🇵🇸🇪🇺 (@Drawski5) September 20, 2021The family’s legacy in US soccer began when David moved from Real Madrid to LA Galaxy in 2007.After winning back-to-back MLS Cup titles at the beginning of the 2010s, the club erected a statue in his honor to celebrate the six years the former England international spent at the Dignity Health Sports Park before heading back to Europe.In 2014, Beckham exercised the option he had to set up a franchise for $25 million, and Inter Miami were eventually founded in 2018.According to reports, the Champions League winner has already opened talks with Lionel Messi to join his side when the Argentina legend’s two-year deal with PSG runs out in 2023.

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Cristiano Ronaldo travel agent sentenced for scamming superstar out of near $340,000 after being given virtual credit card & code

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It is alleged that the racket involved around 200 trips that the 36-year-old never made to destinations around Europe, Africa, and the US.The fraud was carried out by persuading other clients to transfer cash for itineraries she organized for them to her personal bank account instead of her travel agency’s business counterpart.She would then invoice the trips to victims including the four-time Champions League king in order to “fill the hole” left her in her company’s accounts.The newspaper said that Silva adopted the same tactics to rip off Mendes, Nani and ex-Everton midfielder Manuel Fernandes, who now plies his trade in Turkey.To avoid going to prison, Silva will pay compensation to former employers Geostar, who have already refunded their clients for the money they were wrongly duped out of. Also on rt.com
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Ronaldo became the victim of the scam over a three-year period which stretched from February 2007, while he was playing for Manchester United, to July 2010, when he had just joined Real Madrid in a world-record transfer.The report said that the fraud was uncovered when the credit card Ronaldo had provided to the travel agent expired.Ronaldo’s former Portugal teammate, Simao Sabrosa, was reportedly among other clients to transfer money to Silva’s personal account.She is said to have originally been questioned by police in 2013, declining to comment at the time before making her confession in court. Maria Silva, 53, was sentenced in a ruling in Porto following a scheme that also cheated super-agent Jorge Mendes out of more than $19,000 and embezzled more than $2,000 from Nani, according to a report.Ronaldo was spared having to attend Silva’s trial after she made a full statement confessing to her crimes, although the five-time Ballon d’Or winner did provide his own statement with his lawyer Carlos Osorio de Castro after flying to the coastal city by private jet and visiting a police station by a back door, Portuguese newspaper JN has said.The outlet detailed how greedy Silva abused the trust Ronaldo placed in her when he provided his credit card details and PIN code. Also on rt.com
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A travel agent who conned Cristiano Ronaldo out of close to $340,000 and scammed his agent and ex-Manchester United teammate Mani has been handed a four-year suspended prison term.

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‘Well done for beating an old man up’: Goading strongman Hall taunts Thor after 1st-round KO of arm wrestler who ‘sucked’ (VIDEO)

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Former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall has mocked arch-rival Thor Bjornsson after the ‘Game of Thrones’ star knocked out a top arm-wrestler who stepped in to box him at short notice after the Brit tore his bicep. To be able to step into this arena in this format.”In the real world, Thor could have killed me today – but we had the gloves on and we can do it again another day and get stronger.”I loved it. “Devon is such a warrior – he has the biggest heart,” said the 6ft 9in hulk who featured in five series of the TV hit, reacting after the fight.”I know that guy is something else – taking the fight on five weeks’ notice is brave, but coming here is mind-blowing. I have been an athlete all my life. Clearly I suck but wow – what a trip, man.”To be in the ring with Thor, it’s totally on my bucket list. Enjoy your life, buddy. “I have tons of respect for this boxing game. Fellow giant Devon Larratt trained at the former base of ex-UFC champion Georges St-Pierre in his five-week camp after agreeing to replace hindered Hall, only to be beaten in the first round of his fight with behemoth Bjornsson in Dubai on Saturday.Rookie boxer Hall, whose long-awaited boxing scrap with Bjornsson is a continuation of their rivalry in the World’s Strongest Man and in pursuit of the world deadlifting record, is predictably unimpressed.”Well done to Thor for beating an old man up with five weeks’ training,” hardman Hall said of Larratt, the 46-year-old top-ranked arm wrestler in North America. I’m going to knock you out soon.”I love competing and I have such respect for the sport. Also on rt.com
‘If I break his nose, I want $5k’: North America’s top arm wrestler in war of words with Game of Thrones giant Thor ahead of fight View this post on InstagramA post shared by Eddie hall – The Beast (@eddiehallwsm)”I know Eddie is at home chilling on the sofa with his popcorn and cola. I knew I was under-prepared but I knew the fight would be a lot of fun.”I know there is an arm-wrestler out there who is a superior boxer out there – please take vengeance on Thor for me.”The Icelander earned his first win as a boxer in his third exhibition fight, having previously drawn with two professional pugilists: Steven Ward in January and Simon Vallily in May. View this post on InstagramA post shared by crazy (@powerturkooo)”Outstanding. Fair play to [Larratt] for taking this fight. This sport is without doubt the hardest sport I’ve tried but I absolutely love it.”Hall has returned to training after needing surgery for the injury he suffered in sparring, with a rescheduled date for the clash of the colossi yet to be announced. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson)”I wish I could have done better,” said Canadian Larratt. Jokes aside, he’s got balls of steel.”Bjornsson also admires Larratt.

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Pochettino claims Messi told him he was ‘OK’ after being subbed – but the cracks are already showing in PSG’s vanity project

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“We know we have to improve. Neymar will have turned 30 and Neymar will be 35 by the start of next season, which will be the last of Messi’s contract before he rides off into the sunset – most likely to Inter Miami in the MLS.By Tom Sanderson

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One returns a king, the other is out of place in Paris: Ronaldo and Messi transfers signal contrasting ends for all-time greats We need to be tougher in other sectors of play.”They need playing time to get to know and understand each other; to play together to succeed, but that wasn’t the issue tonight.”We weren’t solid enough for a Champions League match. That’s not an issue for me,” he said. “I’m happy with the forwards’ defensive work. pic.twitter.com/AUdwmv6Mc9— OptaJoao (@OptaJoao) September 19, 2021🤤 Lucas Paqueta completed 7 dribbles for Lyon against PSG tonight; No player has completed more in a Ligue 1 match this season— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 19, 2021Lyon, granted, are tough customers, with goalscorer Lucas Paqueta leading Neymar as the most prolific Brazilian in Ligue 1 since the start of last season. His seven dribbles were also the most completed in a French top-flight match this campaign.Yet the Parisians have hardly convinced since Messi arrived, with the 2-0 away win at Reims, in which he made a late debut, not telling the full story of that particular Sunday evening.The truth is that after Kylian Mbappe put them up inside 16 minutes, PSG were stretched by their minnow opponents until the France wonderkid added a second around the hour mark.That paved the way for Messi’s late cameo, which was unremarkable save for one good passing exchange with Mbappe that led to nothing. 

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With Neymar replaced on that occasion, fans were made to wait to see the trident with Mbappe that was already being heralded as the greatest of all time despite all three being yet to play together.This was the ultimate show of disrespect to Barca’s fabled MSN trio, which the Argie and Brazilian formed with Luis Suarez while netting no fewer than 364 goals and winning everything on offer both domestically and internationally.Both Neymar and Messi were absent from the 4-0 away win over Clermont Foot as Mbappe scored again – and maybe there is something in that. Regardless, all three finally started against Club Brugge in the Champions League. IT'S HAPPENING!Messi, Neymar and Mbappe ALL start for PSG against Club Brugge 🤩 pic.twitter.com/tMKteAtakv— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 15, 2021Social media salivated over the first XI and how it looked at the front but, for all of their talent, the MNM – or whatever you want to call them – encountered great difficulty in breaking through their Belgian opponents. Again going ahead early through Ander Herrera, Messi hit the bar as he did against Lyon, but they then played the rest of the match on the backfoot to a side with a $105 million budget in comparison to their bottomless pockets.Pochettino defended his charges post-match and insisted they weren’t to blame for the 1-1 draw, which was sealed when Hans Vanaken equalized 12 minutes after Herrara struck. And then we have to make decisions during the game.”Sometimes these choices pay off and sometimes they don’t. We continue to work on it,” Pochettino offered.”We play every three days, we can’t train a lot. Plenty of talent, but no co-ordination, no direction, and no-one is particularly interested in doing any kind of legwork.””We have to find the balance to provide strength to the team. Then we have to make choices. We’re not happy with the result or the performance; we know we have to do better.”Sunday night showed that they aren’t currently solid enough for Ligue 1, either.Mbappe booed by the home support (again). Whether you like it or not.”As for [Messi’s] reaction – I asked him how he was, he said he was OK. With the 11 who must start. In particular, we must work to reduce the spaces between the lines.”But if he can’t get it right, the 49-year-old will be fired and Mbappe will likely follow him out of the exit door. Plenty of talent, but no coordination, no direction, and no one is particularly interested in doing any kind of legwork.— Lars Sivertsen (@larssivertsen) September 19, 2021If they can’t break down the Club Brugges and Lyons of this world, however, how will they fare against a Bayern Munich, Chelsea or Manchester City as the continental showpiece moves towards its business end?On Twitter, one analyst said: “Watching this PSG front three is like watching Sherlock, Poirot and Morse trying to solve a crime. Follow RT on

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed what happened after Lionel Messi appeared to snub him when he substituted the new signing, with cracks beginning to show in the Ligue 1 club’s Qatari-backed vanity project. The Argentine brought his compatriot superstar off after 75 minutes of his first start at PSG’s Parc des Princes home since joining from Barcelona as a free agent last month.With the score level at 1-1 against Lyon, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner appeared furious at being hooked and refused to greet Pochettino before taking a seat on the bench looking sullen-faced alongside fellow La Albiceleste squad member Leandro Paredes.Pochettino attempted to defuse the row following the eventual 2-1 win, secured via a last-gasp winner from Mauro Icardi deep into injury time. That was our exchange.”The incident, along with sub-par performances on the pitch, suggest that problems are already showing in PSG’s squad.12 – Since the start of last season, Lucas Paquetá has scored 12 goals in the Ligue 1, the most by any Brazilian in the tournament in this time. #PSGOL— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) September 19, 2021Out of context Mbappe Neymar Messi pic.twitter.com/Ie6fkKF9nJ— Naruto 🗝⚔ (@ZoneOfZonn) September 19, 2021Maybe Sergio Ramos will sturdy the defense once he finally makes his debut.But up top, it seems that Mbappe performs better on his own than when his South American seniors are on the pitch, and the youngster clearly isn’t happy, as his pre-match face while Messi and Neymar joked around appeared to show.Booed at the Parc des Princes yesterday by the crowd that once held him up as the ultimate hometown boy done good and World Cup winner, he has become villified for flirting with Real Madrid despite his stellar performances while the Spaniards reportedly put in astronomical bids in for him that were rebuffed by Leonardo and the powers that be at Paris.Though they did cede control of the domestic crown to Lille last term and recapturing it should be a primary concern, let’s not kid ourselves: the likes of Mbappe, Neymar and Messi were brought in to win the Champions League, above all.Watching this PSG front three is like wathcing Sherlock, Poirot and Morse trying to solve a crime. But that’s why we’re standing in front of the bench thinking about what to do. And those decisions that you have to make, whether things go well or not. Also on rt.com
‘He’s not happy’: Messi accused of SNUBBING PSG boss Pochettino as star is SUBSTITUTED in home debut

“Everyone knows we have great players on the team,” said Pochettino in his post-match interview.”We have a very rich squad of 35 players.

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‘There is always politics’: Ukraine volleyball star questions ‘$375k bonus offered to players to beat Russia’ at European finals

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Russian players would have been motivated by the reported huge bonus offered to Ukraine ahead of a volleyball showdown at the European Championships earlier this month, a star has admitted. [They do] not [offer] the salaries to support a family. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Волейбол в Україні (@volleyball.ua)”I think that [the bonus offer] was not done quite correctly in relation to the team. as husband warns against backlash

“Returning to the topic of bonuses, we were not promised any bonuses before Euro 2021. How does the federation [judge whether] we were successful or not?”We have completed the minimum task. Whether something will be paid, I do not know. We haven’t received anything yet.”Russia lost 3-0 to eventual third-placed side Poland in their quarterfinal. Italy won the tournament, beating Slovenia 3-2 in the final. Also on rt.com
Russian & Ukrainian Olympic medalists whose hug caused diplomatic drama pose for snap again… “Everywhere. A Russian channel wanted to interview me but I refused. We have a lot of young players. Loud slogans do not lead to anything good.” View this post on InstagramA post shared by Волейбол в Україні (@volleyball.ua)The potential reward was four times as much as Ukraine players including Teryomenko were offered ahead of their quarterfinal against Serbia when the tournament was held in Antwerp in 2019, according to the report – a match which also ended in defeat.Teryomenko has spoken after a series of diplomatic controversies involving Russian and Ukrainian athletes competing with each other, including Ukrainian high jump medalist Yaroslava Mahuchikh being summoned by her country’s ministry of defense after embracing Russian gold medalist Maria Lasitskene at the Olympic Games.”There is always politics,” he accepted. “Unfortunately, not all teams are well-off in Ukraine. I would be terribly motivated if someone bragged about a prize for a future victory over me.”You can’t brag about money until you’ve won. Ukraine players were said to have been offered a whopping windfall of 10 million hryvnia – around $375,000 – to win their game against Russia on September 11, which did not materialize after they were knocked out at the round of 16 stage with a 3-1 defeat in Gdansk.One of the country’s top players, middle blocker Dmytro Teryomenko, has suggested that there was no need for the incentive because the team’s “motivation went off the scale” ahead of the crunch knockout stage clash.”Everyone understood what it was like to play against Russia,” explained the nine-time Ukrainian Championship winner with former team Lokomotyv Kharkiv, speaking to KP. Also on rt.com
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“It seems to me that whatever you say now, on Russian television, the words will be [presented] in a different [way].”The player for French side Tours VB was asked about two Ukraine players who represent Russian club sides. Also on rt.com
Antisocial distancing: Ukrainian Paralympian explains decision to shun Russian rivals in awkward scenes on Tokyo podium (VIDEO) “Everyone needs to feed their families,” he acknowledged. It seems to me that it stimulated Russia more.”Such amounts cannot be announced.

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‘Stop having sex with the players’: Female American football fan urges ‘young women‘ to resist randy stars after disastrous start

“We have to build and get better, and we’re going to. I bet we see a change!— Smooch 💋 (@SmOoChEs_Mwah) September 19, 2021This is how you rebuild a program— Drew Campbell (@scoobaloob) September 19, 2021… pic.twitter.com/0UI842Lb8X— Kev Nash (@1KevNash) September 19, 2021But some pointed out that the strategy could backfire. “When word gets out, few recruits would want to sign with FSU,” said a worried party.Speaking after a dire defeat to Jacksonville State earlier this month, beleaguered coach Mike Norvell acknowledged the predicament his players find themselves in.”This football team’s not going to quit,” he was quoted as saying. And among all the “ouch” GIFs, plenty of people agreed with the idea. “This is how you rebuild a program,” remarked one onlooker.”It worked for fighters back in the day,” pointed out another, in a nod to how boxers would often abstain from sexual relations in the build-up to a big fight.Young women in Tallahassee…pls stop having sex with the FSU football players. When they tell u they play for FSU, ask them do they play basketball. The floundering Florida State Seminoles have made a disastrous start to the season, slumping to a 0-3 record for the first time since 1976 after losing 35-14 at Wake Forest on Saturday.Clearly disturbed by the development, a supporter has offered a novel solution to the flops by urging “young women in Tallahassee” to “please stop having sex with the FSU football players.””When they approach you, act like you don’t know who they are,” she added.The Florida State Seminoles have started the season 0-3 for the first time since 1976.— Jim Ledbetter (@TriviaProfessor) September 19, 2021Florida State isn't gonna win a game this year#Seminoles— scoops (@SCooper9) September 19, 2021″When they tell you they play for FSU, ask them if they play basketball. Lol— NHLtoHouston (@CB_TxNole) September 19, 2021FSU football team right now…🤣 pic.twitter.com/GKINdKLfM9— Hootie McCavman_2 (@mccavman_2) September 19, 2021″Nobody wants to have the experience, nobody wants to have the feelings, but it’s our opportunity to respond to it and it’s our opportunity to go get better. When they say football, SAY EW & WALK AWAY. When they approach u, act like u don’t know who they are. but you go back out and you go to work.”

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‘This is a movement’: MORE ‘f*ck Joe Biden’ chants reported in US college football stadiums (VIDEO) This will be something we look back to.pic.twitter.com/WDayPJTzss— 🎙️Ragin Review Podcast🎙️ (@RaginReview) September 19, 2021It worked for fighters back in the day! “That’s why [after the game] we didn’t just sit out there and drag our heads around. “Was anybody happy? No, they were sick to their freakin’ stomach about what happened… Follow RT on

A fan of a struggling football team in the US has told people that the only way to achieve a return to winning ways is for women in the area to stop having sex with the players. When they say football, say ‘ewww’ and walk away. I bet we see a change.”The post naturally received a barrage of replies.

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Qatar is trying to impose mandatory vaccinations on footballers who take part in the 2022 World Cup – report

[@TheAthleticUK] pic.twitter.com/H4VtmhkBPJ— RouteOneFootball (@Route1futbol) September 20, 2021The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has begun administering Covid-19 vaccine booster shots. 🤷🏻‍♂️— Kev_AFC (@Kev_AFC) September 20, 2021Tell them to allow human rights. No I’m not talking about the vaccine— Alfie_thfc69 (@AlfieThfc69) September 20, 2021A FIFA spokesman told the outlet: “In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Qatar, as the host country, will provide the safeguards required to protect the health and safety of all involved in the competition. “All attendees must follow the travel advice from the Qatari authorities and the latest guidance from the Ministry of Public Health.”Full information on Covid-19 safety measures will be communicated to all client groups as we approach the competition.”

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They might be pampered millionaires, but Premier League stars are being cajoled into getting the Covid jab just like everyone else Dr Abdullah Al-Kubaisi, former President of Qatar University, and first Qatari citizen to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, received the third booster dose today.#Qatar#BoosterShotspic.twitter.com/JDznU0hFF1— Gulf-Times (@GulfTimes_QATAR) September 15, 2021Given its densely populated nature, vaccinations are seen as important due to the potential impact an outbreak of Covid could have on tourism and Qatar’s international reputation.Qatar harbors the same position towards players participating in the World Cup, according to The Athletic – and that could put stars who are reluctant to be jabbed in a bind.The move could effectively provide players and staff with an ultimatum of staying at home or becoming fully vaccinated in order to be able to head to the Middle East to represent their country’s in football’s most prestigious international tournament.This will be interesting. The Gulf country has already announced that fans attending the tournament, which starts in November 2022, will need to be fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.In June this year, Prime Minister Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani announced that he was attempting to secure an extra one million doses in order to immunize fans.Qatar has already administered more than 4.6 million vaccines, which is enough to have around 82 percent of its 2.8 million population fully vaccinated and is among the world’s highest rates.(☀️) Qatar has been pushing for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all players who take part in the 2022 World Cup. I’m against vaccine passports or mandatory vaccination. Follow RT on

The state of Qatar is pushing for mandatory Covid vaccinations for players ahead of the FIFA World Cup it will host next year, according to a report. The Qatar World Cup should’ve been boycotted a long time ago anyway.— Gav (@Gavlar_LFC) September 20, 2021Talks are reportedly taking place between stakeholders such as FIFA and local medical authorities regarding an amicable solution that would reduce the risk of the showpiece competition deprived of its biggest players.Different options are said to be on the table, including alternatives such as players being required to return negative tests every three days. You can get the plebs to do as they are told but you might struggle with millionaires.— Anthonyneo (@_anthonyneo) September 20, 2021I’m in favour of being vaccinated & think those at risk or over 30 should have it, but it should never be forced on people. Exemptions have also been drawn up in draft protocols even though they are yet to be ratified.The Arab Cup, which kicks off in Qatar on November 30, is being used as a test event for the 2022 World Cup, with fans needing to be doubled-jabbed to attend – although players aren’t subjected to the same requirements.How about we just don’t have it there then?

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‘He’s not happy’: Messi accused of SNUBBING PSG boss Pochettino as star is SUBSTITUTED in home debut

 MAURO ICARDI OFF THE BENCH, GIVES PSG ALL 3 POINTS pic.twitter.com/vu6rO4qZvz— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 19, 2021The win keeps PSG top of the Ligue 1 table and unbeaten on a perfect 18 points from their six games, but with the caveat of fans pointing to early signs of potential trouble in the dynamic between the Messi and his manager Pochettino. Pochettino has to be under some pressure at PSG even if they have won all of their matches. It can't be a power trip and it can't be that Messi was tired. Some sumptuous football. pic.twitter.com/4DmGZGAEYA— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 19, 2021Paredes to Messi after he got subbed off 👀 pic.twitter.com/yoKd5qJwEP— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 19, 2021This man removed Messi. 😂 Pochettino won't last at PSG. pic.twitter.com/coNA0pc1zD— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) September 19, 2021When his number was up in the 76th minute, Messi’s body language as he walked past Pochettinto was soon picked up on by fans – with some claiming the unhappy star had snubbed his boss as he made his way past his compatriot. 📸 – Hakimi replaces Messi who is not happy with Pochettino’s decision. pic.twitter.com/KXvKAggP0O— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) September 19, 2021📸 – Messi’s FK hits the bar! Messi was replaced by Pochettino in Paris. Follow RT on

Lionel Messi was accused of giving Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino the cold shoulder after the Argentine icon was substituted after 76 minutes of his home debut for the French giants. This is the craziest decision ever! He’s getting closer. © Reuters Messi didn’t shake hands with Pochettino pic.twitter.com/od8JkMfH0X— Drizzy (@messiprimes) September 19, 2021Lyon had taken a shock lead in the 54th minute when Lucas Paqueta ghosted into space to fire a low shot past Gianluigi Donnarumma at his near post.The hosts equalized in front of an expectant home crowd through a contentious Neymar penalty in the 66th minute, after the Brazilian had been brought by Lyon’s Malo Gusto even though it looked like the PSG star had been man-handling his rival. It was Neymar rather than Messi who converted the spot-kick, before the Argentine ace was replaced 10 minutes later.Neymar scores his first PSG goal of the season from the penalty spot 💪 pic.twitter.com/am3Y3YcFh5— Goal (@goal) September 19, 2021The closest Messi had come to opening his PSG account in his third appearance for the club came in the first half when he rattled the crossbar with a trademark free-kick from range.The six-time Ballon d’Or winner also saw an effort well-saved by Lyon stopper Anthony Lopes when played in by Neymar. Goalless at halftime but watching Messi, Mbappe & Neymar link up has been joyous.            Pochettino opted to replace Messi with Achraf Hakimi with the scores level at 1-1 against Lyon in Sunday night’s Ligue 1 clash at the Parc des Princes. But the front three are slowly clicking.— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) September 19, 2021PSG fans seemed destined to be left disappointed for the second game in a row in which their team had lined up with all-star trio Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe up front.The trident also started at the mid-week Champions League game against Club Brugge in Belgium, which ended 1-1.However, Sunday concluded in different fashion as substitute Mauro Icardi – a replacement for fellow Argentine Angel Di Maria in the 82nd minute – headed home a pinpoint cross from Mbappe deep into injury time to give PSG a 2-1 victory. 😂— BeksFCB (@Joshua_Ubeku) September 19, 2021Not sure what Pochettino was thinking with that Lionel Messi substitute. SO CLOSE!

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They might be pampered millionaires, but Premier League stars are being cajoled into getting the Covid jab just like everyone else

© Reuters That continues to be true as we navigate a way out of the pandemic, and particularly as governments around the globe step up their efforts to get populations fully vaccinated.Just as with fans, footballers have not been immune to the relentless messaging from politicians and health officials about the necessity of making sure they’ve had their jab of AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or whatever other variation is the order of the day.Which brings us to one of the latest broadsides aimed at Premier League stars in England, in the form of a personal message from the UK’s deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam.According to details shared in the Daily Mail, Van-Tam – a big football fan – is said to have made a video circulated among clubs in a bid to persuade any jab dissenters to change their minds. are just like the rest of us. We urge and ask everyone to respect and tolerate this personal decision by Granit Xhaka and every other person in our country.”

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In some areas, though, freedom of choice seems to be a concept that is waning.Despite the UK government scrapping its plans (at least temporarily) for vaccine passports in the broader population in England, the Premier League will carry on enforcing its requirements for fans to prove their Covid status by showing full vaccination certification or a negative test.Some clubs have reportedly been carrying out spot-checks to ensure fans at stadiums are compliant. I say to you plain and straight that that is documented as a risk.“But the risks of heart inflammation are far, far higher from Covid than from having the vaccine.”Van-Tam’s implorations continue with a nod to the Premier League’s devout Muslim players, as he explains there are no animal products in vaccines and no alcohol in the Pfizer version. Football felt the affects of Covid like many other industries and areas of life. Footballers are often seen as living in a bubble: pampered and preening, with their every whim attended to by an army of fawning assistants and club staff.Broadly speaking, the perception is that most of the players in the millionaire boys’ club are detached from reality, and thus unafflicted by many of the problems or decisions that the rest of us are often forced to agonize over.But there are times when we’re reminded that football and its high-level protagonists don’t exist in a complete vacuum, and that the bubble is not as entirely imporous as it sometimes seems.The coronavirus pandemic is one such instance.When Covid arrived last year, football shut down, just like factories, shops and countless other industries.Footballers were left working from home and twiddling their thumbs like millions of others – albeit in far more salubrious surroundings.In that respect, the pandemic was something of a leveler, a rare shared experience between elite athletes and mere mortals. © Reuters The majority of Premier League clubs, however, have been reluctant to go public with the vaccination rates of their players, with Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Brentford being three exceptions.  Elsewhere, reports have claimed that as many as one third of players in the three leagues (the EFL) below the English top tier are yet to get the jab and are reluctant to do so.If accurate, that presents an apparent disparity with the rest of the population.  
England star Harry Kane is pictured in a mask. We do not accept or tolerate that,” said Blanc.“We stand for respect and tolerance – these are essential basic values ​​of our association. © Reuters “The best protection for you and for everyone – and I’m not mincing my words here – is the vaccine,” Van-Tam apparently tells players in straight-talking fashion. After detailing the benefits of being jabbed – less likelihood of suffering severe illness if you catch Covid, ease of travel for European fixtures, etc – Van-Tam addresses some of the stories surrounding the side-effects of the jab.“They can occur, but they are extremely rare,” the Mail quotes the health official as saying.“The one that’s talked about is heart inflammation. Also on rt.com
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The players – just like the hundreds of thousands of fans who support them week in, week out – are being pressed into rolling up their sleeves and getting the jab, if they haven’t done so already. So whether for or against vaccination, you can rest assured that you’ll be subjected to the same kind of relentless promo campaigns as the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, or any other of the Premier League’s top stars.In that respect, it really does seem like a level playing field. © Reuters Arsenal perhaps have the highest-profile known vaccine dissenter in the Premier League ranks in the form of midfielder Granit Xhaka.Xhaka recently tested positive on international duty with Switzerland, leading the Swiss FA’s head of communications, Dominique Blanc, to confirm that the footballer hadn’t been jabbed.The backlash was such that Blanc had to remind people that it was still, fundamentally, a personal choice – despite Xhaka being publicly called out by the likes of Jose Mourinho.“Granit has faced hostility and accusations publicly and in the media and been personally threatened and insulted. Follow RT on

When it comes to being harried and hassled into getting vaccinated, even being a multi-millionaire Premier League footballer doesn’t get you a free pass. Mikel Arteta has urged players to get jabbed.   Earlier this month, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta publicly pleaded with his players to get vaccinated after a number of them tested positive for Covid.The likes of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola have done similar.  By Liam Tyler The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT. Also on rt.com
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There are plenty of well-worn arguments for getting the jab, and plenty of well-worn counter-arguments maintaining that it’s about civil liberty and freedom of choice.You’ve no doubt read most of them and made up your mind, so there’s little need to go into them again here.Likewise, vaccine stats are widely and frequently published – the latest in the UK show that fast approaching 50 million people have been given at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. In that respect, Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.  If the situation changes to mean that fans will have to be fully vaccinated to attend games and a simple negative Covid test won’t suffice, it doesn’t seem long before the same will follow for the players themselves (if not even sooner). Jonathan Van-Tam had a clear message for footballers.

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‘Insane’: Haaland continues scintillating form with OUTRAGEOUS lob for Borussia Dortmund against Union Berlin (VIDEO)

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‘The guy was made in a lab’: Erling Haaland TERRIFIES fans by ‘almost breaking net’ with volley in Norway training (VIDEO) 😱 @ErlingHaaland#BVBFCUpic.twitter.com/rdswc7SICG— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) September 19, 2021Goalkeeper Andreas Luthe was left to admire the 21-year-old’s work of art as it lobbed him, before then embarking on a helpless attempt to stop the effort which saw him crash into the ground before his own post.Rising to his feet himself to celebrate with one finger to his ear and another pointing to the sky, a clip of the strike spread to social media and broke the internet.There he was dubbed “crazy”, “insane” and the “best striker in the world”, while the Bundesliga’s official account was left “speechless”.Best striker in the league— 🇺🇾🦈™ (@Lewandisneyy) September 19, 2021Erling Haaland has scored 68 goals in 67 matches for Borussia Dortmund 😳𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗵𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗻 🤖 pic.twitter.com/MhkJKTc8zL— Goal (@goal) September 19, 2021Haaland > Mbappe— PedriSZN⚡ (@Giannis34Time) September 19, 202168 goals in 67 games for Dortmund.ERLING HAALAND 🤯 pic.twitter.com/OwfU8Yj4Ww— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 19, 2021With the brace, Haaland made sure his goals tally (68) surpassed the total amount of games (67) he has played for the title hopefuls.And through such performances week in, week out, his days at Dortmund, before a continental giant such as Chelsea or FC Barcelona snatch him up, appear to be numbered.This season alone, he has hit the back of the net 11 times in just eight outings. Against Union Berlin, he lobbed the goalkeeper from the edge of the 18-yard box to send the Westfalenstadion wild. Keeping the heat on leaders Bayern Munich, who they trail by just a point at the top of the table, Marco Rose’s men were leading the visitors 3-2 with less than 10 minutes to spare. Helping to make it 2-0 earlier in the first half, Norwegian wonderkid Haaland later latched on to a long ball from his team’s back line.Tussling with his marker, he managed to get on the right side of the pass to then let off a high, one-touch effort with his blessed left foot.Speechless. Follow RT on

Erling Haaland has wowed football fans yet again with a stunning strike for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

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