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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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Der Spiegel’s Rafael Buschmann: ‘In Portugal this is a big political scandal’

Journalist who has worked with Football Leaks to expose wrongdoing doubts justice awaits for the website’s founder“He’s more afraid about what will happen on the political stage because football is completely involved in the mechanisms of the Portugues…

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European football bosses can no longer turn a blind eye to racism | Dario Brentin

The abuse of black England players in Montenegro highlights the need for a new approach in the Balkans and beyondThe shameful racist abuse of Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Montene…

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Man who attacked Petra Kvitová gets 8-year prison term

Wimbledon champion suffered severe knife wound to her left playing hand during assaultA knife attacker who injured the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Czech regional court.CTK news agency repor…

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Stabbed Manchester United fan recovering after surgery in Paris

• Man, 44, attacked after Champions League game• United hope fan can return home ealy next weekThe Manchester United fan who was stabbed on Wednesday night in Paris is recovering from surgery, with the hope being he can return home at the start of next…

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Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

Man, 44, reportedly undergoes emergency operation after attack with ‘large blade’A Manchester United fan is being treated in hospital in France for a stabbing injury shortly after the English side knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League…

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Atlético Madrid investigate after former youth coach admits sexual abuse

• Manuel Briñas admits offences while he was working at school• No accusations made by players against former coach, now 88Atlético Madrid have severed their relationship with the man who ran their youth system for 20 years and launched an investigatio…

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Four people stabbed in football-related violence in Rome

A Briton, two Spaniards and an American were injured in fighting at bar in Italian capitalA Briton was among four people stabbed in football-related clashes in central Rome, according to Italian media reports.Fighting broke out shortly after 9pm on Wed…

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Emiliano Sala: missing pilot’s family raise funds for search

David Ibbotson, who was flying light aircraft that crashed in Channel, has not been foundThe family of the missing pilot of the plane carrying the footballer Emiliano Sala have set up a fundraising page for donations to help restart a search for him.Sa…

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Ski president sorry for praising dictators and attacking ‘so-called’ climate change

Gian Franco Kasper said dictators make good event hosts75-year-old once said women shouldn’t ski jumpThe president of the International Ski Federation has apologised after an interview in which he questioned climate change and said he preferred countri…

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José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up something watchable | Marina Hyde

From his Russian tumble to a Spain prison sentence, the erstwhile United manager has had a dim week. At least it’s entertainingAfter so many years of refusing to give the public what they want, it’s great to see José Mourinho finally serving up somethi…

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José Mourinho accepts prison sentence for tax fraud but will not serve time

• Case in Spain relates to period as Real Madrid manager• Mourinho exchanges one-year sentence for a fineJosé Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, a Spanish court filing showed on Tuesday, although the former Real Madrid and …

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Emiliano Sala: investigators find seat cushions on French beach

Accident investigators say pieces of cushion likely to be from aircraft that was carrying missing Cardiff City footballerThe first suspected pieces of wreckage from the plane that vanished with footballer Emiliano Sala on board have washed up on the Fr…

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Emiliano Sala’s family organise crowdfunded air and sea search

More than 4,000 people donate after official search for Cardiff City player and pilot haltedRelatives of Emiliano Sala are overseeing their own air and sea search for the missing Cardiff City footballer after more than 4,000 people contributed to a cro…

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Emiliano Sala family consider private search for missing footballer

Elite footballers join call to resume search for Cardiff City player and pilot off GuernseyRelatives of Emiliano Sala are investigating the possibility of launching their own search after the authorities in Guernsey halted their hunt for the missing fo…

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Emiliano Sala: search for footballer and pilot resumes

Guernsey police say aircraft will also scour French coast in search for Emiliano Sala and Dave IbbotsonThe search for the missing footballer Emiliano Sala and a pilot has resumed after their plane went missing over the Channel Islands on Monday.Guernse…

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Emiliano Sala: search resumes for lost plane carrying Cardiff player

Voicemail message revealed as police say chances of finding footballer alive are ‘slim’The search for the plane carrying the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala that went missing over the English Channel has resumed, amid only “slim” hopes he survive…

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Ronaldo agrees to pay €19m fine to settle tax fraud case

Juventus footballer pleads guilty after agreeing to fine and suspended sentence in Madrid courtThe Portugal and Juventus footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted committing tax fraud while playing for Real Madrid and agreed to pay an €18.8m (£16.5m) f…

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Supercoppa controversy rages over Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women

Protests over the decision to hold the Italian Super Cup in Jeddah have grown since murder of Jamal Khashoggi in OctoberWhen, early last June, the Italian football league agreed a €20m deal to play three of the next five Italian super cups in Saudi Ara…