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‘Pictures left me feeling overwhelmed’: Rashford speaks of support as new mural unveiled

Work on community football clubhouse in Manchester will link to archive of messages left on his portrait in nearby WithingtonMarcus Rashford has spoken of how a Manchester mural and its “outpouring of support really lifted” him at one of his “lowest p…

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Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

Officers investigating damage to Manchester artwork keeping open mind over motiveThe vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses.The artwork was…

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‘He’s an inspiration’: crowds gather at Marcus Rashford mural in Manchester – video

Crowds have gathered at Marcus Rashford’s mural in Withington, Manchester, which was defaced following England’s loss in the Euro 2020 final. The mural’s artist, Akse, was able to paint over the graffiti on Tuesday, by which point it had been covered b…

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Manchester shows support for Marcus Rashford: ‘It’s evolved into something special’

Community comes together to back England footballer and oppose racism after mural was defacedFor Ed Wellard, “there was a kind of inevitability” to hearing that the mural of Marcus Rashford had been defaced after England’s Euro 2020 final defeat.Wellar…

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England fans wake up after wild night of football celebrations

Jubilant fans took to the streets to mark the team making it through to the Euro 2020 semi-finalsFirst came the beer, then the delirium and, as sure as Harry Kane in front of goal, the collective hangover.Thousands of England fans celebrated through th…

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‘The beautiful game is gone’: Manchester reacts to fan protests

Outside the Lowry Hotel, people are unsure if demonstrations will work but united about their necessity There’s a new bit of graffiti on the Trinity Bridge dividing Manchester and Salford: “Fuck United” reads the scrawl on one of the suspension pillars…

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Ministers promise crackdown on online racism against black footballers

Marcus Rashford describes racist abuse as ‘humanity and social media at its worst’Ministers have vowed to crack down on online racism levelled at footballers as Manchester police confirmed they were launching an investigation into the racial abuse a nu…

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Police investigating racist social media abuse of Manchester United players

Marcus Rashford among high-profile players to speak out‘We will be investigating these crimes thoroughly,’ say policeGreater Manchester police have confirmed they are investigating racist comments sent to a number of Manchester United players over soci…

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British Cycling defends gathering 90 riders for secretive simulated Olympics

Riders ‘told not to divulge details’ of event at ManchesterPerformance director says: ‘Covid protocols followed’After an Olympic cycle marred by questions around medicine management and allegations of sexism and bullying, British Cycling was again on t…

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‘It was necessary’: Marcus Rashford reflects on free school meals plea to Boris Johnson – video

The Manchester United and England forward says speaking out personally about his experience of food poverty was ‘necessary to get the message across’ about ensuring vulnerable children are fed during school holidays. In a BBC documentary abou…

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Manchester food banks urge Premier League clubs to pay staff real living wage

Cleaners and caterers at City and United are ‘struggling to put food on the table’Cleaners and caterers at Manchester’s Premier League football clubs are “struggling to put food on the table”, the city’s food banks have warned.Manchester food banks hav…

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Nobby Stiles obituary

Robust Manchester United and England footballer who made a memorable contribution to England’s 1966 World Cup victoryOf all the players who contributed to England’s World Cup victory in 1966, Nobby Stiles, who has died aged 78 after suffering from pros…

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‘Racism is not what Burnley is about’: how locals reacted to ‘White Lives Matter’ stunt

Lancashire town has worked hard to bring communities together since race riots of 2001Wajid Khan was half-watching his beloved Burnley football club when he received a WhatsApp message from a friend. It showed a banner reading, “White Lives Matter Burn…

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Police to investigate Burnley ‘White Lives Matter’ aircraft banner

Stunt that took place during match at Etihad Stadium linked to a football hooligan firm Police are looking into the circumstances in which a banner reading “White Lives Matter Burnley” was towed by an aircraft at a game between Manchester City and Burn…

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Old Trafford ‘racist assault’ not caught on CCTV, family told

Camera was pointing in another direction when Kamarl Nelson, 19, was allegedly attackedAn alleged racist assault against a teenage Manchester United worker by security staff outside Old Trafford was not captured by CCTV as the cameras were pointing in …

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Coronavirus: Gary Neville says NHS staff will stay at his hotels for free – video

Gary Neville has announced that two hotels he co-owns with former Manchester United teammate Ryan Giggs will close to the public from Sunday and be made available to NHS staff free of charge. Hotel Football and The Stock Exchange, both in Manchester, w…

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Old Trafford guards accused of racist attack on 19-year-old worker

Man allegedly called ‘slave’ and hit by guards who did not believe he worked at stadiumPolice are investigating claims of a racially-aggravated assault at Manchester United’s football stadium, after a 19-year-old hospitality worker said he was attacked…

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Old Trafford guards accused of racist attack on 19-year-old worker

Man allegedly called ‘slave’ and hit by guards who did not believe he worked at stadiumPolice are investigating claims of a racially-aggravated assault at Manchester United’s football stadium, after a 19-year-old hospitality worker said he was attacked…

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Cadbury teams up with Manchester United to tackle loneliness in older people

Fans are encouraged to speak to older people at match against Watford in Age UK campaignThere was a striking change with tradition at Manchester United’s match against Watford on Sunday as 11 elderly “guests of honour” replaced the customary child masc…

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Village Manchester FC decries rise in ‘toxic’ homophobic chanting

Calls for harder punishments after latest alleged incident in Millwall-Reading matchA Manchester football club that has faced “appalling” alleged homophobic abuse has urged the FA to radically overhaul its disciplinary processes after further reports o…