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From Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, the proud history of black protest in sport

NFL players kneeling in the US and Premier League stars speaking out in the UK is nothing new: sportsmen and women have always been at the forefront of the fight for civil rightsWe may never know why Jake Hepple, a now unemployed welder from Burnley, t…

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Statue campaign for black footballer denied England cap in 1920s

Plymouth Argyle fans are seeking to raise £100,000 for bronze tribute to Jack LeslieA campaign is raising funds to erect a statue of a black footballer believed to have been denied the chance to play for England in 1925 because of the colour of his ski…

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Statue campaign for black footballer denied England cap in 1920s

Plymouth Argyle fans are seeking to raise £100,000 for bronze tribute to Jack LeslieA campaign is raising funds to erect a statue of a black footballer believed to have been denied the chance to play for England in 1925 because of the colour of his ski…

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Former England boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz wins 16-year battle to stay in UK

Exclusive: Fawaz, who was trafficked to the UK from Nigeria as a child, won his Home Office appeal last weekThe former England boxer Kelvin Bilal Fawaz has won his 16-year legal battle to live and work in the UK after the Home Office granted him leave …

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Everyone for tennis: sport breaks out of middle-class bubble

On what should have been the eve of Wimbledon, local clubs are enjoying a boomIt’s Friday morning at Belair Park in Dulwich, south-east London, and all four tennis courts are in use. On one of them Avneet, a 26-year-old student, is taking on her boyfri…

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Liverpool condemn fans’ ‘wholly unacceptable’ behaviour in city centre

Fans congregated at the Pier Head on Friday nightFire brigade were called after firework hit Liver BuildingLiverpool have criticised their own supporters for congregating in the city centre on Friday night to celebrate Thursday’s title victory. Those i…

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Liverpool rejoices in Reds’ title: ‘It feels like a huge release for the city’

Fans make pilgrimage to Anfield to toast team’s first league crown in 30 years“He’s meant to be shielding, so this is a bit naughty,” said Rachel Taylor as she unloaded her son’s wheelchair from a minibus outside Anfield on Friday morning. “But you’ve …

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A sea of Reds: Liverpool fans revel in glory of title win – in pictures

Scenes of joy unfolded across Liverpool after the club secured their first league title for 30 years Continue reading…

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Liverpool fans jubilant after Premier League title win as police warn of Covid-19 risks

As a huge crowd celebrated outside Anfield, Merseyside police said the region had a responsibility to prevent the coronavirus spreadThousands of jubilant Liverpool supporters have spent the night celebrating the team’s first league title for 30 years, …

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Liverpool fans gather at Anfield to celebrate first title in 30 years – video

Thousands of jubilant Liverpool supporters have spent the night celebrating the team’s first league title for 30 years.Fans gathered outside the Main Stand at Anfield for when the final whistle blew on Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Manchest…

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Child abuse victims to sue Celtic FC in landmark case

Civil action claims Scottish club failed to protect them from paedophiles working around Celtic Boys’ ClubVictims of a number of paedophiles are to sue Celtic football club in a ground-breaking civil action amidst claims it failed to protect them from …

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Child abuse victims to sue Celtic FC in landmark case

Civil action claims Scottish club failed to protect them from paedophiles working around Celtic Boys’ ClubVictims of a number of paedophiles are to sue Celtic football club in a ground-breaking civil action amidst claims it failed to protect them from …

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Child abuse victims to sue Celtic FC in landmark case

Civil action claims Scottish club failed to protect them from paedophiles working around Celtic Boys’ ClubVictims of a number of paedophiles are to sue Celtic football club in a ground-breaking civil action amidst claims it failed to protect them from …

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‘White Lives Matter’ plane organiser says police have offered protection

Burnley supporter says 60 people contributed to Premier League game stunt A man who said he organised the “White Lives Matter Burnley” stunt, in which an aircraft towed a banner bearing words over a Premier League match on Monday, said police have offe…

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England and Wales cricket clubs face ‘lost summer’ amid lockdown

Fans and players express disappointment at government’s decision not to lift ban on matchesPerched on a hilltop just north of Bath, the Broadleys ground, home of Marshfield CC, looks picture-postcard perfect. The playing surface has been cut and rolled…

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Rose Paterson, Aintree chair and wife of Tory ex-minister, found dead at home

Owen Paterson says loss of his wife of 40 years has come as ‘terrible shock’ to familyThe wife of the Conservative former cabinet minister Owen Paterson has been found dead at their family home.In a statement, Paterson said the loss of his wife, Rose, …

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Operators of gyms and pools query England’s new lockdown rules

Nightclubs also off limits but pubs can open – prompting accusations of inconsistencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has given the green light to a night out in a pub or restaurant in England but gym workouts,…

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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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Burnley manager Sean Dyche condemns ‘White Lives Matter’ banner flown over Etihad – video

A banner displaying the words ‘Whit