FA & # 39; does not investigate alleged homophobic blackmail of fans of Man United & # 39; during victory over Chelsea
- FA is reportedly not planning to investigate alleged homophobic blackmail
- ] Manchester United defeated Chelsea Monday evening 2-0 in the Premier League
- West Ham condemned their own fans who were homophobic chants sang during the Premier League clash against Chelsea in December
The FA takes the allegations seriously and works closely with the police, Kick It Out and Crown Public Prosecutor's Office, according to Sky Sports .
West Ham condemned their own fans who sang homophobic songs during the Premier League fight against Chelsea in December.
The LGBT fan group Pride of Irons van Hammers claimed that supporters & # 39; Chelsea Rent Boys & # 39; sang on Stamford Bridge – and the Chelsea Supporters Trust agreed that the & # 39; continuous & # 39; used to be.
Sports Director Stonewall of Robbie de Santos told Sky Sports News : & # 39; [With] this specific song many people say they don't understand what is meant by the song.
& # 39; That does not make it apologetic, but it shows that part of the solutions to stop this singing is to make sure that people understand what the implications of the word rent boy actually mean. & # 39;
United moved in three points from the Blues after the win over Stamford Bridge.
Tom Vope from Port Vale at & # 39; powerful & # 39; to fight against FA indictment about an alleged anti-Semitic tweet where he wrote that & # 39; the Rothschilds & # 39; would benefit from World War II
- Tom Vope from Port Vale refused to post anti-Semitic messages on social media
- A statement from Port Vale said that the striker the charge & # 39; powerful & # 39; would dispute
- He tweeted: & the Rothchilds are crowned champions of every bank on the planet & # 39;
Pope is confronted with the prospect of a further ban on social media after being accused of a & # 39; serious offense & # 39; on FA rules.
The 34-year-old has served two suspensions of one game this season for creating & # 39; inappropriate & # 39; comments on Twitter, but is now faced with a more serious indictment.
An FA statement said: & # 39; Tom Pope has been charged with a violation of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post on January 5, 2020.
& # 39; It is claimed that his activity on social media violates FA Rule E3 (1) because it was offensive and / or offensive and / or inappropriate and / or the game was discredited.
& # 39; It is also claimed that his social media activity is a & # 39; aggravated violation & # 39; defined in FA Rule E3 (2) because it contained a reference, explicitly or implicitly, to race and / or religion and / or ethnic origin.
& # 39; The Port Vale forward has until February 12, 2020 to respond. & # 39;
A statement from Port Vale said that Pope would contest the charge.
& # 39; The Port Vale Ahead strongly denies that his Twitter comments & # 39; a reference, either explicitly or implicitly, to race and / or religion and / or ethnic origin & # 39; and will vigorously defend the indictment, & # 39; said the statement.
In tweets sent to Pope in early January, after being asked to "predict the WWIII result," wro: "We invade Iran, then Cuba, then North Korea, then the Rothchilds become (sic) crowned champions of every bank on the planet. "
Pope later removed the tweet, insisting he did not know it could be considered anti-Semitic, and the player plans to contest the FA attack.
Shortly after removing the tweet, Pope issued a statement in which he apologized for the crime caused.
& # 39; After responding to my response to Twitter about the Rothschilds, I was unaware of any connection between the Rothchild family and the Jewish community, & said the statement.
& # 39; If I have offended anyone, I want to apologize enormously because this was never my intention. & # 39;
The charge exposes Pope to the risk of further suspension, with the 34-year-old already banning e-game banned in November and January of this season.
Pope created a storm on social media after his goal in the third-round FA Cup tie against Manchester City supported his pre-match bravado in a personal fight with City Defender John Stones.
Last summer, Pope Stones mocked in a tweet and claimed that he would score 40 goals per season if he faced the English international on a weekly basis, but he followed his goal by saying it would be & # 39; more than 50 & # 39 ;.
Tottenham anger at BBC slur that club supporters selected for alleged racism on The One Show despite claim by Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger not being confirmed
- Lawyers representing Tottenham have the BBC written about the program
- Tottenham believes the BBC has unfairly selected fans of the club in the show
- episode that was in accusations of racism
- Investigation by both Spurs and the Met found no evidence to support claims
Lawyers representing the club in the north London wrote to the Corporation to complain about an episode of the popular program broadcast on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Spurs, who has a considerable Jewish fan base, has during the episode that defended the allegations of racism against their own fans against Chelsea Antonio Rudiger during the December collision.
The Metropolitan Police and Tottenham conducted separate investigations, but they were closed on January 6 after finding & # 39; no evidence to confirm or contradict the allegations & # 39; – a point that the BBC did not make clear during the broadcast.
When asked about the complaint from the Press Association, the BBC acknowledged that they had not made sufficiently clear & # 39; that no evidence of racism was found with regard to the allegations in which Rudiger was involved.
The BBC removed the video from its iPlayer service for video editing.
Sportsmail understands, however, that the BBC has not issued direct recognition of errors to Tottenham, nor has it communicated their intention to correct the video on iPlayer. It remains to be seen whether the BBC makes contact with Spurs, who do not comment on the matter.
During the segment, Harry Kane notes how people & # 39; did nothing & # 39; to intervene in the Nazi genocide.
Kane & # 39; s words are immediately followed by aerial recordings of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and footage from the game between Spurs and Chelsea in which home fans were accused of racist abuse of Rudiger.
The episode also sees Chelsea Captain Cesar Azpilicueta discussing the collision and saying: & # 39; This type of discrimination is very sad. & # 39;
In a statement from the Press Association, the BBC said: & We do not accept that this short film implied that Spurs had somehow ignored racist behavior.
& # 39; The report involved a mural commissioned by Chelsea Football Club and a video produced by the National Holocaust Museum commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz .
& # 39; Harry Kane was seen as part of the video along with other footballers and no reasonable viewer would have concluded that this was about Tottenham's response to the complaint of racist behavior during the game between Spurs and Chelsea, or that Harry Kane was critical of his club or employers.
& # 39; However, we recognize that the use of images from the Spurs v Chelsea competition has not made the viewer sufficiently clear about the subsequent outcome of the police and club investigation and we will edit this part of the film & # 39;
Two West Ham fans arrested after alleged homophobic gestures aimed at Brighton supporters during draw at London Stadium
- The arrested fans were released pending an investigation
- Metropolitan Police confirmed that a third was arrested on suspicion of abuse
- Hammers supporters also reportedly used homophobic singing in December
Those detained have now been released and an investigation has been started.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: & # 39; Two male West Ham fans were arrested on suspicion of making homophobic gestures.
& # 39; One male (also a fan of West Ham) was arrested on suspicion of common abuse.
& # 39; They were transferred to East London police stations where they were subsequently released under investigation. The investigation continues. & # 39;
Last December, some Hammers supporters reportedly used homophobic singing during their game against Chelsea on Stamford Bridge.
Reading and Cardiff launch investigation into alleged racist and homophobic abuse destroying FA Cup fourth-round draw
- An announcement was made mid-way through Saturday's first half
- A retrospective statement said there were two isolated incidents
- Cardiff has released a statement confirming that further investigation will take place
An announcement was made midway through the first half of the competition with the visiting support of South Wales.
A retrospective statement said there were two isolated incidents, while a Cardiff announcement confirmed that further investigation would take place.
It said: & # 39; Cardiff City Football Club is aware of allegations against visiting supporters at today's FA Cup match in Reading.
& # 39; We will speak with Reading Football Club, Thames Valley Police and South Wales Police (in the presence of our traveling support) to determine the facts of the case.
& # 39; We will conduct these discussions with the relevant authorities before making further comments. & # 39;
After receiving a similar statement made against Millwall last week, ironically after Reading visited the Den, Cardiff manager Neil Harris refused to be drawn about the allegations, but warned that it was a problem outside of football.
He said: & We as a football club work very hard behind the scenes.
& # 39; But for me it's not about Cardiff City or reading today, it's about society and football in general. & # 39;
Although reading manager Mark Bowen admitted that he was not aware of the incident, he said: "You hope and pray that it will not creep back into football, but nobody likes it and it has to be eradicated. & # 39;
The incident overshadowed what turned out to be a frantic – and entertaining – FA Cup draw at the Madejski.
Cardiff took the lead after five minutes, after Callum Paterson picked up a knockdown by Aden Flint after a cross by Josh Murphy.
Reading came right three minutes later, after Yakou Meite – who returned to training yesterday after his father's death last week – controlled the ball and pushed past keeper Alex Smithies.
The hosts were reduced to ten men when Tom McIntyre was rejected for a second yellow card, and should have been kicked out when Sol Bamba had a header less than five meters away – but knew his effort wide to pull.
Suspending Barnsley defends Bambo Diaby while FA investigates the failed drug test after a defeat at Blackburn on November 23
- Barnsley defends Bambo Diaby is suspended in the midst of an FA investigation
- The 22-year-old reportedly failed a drug test in Blackburn last November
- Diaby vowed to clear his name and plead his innocence for teammates
Barnsley suspended Bambo Diaby while the FA investigated alleged anti-doping violation by the defender.
The 22-year-old is believed to have been tested on November 23, after Tykes' 3-2 defeat against Blackburn in Ewood Park.
They issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon stating: & # 39; Barnsley Football Club has received a notification from the FA that they are investigating a possible anti-doping violation by our player, Bambo Diaby.
] & # 39; The player and the club work together and respond directly with the FA.
& # 39; The player is now subject to a suspension while playing while this case is being investigated. No further comments will be made during this procedure. & # 39;
The defender born in Spain has advocated his innocence and is adamant that he will erase his name, as reported by The Mirror this year
Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber called his team for a team meeting to break the news last week before informing the group that Diaby would not play against Bristol City last Saturday.
Positive drug tests can take a while to process and come with a maximum of four ban but still remains a rarity in football.
Diaby is allowed to continue playing while the drug testing continues.
The FA cooperates with UK Anti-Doping to test players after matches during training and at other random intervals.
Former Southport defender Mike Phenix is considered the last soccer player to have tested positive for a banned substance. [1 9459015]
Phenix tested positive for cocaine in September 2018, but did not receive its four-year ban until May of last year. It is unknown for which substance Diaby has been tested positive.
& # 39; Figures are incorrect & # 39 ;: LaLiga boss Javier Tebas calls on UEFA to punish Manchester City for alleged infringements of the Financial Fair Play
- Manchester City becomes investigated by UEFA about Financial Fair Play infringement
- LaLiga president Javier Tebas wants the Premier League club to be severely punished
- Thebes stood that both Man City and Paris Saint-Germain had questions to answe
Manchester City must be punished by UEFA for financial & # 39; doping & # 39; because their & # 39; figures are incorrect & # 39 ;, LaLiga president Javier Tebas has repeated.
Tebas has previously accused City and Paris Saint-Germain of & # 39; ruin the entire system & called for them to be thrown out of the European league.
City is currently being investigated for possible violations of the rules of Financial Fair Play, with the threat of Champions League expulsion still being a possibility.
They are ready to play in next year's competition, even while awaiting their fate, but, speaking ahead of those developments, Tebas claimed: & # 39; Of course, a sanction must be imposed … I know the numbers from Manchester City, where their income comes from, and those numbers don't match to a certain extent. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; One of the most important problems in European football is related to (financial) doping. Because if we have clubs that are funded by states, that has an impact on salaries. & # 39;
Both Abu-Dhabi-managed City and Qatari-supported PSG have been examined with regard to FFP rules, which are designed to prevent clubs from spending more than their means.
& # 39; I think in some cases (UEFA) some FFP cases have been handled appropriately and for that they have to be congratulated, but there are two specific cases, Manchester City and PSG, which I believe not be handled correctly, & Tebas said.
& # 39; That is not only my opinion, it is also members of the UEFA financial committee who thought it was a good idea to case reopen. & # 39;
At the launch of LaLigaTV, Tebas also accused UEFA of not enforcing & # 39; of compliance.
PSG was freed from misconduct in 2018, but City was referred to UEFA's Club Financial Control Body after allegations they blew up the value of a sponsorship deal in what was claimed as an attempt to enforce FFP rules bypass and mislead.
City strongly denies the accusations.
Both she and UEFA refused to comment.
LaLigaTV, the special 24/7 channel with all LaLiga competitions, is available for SKY residential and commercial subscribers on Channel 435 and Virgin TV customers on Channel 554 via Premier Sports.
Millwall starts investigation after conviction of alleged homophobic singing during their home victory at Reading
Millwall has the alleged homophobic singing during the 2- sentenced 0 home win against Reading and started an investigation.
Referee Keith Stroud stopped playing in the first half after being alerted to the abusive song by his assistant and after both managers were informed, fans were warned about the stadium & # 39; s speaker system during the break.
The Sky Bet Championship club said in a statement on Twitter: & # 39; Millwall Football Club can confirm that the game officials reported an alleged incident of homophobic abuse during the first half of the game against Reading at The Den on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
& # 39; The club performed step one of the recommended protocol by making a tannoy announcement to the public as soon as possible. An extensive investigation into the alleged incident is in full swing.
& # 39; Millwall Football Club has a zero tolerance policy against any form of discrimination. Any person found guilty of such abuse in The Den will receive an immediate lifelong prohibition. & # 39;
Referee Stroud was warned by his assistant, who reported homophobic singing from parts of home support in the East Stand.
It is understood that the Football Association is aware of the incident and will start its own investigation while waiting for the game report from Stroud.
Millwall manager Gary Rowett was uncertain about the exact nature of the incident, but supported his club to fully address the problem. Rowett said: & # 39; I don't necessarily think it was a song, I think the linesman heard a comment. There may be many comments in such a game.
& # 39; The linesman, with what he suggested the comment, must report this to the referee, who in turn must report it on the field side. The club is brilliant at things like that, they have worked incredibly hard to ensure that such things don't happen here.
& # 39; It is something that we do not approve if it is said. We are not sure if this is the case and they will investigate, so of course I leave it to them to investigate. & # 39;
Millwall, who was fined £ 10,000 last year for racist singing by their fans, is in seventh place in the championship, placed on the play-off on goal balance after the win over Reading.
Police closed investigation into alleged racist abuse suffered by Chelsea during defense of Tottenham after defending no evidence to support claims
- Antonio Rudiger reported hearing monkey sounds in Chelsea & # 39; s victory vs. Tottenham
- But Spurs and the Metropolitan Police have now closed the case
- The club says there are no evidence is to confirm or contradict their claims
Tottenham announced that the investigation of the Metropolitan Police after the alleged racist abuse Antonio Rudiger has been closed due to lack of evidence.
The Chelsea reported having heard ape sounds during Chelsea's victory over Spurs
But in a statement on the club's website, Tottenham said that although they Fully support Rudiger & # 39; with the action he took, there is no evidence & # 39; to confirm or contradict the claim & # 39 ;.
Port Vale striker Tom Pope apologizes about alleged anti-Semitic comment on Twitter, where he said: & # 39; The Rothchilds are crowned champions of every bank on the planet & # 39;
Port Valley Striker Tom has apologized for some observers perceived as an anti-Semitic social media post.
& # 39; After the reaction to my response to Twitter about the Rothschilds I was not aware of any link between the Rothschild family and the Jewish community.
& # 39; If I have offended anyone, I want to apologize enormously because this was never my intention. & # 39;
A statement by Pope published by his club on Monday in which he stated that he & # 39 was not aware of any connection between the family Rothschild and the Jewish community & # 39 ;.
] The club said the Football Association had asked them for Pope's observations regarding the tweet and that the club was conducting an internal investigation in parallel with the FA investigation.
Pope's statement read: & # 39; After responding to my response to Twitter about the Rothschilds, I was unaware of any connection between the Rothchild (sic) family and the Jewish community.
& # 39; If I have offended anyone, I want to apologize enormously. was never my intention. & # 39;
Pope had previously created a storm on social media after his goal in Saturday's third round at Etihad Stadium supported his brave pre-match in a personal battle with City's John Stones .
Last summer Pope, 34, mocked Stones in a tweet and claimed that he would make 40 goals per season if he faced the defender of England every week.
In a follow-up post after the game, Pope joked: "I just wanted to say that I was completely wrong and was afraid to say I would score a 40 season … it looks more like 50. & # 39;
He said after the game: & # 39; It was only joke and people dug up because we signed Man City. Suddenly it is everywhere and people have been over it in my case.
I just said he wasn't very physical and that's it. If people think I'm wrong, I don't care. & # 39;