Hungarian FM questions EU’s ‘freedom of expression’ after coach is sacked over homophobic and xenophobic comments

Petry, who had been at the club since 2015, criticized European migration policies in an interview published on April 5. When asked whether he sympathized with conservative social policy in Europe, Petry replied: “Entirely. I can’t even understand how Europe is capable of sinking to the moral depths it is at now. “Immigration policy to … Read more

From Manchester United to fruit delivery: David Moyes’ long journey to the East End of London

“They needed drivers,” he explains. “And I said, ‘Well, I’m doing nothing else, why don’t I do it?’ And I really enjoyed it because of meeting the different people. “On a couple of occasions, they hadn’t paid, so I had to take the payment off them. One of them actually told me to keep the … Read more

Manchester City’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season

The 32-year-old Argentine, considered to be one of the greatest players in Premier League history, joined from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and went on to win four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups. He will be forever remembered for scoring a dramatic injury-time winner against QPR in 2012 to secure Manchester … Read more

Belize football team bus held up by ‘insurgents on motorcycles’ in Haiti

The incident occurred on Monday morning after the squad arrived in the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifier. “Despite the four-man police escort, the team bus was stopped by an uproar of insurgents with assault rifles on motorcycles and police escorts were forced to negotiate with them for the team bus … Read more

Soccer sex abuse scandal: Report is ‘kick in the teeth’ for survivors

It’s a career to be proud of, but Stewart’s memories are often consumed by the horrific daily cruelty he says he suffered between the ages of 11 and 15 as a youth footballer. This week, Stewart says he’d hoped to find solace in the independent review from prominent lawyer Clive Sheldon, commissioned by the Football … Read more

Father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker drowns in southern Brazil

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Alisson Becker’s father, Jose, in Brazil on Wednesday,” Liverpool said on its Twitter feed. The thoughts of everybody at the club are with @Alissonbecker and the Becker family at this incredibly sad and difficult time.” “He [the father] was fishing and drowned,” Allison’s manager Zé Maria … Read more

South American football giant Colo-Colo avoids relegation after nerve-shredding playoff

But Colo-Colo, Chile’s biggest and most successful club, hadn’t won anything at all. In fact, they had just managed to stay in the country’s top division after a nerve-shredding playoff. On Wednesday, the team found itself in an unprecedented position and was one game away from being relegated to Chile’s second tier — the ‘Primera … Read more

Maradona’s psychologist and two nurses under investigation over death

The psychologist named in the file, Carlos Díaz, told CNN, “My job was for Diego to quit addictions and in the middle he died. I would have loved to continue working with him. I don’t blame myself for anything.” Gisela Madrid, one of the nurses being investigated for potential malpractice by the Prosecutor’s Office, also … Read more

Barcelona denies responsibility for leak after report reveals Lionel Messi’s record $672 million contract

The contract would make Messi the highest paid athlete in sports history. The club also said it will take legal action against the newspaper “for any damage that may be caused as a result of this publication.” According to the report, Messi’s contract, which was signed in November 2017 and runs until June 30 this … Read more

Two Barcelona first-team staff test positive for Covid-19, club says

The Catalan club has a crucial La Liga fixture away to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and said the squad will undergo further coronavirus tests on Tuesday. “After PCR tests carried out today Monday, two members of the football first team staff have returned positives for Covid-19,” the statement read. “The Club has informed the relevant … Read more