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Marcus Rashford to be awarded honorary doctorate for forcing government U-turn

Marcus Rashford to be awarded honorary doctorate for forcing government U-turn

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is to become the youngest ever recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester, awarded in recognition of his campaign against child poverty in the UK and for his sporting exploits on the pitch. In June, Rashford successfully pressured the UK government to reverse its decision to not…MORE

Jurgen Klopp sends heartwarming message to striker after history-making promotion

Jurgen Klopp sends heartwarming message to striker after history-making promotion

After helping secure his side’s historic promotion to the second tier of English football, Adebayo Akinfenwa said he only wanted to celebrate with one person — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. The striker came on in the second half of Wycombe Wanderers’ 2-1 victory over Oxford United in the League One play-off final, a result which…MORE

Manchester City wins appeal against two-year ban from European football competitions

Manchester City wins appeal against two-year ban from European football competitions

Manchester City’s ban from European football competitions has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). City was originally punished by UEFA, European football’s governing body, for “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and was excluded from European competitions, including the Champions League, for two seasons. Visit CNN.com/sport…MORE

Christian Kabasele says racism online ‘is worse’ than incidents in stadium

Christian Kabasele says racism online ‘is worse’ than incidents in stadium

It was a moment that shocked European football. Christian Kabasele, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, scored for Genk against Standard Liege in October 2015 and celebrated with a monkey imitation. His celebration was in protest of the monkey chants he’d been subjected to by some Kortrijk fans in September 2015 in…MORE

Premier League star Zaha racially abused on social media

Premier League star Zaha racially abused on social media

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with racist threats made to Wilfried Zaha, a star player for the UK soccer team Crystal Palace. Ahead of a game in the English Premier League on Sunday, Zaha wrote on Twitter, “Woke up to this today,” then showed what he had been sent by a user…MORE

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