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German FA president hopes Angela Merkel will visit 2018 World Cup in Russia

German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel has expressed hope that Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Russia on June 14. “We’ll hail any support [for the German national football team in Russia], including from Angela Merkel,” Grindel told Nordwest Zeitung newspaper, as cited by DPA. He also […]

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Australian rugby star Folau avoids punishment for anti-gay comments

Australian rugby star Israel Folau will not be penalized by Rugby Australia for his anti-gay comments which caused a public uproar and homophobia discussions in the world of rugby as well as outside of it. Two weeks ago, the 29-year-old full-back made a controversial comment on his Instagram account, in reply to a question from […]

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Commentator fired over Venus Williams ‘gorilla’ comment can’t find media work

Tennis commentator Doug Adler, fired by ESPN after allegedly likening Venus Williams to a gorilla, has remained unable to find work in sports journalism ever since, according to a lawsuit against the company. In January 2017, Adler was providing commentary on the Australian Open when he apparently said that Williams was demonstrating a “gorilla-style” on […]

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CSKA dismiss allegations of ‘racist chants’ at Arsenal players

CSKA Moscow have dismissed reports of racist chanting in their Europa League quarter-final second leg against English Premier League team Arsenal on Thursday as “embarrassing.” READ MORE: ‘Heartwarming ahead of World Cup!’ – Arsenal fans react to ‘Russian warm welcome’ gesture A Reuters photographer situated at pitch level alleged that the chants could be heard when […]

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