Arsenal and West Ham commit to prison project

Arsenal and West Ham have become the first Premier League clubs to sign-up for an initiative launched by David Dein to offer coaching and refereeing courses to prison inmates.
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Government minister confirms money laundering probe for at least 1 football club

Government minister Ben Wallace said that at least one club is under investigation for money laundering.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 14: Winning goalscorer Danielle Carter of Arsenal celebrates with the trophy after the SSE Women's FA Cup Final between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Arsenal 25-year-old on ACL recovery + racism in the FA

Danielle Carter has been sidelined for the past four months following ACL surgery for the injury she picked up in May and she spoke to the Sunday Telegraph this weekend about her recovery and the 'difficulty' of the FA's racial make-up.

Iran prosecutor: No more women watching football

Iran’s prosecutor has said there will be no repeat of women watching football matches in the country after around 100 women were allowed the rare privilege of doing just that this week.

Ex Barcelona boss to go on trial for money laundering

Former Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, will stand trial in February for money laundering according to an AFP report that cites Spanish judicial sources.

Ibrahima Traore defends Mesut Ozil

Borussia Monchengladbach's Ibrahima Traore says he does not believe that Mesut Ozil’s summer meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan was politically motivated.
England's defender Kieran Trippier reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 11, 2018. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Tottenham man denies England arrogance claims

It takes a special type of arrogance to repeatedly dismiss the same charge levelled at you from a load of different people without ever once asking if they might be right.

Amazon could use all-female commentary teams

Amazon could introduce all-female commentary teams for their Premier League coverage after the same proved popular for NFL shows.
UDINE, ITALY - OCTOBER 06: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese and Juventus at Stadio Friuli on October 6, 2018 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

False rape accusations labelled ‘epidemic’ when that’s far from the case

It’s hard to talk about the Ronaldo rape allegations without feeling my blood boil

Times mislead on FA’s new bag policy

The Times recently published a small news piece that claims the FA will instigate a ‘no bag’ policy starting with their next match against the USA in November but this reporting is not entirely accurate.

German federation president criticises Ozil for having day off at Arsenal

DfB president, Max Grindel, has criticised Mesut Ozil for not meeting with Joachim Low even though the midfielder was not at London Colney when the German manager turned up.

All-female lineup for Carabao Cup draw

The draw for the next round of the Carabao Cup will feature two women and no men when it airs live on Quest tonight (Saturday) at 9pm.

Mesut Ozil thanks 1 German player for his support

Mesut Ozil has thanked Jerome Boateng after the player backed him following this summer’s events.

Doctors agree World Cup protestor ‘almost certainly poisoned’

German doctors believe the Pussy Riot band member who fell ill after being released from prison was almost certainly poisoned, adding that he may be the victim of an unknown “anticholinergic agent.”
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Tony Blair attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Premier League discuss alleged war criminal as next chairman

Tony Blair has been mentioned as a possible chairman for the Premier League for when Richard Scudamore steps down before the end of 2018.
ENFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur wins the EA Sports Player of the Month Award at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 11, 2018 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images for Premier League)

Tottenham ban press from asking Lucas Moura these questions about far-right support

Tottenham have reportedly banned the media from asking Lucas Moura any questions about his support for the right-wing politician, Jair Bolsonaro.
Ivory Coast's head football coach Kamara Ibrahim addresses media representatives during a press conference at FIF headquarters in Abidjan on August 30, 2018, ahead of a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying football match between Ivory Coast and Rwanda. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)

Rwandan officials arrested after bribery allegations

Rwandan police say they have arrested two football officials in the country and are investigating allegations that they tried to bribe a referee before an AFCON qualifying match against the Ivory Coast last week.

We think that he was poisoned: World Cup protester seriously ill

Pytor Verzilov, a member of the prominent anti-Kremlin activist band, Pussy Riot, that stormed the World Cup final is seriously ill with members of the groups suggesting he might have been poisoned.
FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - AUGUST 20: Kevin Prince-Boateng of Frankfurt looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt at Schwarzwald-Stadion on August 20, 2017 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Boateng calls for Germany to act after Ozil abuse and retirement

Kevin Prince-Boateng has called on Germany to act to quell the rising racial tensions in the country after Mesut Ozil felt forced to retire from international football in response to persistent abuse.

Arsenal fan Kagame’s Rwanda rule to continue

Rwanda will continue to be ruled by Paul Kagame’s Patriotic Front after they netted 74 per cent of the vote, along with seven of their allied parties, in elections this week.

White man fails to understand racism leaving Mesut Ozil swinging

Just in case we weren’t clear the first time he said it, Toni Kroos wants us all to know that he saw no signs of racism within the DfB so we shouldn’t believe anyone who claimed they did.

Arsenal man calls it ‘fun,’ fails to see Mesut Ozil's problem

Per Mertesacker has doubled-down on his claims there is no form of racism within the German set-up and even claimed he has been called names too but it was ‘just a bit of fun’.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Stephan Lichtsteiner of Switzerland speaks with Xherdan Shaqiri of Switzerland during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Liverpool star insults fans as Arsenal man apologises

Granit Xhaka apologised to the people of Switzerland for his double-headed eagle celebration against Serbia in the World Cup but when Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri tried to do the same he ended up insulting them.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Arsenal midfielder says 'sorry' and admits he'd be 'stupid' to react again

Granit Xhaka has vowed to ‘never again’ celebrate for Switzerland using the Albanian eagle.

Germany confident Mesut Ozil racism won’t cost them 2024 Euro bid

The president of Germany’s FA, Reinhard Grindel, doesn’t believe the Mesut Ozil ‘affair’ will cost the country when it comes to bidding for the 2024 European championships.
NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 01: Rolando Mandragora of Italy reacst during the International Friendly match between France and Italy at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 1, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Italian FA uphold player ban for blasphemy

In a move that makes you question what century we’re living in, the Italian FA has upheld a one-match ban for Udinese’s Rolando Mandragora after the player was caught on camera blaspheming.

Brighton lead the way in Premier League first with Liverpool, Everton considering following

Brighton and Hove Albion will offer free sanitary products to female fans after a fan-led initiative, that began in Scotland, started to make in-roads in the Premier League.

Joachim Low expresses disappointment in Mesut Ozil

Germany manager Joachim Low has expressed his disappointment that Mesut Ozil didn’t bother to contact him before retiring from international football but seems not to care that the player felt discriminated against because of his race.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Lukas Podolski and Mesut Oezil of Germany look dejected during the international friendly match between Germany and England at Olympiastadion on March 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

2 two goat f***ers? Manchester City man defends Mesut Ozil as Podolski gets it...

Lukas Podolski has become the latest German player to deny Mesut Ozil’s claim of racism within the German national camp, falling foul of the ‘if I didn’t experience it, it doesn’t exist’ line of thinking.
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Arsenal approached controversial sponsor says CEO

The CEO of Rwanda's national development board claims Arsenal approached Rwanda about a shirt sponsorship deal, not the other way around

Per Mertesacker doesn’t accept Mesut Ozil’s racism claims

Per Mertesacker has become the latest white, single-nationality German player to deny there is any racism in the German camp in comments that are very disappointing.

Absolute misinformation: Liverpool manager defends under-fire Arsenal star

Jurgen Klopp has come to the defence of Mesut Ozil again as Uli Hoeness continues his one-man personal crusade against the midfielder.

CNN told to ‘be quiet’ over Arsenal Rwanda deal

Rwanda's Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe, has told broadcaster CNN to ‘be quiet’ after they criticised his country’s deal with Arsenal, prompting a backlash in the nation.

Mesut Ozil accusations of racism justified as DFB president admits failures

Reinhard Grindel has admitted he should have done more to protect Mesut Ozil from racist attacks that many Bayern Munich people don’t think are a problem.

Spike Lee spotted at Chelsea v Arsenal game

Spike Lee was spotted at the game against Chelsea wearing an old Arsenal shirt prompting many to speculate that he must be a ‘legit Gooner’.
This picture taken on June 23, 2018 shows Swiss football Federation general secretary Alex Miescher at Torpedo Stadium in Tolyatti also known as Togliatti, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. - Miescher resigned from Swiss football federation after he initiated a debate on a ban of dual citizenship for players. After the elimination of Switzerland in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Russia Miescher had questioned in the press on the policy to follow on players with dual nationality in the Swiss team. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Official who questioned Arsenal star's motivation resigns

Alex Miescher, the secretary general of the Swiss FA (SFV) who questioned the motivations of players with dual nationalities during the World Cup, handed in his resignation on Friday.
Arsenal's US owner Stan Kroenke (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 6, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP

Arsenal owner made surprising Clinton donation in race against Trump

Stan Kroenke donated $1,000,000 to Donald Trump’s inauguration fund so why did he also donate $105,400 to Hillary Clinton in the Presidential race?
KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Ozil of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Mesut Ozil explains why he doesn’t sing national anthem

Mesut Ozil spoke in June about why he doesn’t sing Germany’s national anthem before matches.
Uzbek-born Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov attends a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow September 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAXIM SHEMETOV

Usmanov company calls for changes to hate speech legislation in Russia

Mail.ru, a company co-owned by Alisher Usmanov, has called for a change to Russia’s hate-speech legislation and amnesty for those already convicted under the law ‘unjustly’.

Mesut Ozil gets amazing support from Turkish club

Contrary to how many people connected to the German national team have reacted to Mesut Ozil’s claims of institutional racism, players from the Turkish club Malatyaspor wore tshirts to show their support for the Arsenal man.