first_imgRECORD NUMBER OF HALL OF FAME RIDERS CONVERGE TO HONOR THEIR FALLEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS AT JOCKEYS AND JEANS FUNDRAISER PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR JOCKEYS & JEANS, JUNE 22, 2019A Jockeys and Jeans record 19 Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser to benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with the attendees and sign autographs.They include Braulio Baeza, Bill Boland, Steve Cauthen, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Donald Pierce, Laffit Pincay Jr, Edgar Prado, Jose Santos, Alex Solis, Mike Smith, Gary Stevens, Bobby Ussery, and Jorge Velasquez.New this year are Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Mike Smith and Gary Stevens. Cauthen, Espinoza and Smith are three of the five living jockeys who have won the Triple Crown. Pat Day will become the only Hall of Fame member to attend all six events and Chris McCarron will give short remarks. Attending at 83 is Bobby Ussery. Bill Boland, who won the Kentucky Derby in 1950 as an apprentice at 16, will be traveling by train to the event from Florida. He is 85.Organizing committee member Sandy Hawley, charged with having his fellow Hall of Fame members attend, said, “I missed the first two but when I attended I realized the importance of this cause and have been to all since. It’s truly an honor to help my severely injured brothers and sisters and I know it’s the same for every Hall of Famer who has taken the time out of their lives to attend.”The six honorees are Oscar Andrade, Stacey Barton, Dennis Collins, Jack Fires, Armando Rivera and Diego Sanchez. All became pari or quadriplegics as a result of racing accidents. Committee member Jayme LaRocca, a severely injured former rider who oversees relations with injured riders, will also be there. Andrade, Collins and Sanchez will attend for the first time.Andrade was already a leading Quarter Horse jockey when he was injured in 2001 at Los Alamitos at 21. Collins, winner of 2,360 races, was injured at the Downs at Albuquerque in 2016 at 53. Sanchez participated in a jockey foot race to benefit the PDJF in 2015 at Emerald Downs and less than a year later was injured at the same track. He was 26.All seven, along with some 53 other severely injured former jockeys, receive a $1,000 monthly stipend from the PDJF, the recipient of all funds raised by Jockeys and Jeans. The all volunteer group, founded in 2014 by five former jockeys and led by President Barry Pearl, has raised over $1 million for the charity.Tickets are limited and on sale at www.santaanita.comAn online auction of valuable memorabilia is in place until the event at www.32auctions.comFor more information contact Jockeys and Jeans VP Marketing, Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711 [email protected] or Alexis Garske, Santa Anita Media Relations at [email protected] ( 626) 574-6413last_img read more

David Luiz is ‘best defender at Arsenal’ say North London veterans

first_imgThe ex-Aston Villa man said: “In derbies, previous meetings go out the window.”We never thought about it. We never thought we haven’t won in ten years.”But I think at the moment Arsenal have a slight edge.”While he agreed with his striking counterpart, Campbell – perhaps understandably – was somewhat more bullish about the gulf between the two clubs.Firing a couple of cheeky shots at Spurs, Campbell said: “Well it’s great that Spurs are actually in the rivalry now!””Because they weren’t for many years.”Having a few years of supposed success compared to two decades of actual success – it’s difficult to say North London belongs to Spurs because it’s belonged to Arsenal for such a long time.”Yes Tottenham have finished above Arsenal in the table for the last two or three years.Having a few years of supposed success compared to two decades of actual success – it’s difficult to say North London belongs to Spurs.Kevin Campbell”And yes they’ve built a squad which is great, but until you have longevity in what you do you cant say you’re running anything.”And they have NOT taken over yet.”You have to do things over the course of time and you also have to win things.”Arsenal have got course and distance. Tottenham haven’t. And that’s why North London is still red!”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleArsenal vs Spurs kicks-off at 4:30pm on Sunday at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.GentingBet are running a special new customer offer for Sunday’s North London Derby. To find out more visit here. 18+ manager Unai Emery says that Mesut Ozil is fit to face Tottenham DAVID LUIZ had an absolute stinker in Arsenal’s recent drubbing at Anfield – but he is by far the best defender at the club, according to two North London derby veterans.The Gunners went down 3-1 at Liverpool thanks in no small part to a pair of howlers by the maverick Brazilian – who was made to look Sunday league by Mo Salah.5 David Luiz is the best defender at Arsenal according to Darren Bent and Kevin CampbellCredit: AP:Associated PressAnd with the North London derby looming, Arsenal fans will be desperate to avoid a repeat.But those of a red persuasion have nothing to worry about, according to two men who have played and scored in bitter North London battles of the past.Which centre-half there has got the resume that David Luiz has got?Kevin CampbellDarren Bent scored Tottenham’s second in 2008’s epic 4-4 while Kevin Campbell wrapped up a routine 2-0 win at Highbury – adding to Ian Wright’s opener – in December 1991.And while the pair – speaking exclusively to SunSport on behalf of GentingBet – are used to banging them in up front, they have no worries about the Gunners’ new £8million man at the back.Campbell, 49, said: “David Luiz is the best defender there – and most importantly he has worked with Unai Emery before.”Which centre-half there is better than David Luiz? Which centre-half there has won the Premier League? Which centre-half there has got the resume that David Luiz has got?”None of them.”And recently retired Bent, 35 – who remains an Arsenal fan despite his spell at White Hart Lane – agrees.He said: “Luiz will play a big part this season.”I know he made the mistakes at Liverpool but I think he’s far better than anything Arsenal have got.”He’s an upgrade and I’d much rather go into the season with him than what they already had.”5 Kevin Campbell played for Arsenal from 1988-95 and scored in a victory over Spurs at Highbury in 1991Credit: Getty Images – Getty5 Darren Bent played for Spurs from 2007-09 and notched 18 goals in 60 appearancesCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd’DISGUSTING’Luiz was bought as a last gasp replacement for renegade captain Laurent Koscielny – whose actions in leaving Arsenal were described as DISGUSTING, DISGRACEFUL and DISRESPECTFUL by the North London veterans.Campbell said: “Once you become captain of Arsenal you’ve got to conduct yourself in a right and proper way and I thought he let himself down for selfish reasons.”And that shirt reveal when he went to Bordeaux just cemented my thoughts even more.”But Arsenal acted decisively to replace the 33-year-old and Bent believes it is time to look forward at the Emirates.5 Laurent Koscielny behaved ‘disgracefully’ when he left Arsenal, according to Darren Bent and Kevin CampbellCredit: Twitter5 Koscielny’s ‘disrespectful’ kit reveal was particularly tough to take for CampbellCredit: TwitterBRAGGING RIGHTSSunday will be the 199th meeting between the old foes and – since their 2006 stadium move – the Gunners have certainly maintained bragging rights over their neighbours in white.Spurs have managed just one Premier League win at Arsenal’s home in the ‘Emirates era’ – and that was nearly 10 years ago in 2010.In fact, of their 35 meetings in all competitions since the Gunners’ move, Tottenham have won just nine times home and away.But Bent insisted this will have no impact on Sunday’s result.last_img read more

Danny Rose finally set for Spurs exit as Newcastle agree £2m loan deal

first_imgMultiple reports on Wednesday night named a £2million fee for Newcastle to take the England international, 29.Having agitated for a move away from North London in recent years, Rose most recently insisted that he will see out the final 18 months of his contract.But that looked set to be on the sidelines as Jose Mourinho has hardly picked the defender after being installed as manager.Since coming on as a late substitute in Mourinho’s debut win at West Ham, Rose has only played twice more.First-team football is seen as essential for him to maintain his place in Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 plans.And Toon boss Bruce should not have too much difficulty fulfilling that, remarking only last week that Rose is “a quality player and a class act”.Newcastle have got by with Matt Ritchie and Paul Dummett at left-back when Jetro Willems has been unavailable.With the Dutch star now out for the season, the club have acted in a bid to ensure their mid-table security is no fleeting respite from the predicted relegation worry.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on Tottenhammost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himA striker is also reportedly on the agenda with ambitious moves for Olivier Giroud and Paco Alcacer touted.Meanwhile, Tottenham moved another of their full-backs out on loan on Wednesday as Kyle Walker-Peters signed for Southampton.Mourinho is on the lookout for a frontman too, with Giroud also said to be on their radar. DANNY ROSE could have played his last game for Tottenham after a loan deal to Newcastle was agreed.Steve Bruce’s side are set to bring in the left-back until the end of the season with the option to make his move permanent.1 Rose has fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho at TottenhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty Tottenham complete £27m Steven Bergwijn transfer after scouting PSV star for entire seasonlast_img read more

Aurier & Sissoko break coronavirus guidelines just two weeks after Jose stunt

first_img3TOTTENHAM duo Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko broke coronavirus guidelines just a fortnight after Jose Mourinho was slammed for ignoring the rules.The Ivorian full-back shared a video of himself wearing a mask while training with his Spurs team-mate on social media before swiftly deleting it.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Sergee Aurier and Moussa Sissoko trained together despite the coronavirus guidelines3 Serge Aurier wore a mask in the video uploaded to social media before it was swiftly deletedWritten in French, Aurier captioned the post: “Work with my bro.”But they now face punishment after a club spokesman said: “We shall be speaking to both players involved.”The mindless stunt came just a fortnight after Tottenham chief Mourinho was criticised for leading a training session for some of his stars in a public London park.Earlier this month, pictures showed the Spurs boss doing drills with players on Hadley Common in North London.Spurs warned their stars not to break social distancing guidelines after two separate videos posted online showed players ignoring the advice to stay at least 6ft apart.Jose Mourinho was spotted training several Spurs players in a park, ignoring the social distance guidelines😑 When are people going to get it that the only way this whole pandemic is going to end is if we stay inside, that’s all the key worker heroes are asking us to do— Jacob (@Jacobr_10) April 8, 2020 ‘REINFORCE THE MESSAGE’A club spokesperson said: “All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors. We shall continue to reinforce this message.”But Tottenham boss Mourinho, who was wearing the club’s official training kit was filmed conducting a training drill involving what looked like three players with members of the public just yards away.SunSport understands one of the players was £65million record signing Tanguy Ndombele.An online video showed Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon jogging around the same park much closer together than the government’s recommended two metres apart.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearAnd in yet another posting, Aurier could also be seen flouncing the safety measures as he trained closely with a pal.Now the very same player, Aurier, has been at it again after training alongside Sissoko.Both players could be disciplined by the club after they revealed they would receive a talking-to.José Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdownlast_img read more

Baptiste ‘grateful’ for Raiders deal

first_imgStarting his NRL career at Brisbane opportunities in first grade at Red Hill proved hard to come by, with Baptiste moving south in the lead-up to the 2014 season in search of more regular NRL game time, making five appearances towards the back end of his first year in Canberra.He would improve on this the following year – playing 16 games and scoring two tries – before becoming an integral member of Ricky Stuart’s side on their run to the preliminary finals in 2016, starting from the bench on all but one occasion and striking one of the most effective hooking combinations in the NRL with England international Josh Hodgson.Commencing his fourth pre-season at the club, Baptiste said he was relishing the challenge of another few months of summer training with his future settled for the foreseeable future.”I’m really looking forward to the next two years, I’m just grateful for the opportunity the Raiders have given me here,” Baptiste said at Raiders HQ on the first day of the club’s pre-season training. “I’m looking forward to getting into pre-season and looking forward to next year.”It’s always going to be tough, every club’s going through it at the moment. It’s the start of a new year and everyone starts on the same level.”They’re all pretty hard, they’re all tough. They seem to get a bit tougher each year and I’m sure this will be no different.”Canberra players were well represented at the season-ending Four Nations tournament, with Shannon Boyd (Australia), Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine (both New Zealand), Hodgson and Elliott Whitehead (both England) all still yet to report back to the club for 2016 preparations.When quizzed about his teammates’ experiences in the UK, Baptiste was confident it would give the side a lift as they attempt to go one better in 2017.”I think it would be a great experience over there, I think they’ll bring a lot of confidence to the squad and they’ll probably be better players for it,” Baptiste said.”I’m sure they’ll come back in pretty good nick after Christmas and we’ll be able to hit the ground running there.”Me and ‘Clydy’ (hooker Adam Clydsdale) will be there in the hooking duties while Josh is away and it gives us a bit of time to work on those combinations before he gets back. It’ll be good to have him back.”last_img read more

Lewas top table in Asia tournament

first_imgAfter the completion of four games, the Pacific MMI Lewas remain undefeated and are leading the competition ladder of the East Asia Pacific women’s trophy on 8 points.Lewas coach Kunemo Amini is more than pleased with her team’s performance saying there were games where the team had struggled at times but had fought back to win.“Our fielding was excellent; there were some great classic catches. We bowled very well, good line and length, “said Amini.With the Lewas on top, following closely in second place is Japan who are also undefeated. In third place is Samoa, followed by Vanuatu, Cricket Without Borders (CWOB) and Cook Islands who are yet to win a game.Today will see all teams have a rest with games to resume on Saturday. The Lewas will face giants Japan tomorrow at 10am with the game expected to go right down to the wire.Vanuatu should be able to beat the struggling Cook Islands while CWOB should give the Samoan team a run for their money. Finals will begin on Sunday and finish on Monday.last_img read more

These are some of the most famous UFO sightings in Spain

first_imgSpain is a hot country for UFO sightingThe Manises case is one of the best known filesRobledo de Chavela is an area with a lot of UFO history UFO simulation. Image: Pixabay Likewise, the security plane’s systems were firing, so he knew that the object was identifying or pointing. The Mirage F-1 was set to 1.4 mach to distinguish an object similar to an inverted cup without the base that changed color. Several radars detected the UFO in different areas, but the Mirage F-1 could not reach it; the UFO seemed to be playing with its superiority, until it disappeared towards Africa. The Ministry of Defense of Spain prepared a report where the acts carried out by the pilots, the radar recording and the testimonies of several civilians who saw the objects from the ground are collected.Robledo de ChavelaIt is one of the hottest areas of our country. In the 70s and 80s there was a large number of UFO sightings and even the sighting of a humanoid being. We are talking about Robledo de Chavela, a place near Madrid where there are gigantic antennas owned by NASA and INTA. The two best known encounters in the place happened in the early and mid-80s.In the first of the sightings four unidentified lights were seen flying around the bell tower of the parish church, lights that would later line up and set course for the NASA complex. Subsequently, a triangular-looking UFO was seen with a red wake in the back that also put direction to the space center, although the curious thing about this object is that it was also seen by witnesses on the Chamartín Station in Madrid.Also in the eighties several witnesses claimed to see a humanoid being, as well as many occasions in this type of phenomena, of great height. This supposed extraterrestrial came out of what appeared to be a kind of egg, which landed in a forest located between Robledo de Chavela and Valdemaqueda.The UFO of La GrañaAlthough the UFO phenomenon occurred much more in the 70s and 80s, there are previous cases in our country that are well known. One of them, declassified by the Spanish state, occurred in Ferrol on April 2, 1966. That day, around 11:30 p.m., several witnesses of the A Carreira radio station, including a corporal, saw a Luminous and opaque object that changed shape every few seconds. The corporal even took a picture of the object to the left of Monte Campelo.The phenomenon lasted up to 45 minutes, had a bluish color and was located a few hundred meters high. It was the change of form that most missed witnesses. A sailor who was in Narón, near Ferrol, could also see the object, this time located above the radio station. There was no further investigation.Legend has it, although this cannot be confirmed, that the UFO subsequently fell into the sea and was picked up by fishermen in the area. Upon arriving at the port, a convoy of the army waited for them to requisition the device, in addition to indicating that they should remain silent. The UFO was supposedly taken to the La Graña submarine base, introduced into one of the tunnels. Witnesses say that the object bore the logos of NASA and the American air agency, and that the US military ended up taking that object that looked like a spy drone. But … why the lights if it was a spy object?center_img Do you believe in UFOs? Many people answer this question with a refusal, but certainly there are more people who believe in unidentified flying objects, especially those that come from other planets or other galaxies. Many people believe that we are the only ones, others have seen or know someone who has seen something strange and, of course, there are also fans of this type of sightings.Spain is a hot country when it comes to UFO sightings and, in fact, many areas of our geography are visited by fans of these types of sightings to try to see something out of the ordinary. These are some of the most relevant UFO sightings in the history of our country, some of them registered by law enforcement officers or military bodies.The Manises caseIt is one of the best known UFO incidents in our country, especially for the entire sequence, for the departure of a fighter plane to intercept the object and, of course, for the recognition of the protagonist. The JK-297 plane with 109 passengers, gave notice of a sighting of strange lights next to the plane, so an emergency landing at Manises airport was decided to avoid an accident. The first time this happened in Spanish territory (1979).After the event, three unidentified forms were detected by radar – calculating a structure of about 200 meters – so two Mirage F-1 military aircraft of the Spanish army left to intercept the object. One of them was piloted by Fernando Cámara taking off from Albacete, who soon located a large static red light on the Manises airport. Camera was flying at about 1000 km / h and said that light went from being static to flying at the same speed in the blink of an eye.last_img read more

Atlético will play without Felipe on defense four months later

first_imgFelipe began the month of October with only 181 minutes on his legs after practically a month and a half of competition. The Brazilian had started the season as the team’s fourth quarter, with Giménez and Savic as headlines and Hermoso de first alternative, although with his performances before Celta and Mallorca It was already beginning to emerge and make it clear that its role was going to be more.His good work, combined with Savic and Giménez’s injuries, he was taken head to eleven and currently he has become the boss of the rear, an untouchable player who has not moved with the Cholo scheme. Moreover, Felipe has not lost a moment since the match against Valencia on October 19 (he had not played the week before against Valladolid after completing the match against Lokomotiv). The Brazilian has played each and every one of the 1,950 minutes of the team from that day to the che team until becoming one of the great signings of the season in Europe and only a penalty for card accumulation will make him stop against Granada. In total, he is the fourth player with the most minutes in the entire squad (2,221), only surpassed by Saul (2,760), Oblak (2,706) and Thomas (2,289). Simeone will not be able to count on his new bulwark behind, although luckily for the coach in his case it will not be due to injury. Felipe saw the fifth yellow in the league during the last match against Real Madrid and may not be in the return of the team to the Wanda Metropolitano. In its 21 consecutive games, with two extensions included (Real Madrid and Cultural), the Brazilian has shared downtown behind with Savic, acting as central left, Beautiful and Giménez, with them two on the right profile, where he feels most comfortable.A mature player, experienced, very difficult to overcome in hand to hand and that stands out for its fantastic aerial game. In addition, Felipe has a good ball out and is a danger spot for a stopped ball, adding two goals, against Lokomotiv volley and Levante with a very complicated header. Although at the beginning of the course his participation was residual, one minute in Butarque in the first four days, he has now earned his place and is already one of the untouchables of Simeone.last_img read more

The salaries of the highest paid soccer players and coaches in the world, uncovered

first_imgBehind are two Barça players, the Frenchman Antoine Griezmann and the Uruguayan Luis Suárez, both with just under 3 million. Two Real Madrid the Welshman Gareth Bale and the Belgian Eden Hazard, follow him with 2.5 million euros gross per month. In Germany, Bayern Munich’s Polish Robert Lewandowski and his Brazilian partner Coutinho, on loan from Barcelona, ​​pocket the highest salaries, 1.66 million a month each.The Argentines of Juve Gonzalo Higuaín and Paolo Dybala, with 1.09 and 1.06 million euros per month, follow Ronaldo as the highest paid players in Italy.Among the coaches, the Argentinian from Atlético de Madrid, Diego Simeone, also repeated as the highest paid, with 3.6 million gross euros per month, ahead of the Spaniard of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, with 1.94 million.They are followed by two Premier technicians, the Portuguese from Tottenham, José Mourinho, and Liverpool’s German, Jurgen Klopp, both with 1.46 million.The French of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, with 1.4 million, slightly surpasses the Italian of Inter Milan, Antonio Conte, with 1.38 million, while Quique Setién, recently arrived in Barcelona, ​​charges 500,000 euros gross per month, according to L’Équipe. The list highlights that the Spanish goalkeeper of Manchester United DGea’s avid is England’s highest paid player, with 1.76 million a month, ahead of the German of Arsenal Mesut Özil and from the Belgian of Manchester City Kevin de Bruyne, both with 1.64 million.center_img The Argentine of Barcelona Lionel Messi repeats as the highest paid footballer in the world ahead of the Portuguese Juventus of Turin Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the salary classification published this Friday by L’Équipe.According to the French newspaper, Messi has a salary of 8.3 million euros gross per month, compared to the 4.5 Ronaldo receives from the Turin club, which arrived two seasons ago. Both surpass the Brazilian of Paris Saint-Germain Neymar, the best paid in France with just over 3 million per month, far ahead of his teammate, the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé, who does not reach 2 million.last_img read more

FIFPro also asks to suspend all competitions

first_imgThe global FIFPro footballers union has joined the request to suspend competitions due to the threat of the coronavirus, expressed by numerous players from around the world and by the AFE itself, and has called for “transparent, reasonable and consistent decisions to be made throughout the football industry.”“We ask that employers and organizers of competitions respect the wishes of players to take precautionary measures in the short term, including the suspension of training and competitions. We support players who have requested the suspension or postponement of soccer activities in their countries or regions, “FIFPro said in a statement.The union recalled that “international travel and party attendance create a high risk that affects everyone from spectators and players to referees and club staff.” “To provide a reliable and clear course of action that prioritizes people and public health, we ask the authorities and the organizers of the competitions to make transparent, reasonable and consistent decisions based on the advice of governments,” he asked.In addition, FIFPRO stressed that “professional football is greatly affected by this situation in multiple ways.” “Closed matches and cancellations have a considerable effect on the income of small and medium-sized clubs. Therefore, the football industry should consider extraordinary solidarity measures to protect the industry and support clubs that need it through, for example, financial assistance or advance payments “, he proposed.last_img read more