Man jailed for headbutting Sheffield United captain during play-off semi final – The Independent

Posted May 20th, 2022 in assault, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sport by sally

‘A Nottingham Forest football fan was jailed for headbutting Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp at Tuesday’s play-off semi-final after downing seven pints – prompting police to warn “casual thuggery” at games will be punished.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2022

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Bar Standards Board clears barrister over Hillsborough remarks – The Guardian

‘A senior barrister who repeated discredited police allegations about the behaviour of Liverpool supporters at the Hillsborough disaster has been cleared of misconduct by his profession’s Bar Standards Board (BSB).’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2022

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New rules on gambling adverts ban celebrities and sports stars – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2022 in advertising, children, gambling, news, performing arts, regulations, sport by sally

‘Footballers, celebrities and social media influencers will be banned from gambling adverts under new rules.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2022

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Man, 19, jailed for racially abusing Marcus Rashford on Twitter – The Guardian

Posted March 31st, 2022 in internet, news, racism, sentencing, sport by sally

‘A teenager has been jailed for six weeks for racially abusing Marcus Rashford on Twitter after the Euro 2020 final, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2022

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Everton fan who threw plastic bottle at Villa players avoids jail – The Independent

Posted March 25th, 2022 in assault, news, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences by tracey

‘An Everton fan who threw a plastic bottle towards Aston Villa players as they celebrated a goal has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2022

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Coroner will write to the Government over Emiliano Sala’s illegal ‘grey’ flight – The Independent

Posted March 18th, 2022 in accidents, aircraft, coroners, inquests, licensing, news, sport by tracey

A coroner will be writing to the Government and the sports industry with her concerns about illegal “grey” passenger flights following the death of footballer Emiliano Sala.

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The Independent, 17th March 2022

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Briton gets high court go-ahead to sue Interpol chief over torture claim – The Guardian

‘A British football fan who claims he was tortured and falsely imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates in 2019 while on holiday there to watch Asian Cup matches is suing the new head of Interpol.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2022

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Barry Bennell abuse claim falls on limitation and vicarious liability – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 20th, 2022 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, vicarious liability by tracey

‘TVZ and Ors v Manchester City Football Club Ltd [2022] EWHC 7 (QB). Barry Bennell was a football coach who sexually abused a number of boys in the 1980s. He is serving a sentence of 34 years imprisonment and, at the age of 68, is likely to die in jail. The Claimants in this case were his victims. Mr Justice Johnson described each as a ‘remarkable’ men, courageously giving evidence and some waiving their rights to anonymity determined to do everything they could to encourage others to come forward and ensure Bennell was prosecuted and, ultimately, convicted. The issue in this case was not the veracity of their account – the judge made is explicitly clear they were believed and the Defendant did not question the fact the abuse had occurred. The dispute was whether civil liability attached to Manchester City football club for the abuse committed by Bennell. There were two fundamental hurdles for the Claimants: limitation and vicarious liability. On the particular facts, the court found that they failed to overcome both.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th January 2022

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Man jailed for racist abuse at Manchester United FA Cup game – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2022 in hate crime, imprisonment, news, racism, sentencing, sport by tracey

‘A man who racially abused staff and attacked two police officers during an FA Cup match has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2022

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Racist online trolls banned from football stadiums by new law – Home Office

Posted January 13th, 2022 in internet, news, penalties, racism, sport by tracey

‘Vile racist language and other online abuse connected to football could see offenders banned from attending matches in England and Wales for up to 10 years.’

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Home Office, 12th January 2022

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DPP Max Hill on how we’re taking action against racist and homophobic football chants – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 13th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, homosexuality, news, prosecutions, racism, sport by tracey

‘The beauty of football is that anyone can play. All you need is a ball, some friends, and a goal. Fans can unite anywhere in the world with a shared love of a club, country or just the game itself. It is perhaps the most inclusive sport. This weekend saw the FA Cup back in action – a competition which encapsulates the simplicity of the game and pits Premier League giants against relative minnows. But for 90 minutes, it is a level playing field and we often see upsets, none felt more keenly by myself as a lifelong Newcastle United fan with defeat to League One’s Cambridge United. Unfortunately, we also saw the return of reports of racist and or homophobic chanting during at least three cup ties: Crystal Palace vs Millwall, Spurs vs Chelsea and Reading v Cardiff City. This disgusting behaviour will never be tolerated by those who truly love the game, and by most of society.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th January 2022

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FA urged to follow up CPS’ promise of criminal action over homophobic ‘rent boys’ chants – Daily Telegraph

‘The Football Association have been urged to follow up the Crown Prosecution Service’s promise of criminal action over homophobic “rent boys” chants with disciplinary sanctions against clubs who fail to educate their fans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th January 2022

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Bennell victims to appeal after losing High Court case against Manchester City – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2022 in appeals, child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘Eight men who were abused by paedophile Barry Bennell more than 30 years ago have said they will appeal after losing a High Court case against Manchester City.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2022

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Barry Bennell: Men lose case against Manchester City over abuse – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2022 in child abuse, children, employment, news, sexual offences, sport, vicarious liability by tracey

‘Eight men who sued Manchester City after saying they were abused by paedophile Barry Bennell more than 30 years ago have lost a High Court fight.’

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BBC News, 10th January 2022

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Judge slashes QC’s £110k brief fee for case that settled before trial – Legal Futures

Posted January 7th, 2022 in accidents, barristers, costs, fees, news, personal injuries, sport by tracey

‘A costs judge has slashed the £110,000 brief fee sought by a claimant when his case settled nearly three weeks ahead of trial and before the QC had started preparing for it.’

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Legal Futures, 7th January 2022

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Robbie Dunne suspended for 18 months in Bryony Frost bullying case – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2021 in bullying, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, sport by michael

‘In a vindication of Frost’s decision to lodge a complaint, Dunne was found guilty on four counts by an independent panel. Dunne was told by Brian Barker, the chair of the three-person panel, that “professional athletes should behave in a professional way and I’m afraid you haven’t. This was a deliberate targeting of a colleague whose vulnerabilities you exploited.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2021

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Joey Barton cleared of pushing rival manager at the end of match after saying it wasn’t him – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2021 in assault, news, sport by sally

‘Former Premier League footballer Joey Barton has been cleared of pushing over a rival manager at the end of a match, leaving him bloodied and with a broken tooth.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for antisemitic tweets aimed at Tottenham supporters – The Independent

‘A Chelsea fan who posted antisemitic and racist tweets aimed at Tottenham fans has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 6th November 2021

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Chelsea fan jailed for anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Spurs supporters – BBC News

Posted November 5th, 2021 in hate crime, imprisonment, internet, Judaism, malicious communications, news, sentencing, sport by michael

“A Chelsea supporter who posted anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Tottenham fans, including photos of Auschwitz and a man doing a Nazi salute, has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2021

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Mishcon fined £25,000 over football transfer payments – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 1st, 2021 in banking, fines, law firms, news, Solicitors Regulation Authority, sport, third parties by tracey

‘London firm Mishcon de Reya has been fined £25,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for failing to prevent payments being made into and from the client account to pay third parties involved in football transfers.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 29th October 2021

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