New Balance executive told Man United player they would ‘copy Nike boots’ after he claimed his ‘damaged’ his feet – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 24th, 2017 in damages, news, personal injuries, sport by tracey

‘A Manchester United footballer who is suing New Balance over “defective” boots was told by an executive at the sportswear company that they would “copy” Nike boots for him, it is claimed. Marouane Fellaini, 30, has alleged that his New Balance boots had to be “steamed and stretched” by a United kit man before they would fit. An investment company representing him has sued the American giant and is seeking £2 million damages.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd November 2017

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Age of consent for athlete-coach relationships to rise to 18, says sports minister Tracey Crouch – The Independent

Posted November 17th, 2017 in age of consent, news, sport by tracey

‘Sexual relationships between sports coaches and 16- and 17-year-olds in their care will be made illegal, the sports minister Tracey Crouch has revealed.’

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The Independent, 16th November 2017

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Ukad close investigation into Team Sky and British Cycling after failing to determine Jiffy bag contents – The Independent

Posted November 16th, 2017 in corruption, drug abuse, drug offences, evidence, news, sport by tracey

‘UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) have closed their investigation into British Cycling and Team Sky, deeming it “impossible” to determine the contents of a Jiffy bag delivered to Sir Bradley Wiggins at the Critérium du Dauphiné in June 2011.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2017

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The FA v Cellino – Behind the headlines – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

‘Almost a year since the case was heard before an FA Regulatory Commission, the final decision in the case of The FA v Massimo Cellino has been published.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 6th November 2017

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Football agent guilty of killing man while texting behind wheel on M6 – The Guardian

Posted November 8th, 2017 in dangerous driving, homicide, news, sport, telecommunications by tracey

‘A football agent has been convicted of killing a highways worker and paralysing another in a fatal crash as he texted players while speeding in bad weather.’

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The Guardian, 7th November 2017

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Bridge is not a sport and can’t have tax break, says European Court of Justice – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 27th, 2017 in EC law, international courts, news, sport, statutory interpretation, VAT by sally

‘Bridge is not a sport, European Union judges ruled today, in a decision that dealt a blow to British clubs’ hopes of a VAT tax break.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th October 2017

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Drugs cheats in British sport will not face jail, says sports minister Tracey Crouch – The Guardian

Posted October 25th, 2017 in drug abuse, news, sanctions, sport by michael

‘Drugs cheats in British sport will not be jailed, the sports minister, Tracey Crouch, has said after a review of the UK’s anti-doping rules.’

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The Guardian, 24th October 2017

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Court of Appeal rules on special police services at football matches – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in news, police, sport by sally

‘Should a football club be required to pay for policing on match days in areas next to the stadium, which are public land, but over which the club exercises some degree of control?’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 12th October

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Tax Raid on Premier League club lawful – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in fraud, news, search & seizure, sport, taxation, warrants by sally

‘Newcastle United has failed in its attempt to quash HMRC’s search warrant for documents involving suspected major tax fraud.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 11th October

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Six County FAs fail to respond to questions on football sex abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2017 in disclosure, news, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The failure by some to cooperate with the independent review into the game’s child sexual abuse scandal was laid bare again on Monday night after it emerged six County Football Associations had not responded to requests for information five months after being asked to do so.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2017

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Child Protection in Sport chief says loophole must be closed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, sexual offences, sport, young persons by tracey

‘British sport’s most senior child protection officer has condemned what she branded “a lack of will” to change the law to prevent coaches having sex with 16 and 17-year-olds under their care on the back of football’s paedophile scandal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2017

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Leicester City fan fined for chanting homophobic hate at Brighton supporters – The Independent

Posted September 15th, 2017 in fines, guilty pleas, hate crime, news, sexual orientation discrimination, sport by tracey

‘A football fan has been fined after admitting chanting homophobic abuse at rival supporters during a Premier League match.’

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The Independent, 14th September 2017

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Wayne Shaw fined and banned from football for two months over ‘piegate’ – The Independent

Posted September 7th, 2017 in fines, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘Former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw has been fined £375 and suspended from all football activity for two months for breaching betting rules over “piegate.”‘

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The Independent, 6th September 2017

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Joseph Bryan on Joey Barton v the FA: 5 Things You Need to Know – Littleton Chambers

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, disqualification, gambling, news, sanctions, sport by sally

‘Joey Barton, the controversial Burnley FC midfielder (and sometime BBC Question Time panellist), was in December 2016 charged by the FA with a breach of rule E8: betting. It was said that he had placed 1,260 bets on professional football matches over a ten-year period. He pleaded guilty to the alleged misconduct. An FA regulatory commission (the “Commission”) was convened to hear submissions and decide on sanction. Its decision, made on 26 April 2017, was to suspend Barton from all football-related activities for 18 months with immediate effect.’

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Littleton Chambers, 31st July 2017

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Ex-footballer Chris Killen spared jail after sex attack – BBC News

‘A former professional footballer has been spared jail after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2017

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Oh so false Number 9s – why the law is powerless to act – A football tale for the Summer Holidays – Employment Blog

Posted August 16th, 2017 in contract of employment, news, sport by sally

‘The Premiership season may have begun but the transfer window rumbles on. We, mere supporters, have to put up with the unedifying spectacle of highly paid “want away” players requesting transfers, refusing to train, feigning injury, and generally malingering. The great Bill Shankly once said that players like these were a menace to society and that he would lock them up if he could. In these more liberal days, fans still ask why it is that a “want away” player’s contract cannot be enforced to oblige him to play. The answer is that English contract law has a rule against the compelled performance of personal services, by employees.’

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Employment Blog, 15th August 2017

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Barton, betting and football’s ticking time bomb: Joey Barton v The FA – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted August 3rd, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘On 25 July 2017, an FA Appeal Board allowed the appeal of Premier League player, Joey Barton, against the “excessive” ban on him from all football for 18 months, imposed as a result of breaches of The FA’s betting rules.’

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Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 31st July 2017

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Independent investigation launched into alleged ‘failings’ by British Canoeing amid child grooming accusations – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in assault, children, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘An independent investigation has been launched into alleged “failings” by British Canoeing amid child grooming and sexual assault accusations against a senior coach.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2017

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Joe Perry gets three-month suspended ban over betting rule breaches – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2017 in disqualification, gambling, news, sport, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Joe Perry has been given a three-month ban – suspended until May 2018 – for breaching rules on betting on matches.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2017

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Head of review into historic sexual abuse in English football appeals for abuse survivors to come forward – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2017 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by sally

‘The head of the review into historic sexual abuse in English football has appealed to abuse survivors to come forward and tell their stories.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2017

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