The FA v Chris Maguire: What are the Odds? – Football Law

Posted January 31st, 2023 in fines, gambling, news, regulations, sanctions, sport by tracey

‘The FA Rules, rule E8.1 provides that Participants at Step 4 of the National League System and above (see pg. 437 of The FA Handbook 2022/23), and Steps 1 and 2 of the Women’s Football Pyramid (see pg. 462 of The FA Handbook 2022/23) are prohibited from betting on football anywhere in the world. However, breaches of Rule E8 are relatively common, with The FA prosecuting around 30-40 cases in the past three seasons.’

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Football Law, 31st January 2023

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Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy cleared of six rape charges – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2023 in news, rape, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘French player will face another trial after no verdicts reached on one charge of rape and one of attempted rape.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2023

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Football banning orders in England and Wales up 230% on last season – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2023 in drug offences, hate crime, news, public order, sport, statistics by sally

‘Football banning orders issued in relation to matches in England and Wales have increased notably in the first half of this season compared with the same period last season, according to police figures.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2023

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Charlton fan becomes first supporter in UK to face grounds ban over drug offence – The Independent

Posted December 9th, 2022 in drug abuse, drug offences, news, sentencing, sport by michael

‘A Charlton Athletic fan has become the first person in the UK to be banned from attending matches for drug offences, a police force has said.’

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The Independent, 9th December 2022

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Offences Against Match Officials: Where to Draw the Line? – Football Law

Posted November 30th, 2022 in assault, disciplinary procedures, interpretation, news, sport by sally

‘What constitutes an “assault” in the FA Disciplinary Regulations? Where is the line to be drawn within the FA Disciplinary Regulations between an “assault” and the lesser offence of “physical contact”? A recent decision of an FA Appeal Board has provided some much-needed clarity addressing these questions insofar as they relate to offences against match officials as outlined in paragraph 96 of the FA Disciplinary Regulations, Part D – On-Field Regulations, Section 3 (“OFR, Section 3”).’

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Football Law, November 2022

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Footballer Quitongo loses race discrimination claim against former club – The Independent

Footballer Rico Quitongo has described losing his race discrimination claim against his former club as a “bitter blow”.

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The Independent, 24th November 2022

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Football fan guilty of abusing England boss Southgate in email – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, electronic mail, news, racism, sport by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of sending racist messages to England football manager Gareth Southgate.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2022

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Nick Kyrgios settles legal case with Wimbledon spectator – The Guardian

Posted November 7th, 2022 in defamation, news, sport by tracey

‘Nick Kyrgios has settled a legal case with a spectator he accused of having “about 700 drinks” during this year’s Wimbledon final.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2022

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Instrumented Mouthguards and Tackle Height Lowered in Rugby Union: A Game Changer? – Ropewalk Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2022 in electronic monitoring, news, personal injuries, regulations, sport by sally

‘In another step forward, the use of Instrumented Mouthguards (iMGs) is being included by the RFU in their mission to reduce players’ risk of concussion.’

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Ropewalk Chambers, 19th October 2022

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Prankster spared jail but warned of ‘sticky wicket’ after Oval stunt – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2022 in news, sentencing, sport, suspended sentences, trespass, video recordings by sally

‘A self-styled YouTube prankster who collided with England cricketer Jonny Bairstow after invading the Oval pitch was warned he faces a “sticky wicket” if he defies court orders as he was handed a suspended sentence.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2022

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Wales-Poland: Match bans for football fans over flare offences – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2022 in fines, news, sport by tracey

‘Three men have been banned from football games for trying to take flares into the Wales-Poland game last month.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2022

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Calls for Hillsborough pathology review to be suspended – The independent

Posted October 7th, 2022 in bereavement, consultations, families, government departments, inquests, news, police, sport by tracey

‘Politicians are calling for the suspension of a Home Office review into the pathology at the original Hillsborough inquests, after it emerged the victims’ families had not been consulted.’

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The Independent, 6th October 2022

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‘Wagatha Christie’ trial: Vardy ordered to pay up to £1.5m of Rooney’s legal fees – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2022 in costs, defamation, evidence, media, news, sport by sally

‘Rebekah Vardy will have to pay up to £1.5m to Coleen Rooney in legal fees after losing yet another stage in the “Wagatha Christie” libel trial.’

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The Guardian, October 2022

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YouTuber guilty of Oval pitch invasion during England game – BBC News

Posted September 15th, 2022 in news, sport, trespass, video recordings by tracey

‘A self-styled YouTube prankster who collided with England cricketer Jonny Bairstow after invading the pitch at the Oval has been found guilty of aggravated trespass.’

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BBC News, 14th September 2022

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Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of one count of rape – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2022 in news, rape, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of rape on the direction of the judge at his trial.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2022

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Construction of sports facility paused following judicial review challenge to council approval – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 31st, 2022 in judicial review, local government, news, planning, sport by sally

‘The High Court has given the go-ahead for a judicial review challenge over West Berkshire Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the development of a new sports hub in Newbury.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th August 2022

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Football clubs warned over tax risk from dual-role agents – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 22nd, 2022 in contracts, HM Revenue & Customs, news, sport, taxation by tracey

‘Football clubs in the UK have been warned that they may be underpaying tax owed in respect of player contracts in cases where agents have represented both them and the player in the contract negotiations.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th August 2022

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“Sportswashing – Are Legal Remedies Available?” – Church Court Chambers

Posted August 18th, 2022 in arbitration, human rights, international courts, news, sport, United Nations by sally

‘The phrase ‘sportswashing’ is one that is used regularly in the press. So, what is it? There is no single definition and none that appears in the Oxford English dictionary. We can be bold and safely surmise that it is where a state uses sport to propel their reputation positively as a means to cover their poor human rights record.’

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Church Court Chambers, July 2022

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Gambling review delay lets Premier League football clubs strike sponsorship deals – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2022 in advertising, bereavement, delay, families, gambling, government departments, news, sport by tracey

‘Campaigners are outraged that the stalled white paper has allowed three top English sides to sign new front-of-shirt agreements.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2022

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Case against rugby union governing bodies on dementia destined for courts – The Guardian

‘A legal case involving a group of rugby players diagnosed with early-onset dementia and other irreversible neurological impairments now looks destined for the courts. Proceedings are to be issued by Rylands Law on behalf of a group of professional and semi-professional players against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2022

Source: www.theguardian.com