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

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Lack of regard for council planning policy on playing fields led to unlawful planning permission, High Court finds – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 13th, 2022 in housing, local government, news, parks, planning, sport by tracey

‘A decision by Leeds City Council to grant itself outline planning permission to build 61 affordable dwellings on a longstanding sports field was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th July 2022

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Mo Farah: What would happen to a trafficked child in the UK today? – The Independent

‘Sir Mo Farah’s decision to reveal that he was a victim of human trafficking as a child has sparked questions over how he would be treated if he arrived in the UK today.’

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The Independent, 12th July 2022

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Football hate crime: CPS vows to use new banning orders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 1st, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, internet, news, sport by tracey

‘The CPS today vows to use football banning orders to those convicted of online hate crime connected to the game and prevent them from attending matches.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th June 2022

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Manchester City fan banned for throwing flare in vital game – BBC News

Posted June 24th, 2022 in fines, news, sport, violent disorder by tracey

‘A Manchester City fan who threw a lit smoke flare on the playing area during the club’s vital season-ending match has received a three-year football ban.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2022

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British Gymnastics braces for publication of damning report on abuse – The Guardian

‘British Gymnastics is bracing itself for a damning 300-page report into its abuse scandal. The document is expected to strongly criticise the governing body’s previous leadership when it is published on Thursday afternoon.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2022

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Gymnastics abuse: Eloise Jotischky becomes first to win a civil case against British Gymnastics – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2022 in children, compensation, harassment, news, sex discrimination, sport, women by tracey

‘A former elite acrobatic gymnast has become the first to win a civil case against British Gymnastics for the abuse she experienced in the sport.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2022

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Man jailed for selling illegal football streaming boxes ordered to pay £1m – The Guardian

Posted June 7th, 2022 in assets recovery, conspiracy, fraud, internet, news, proceeds of crime, sport by sally

‘A man jailed for selling illegal devices providing unauthorised streams of Premier League matches has been ordered to pay back almost £1m following a court ruling.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2022

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Wimbledon ban on Russian players raises equality law questions – OUT-LAW.com

‘The recent move to ban Russian and Belarussian players from participating in this year’s Wimbledon Championships brings into focus the role of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) in sport.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th May 2022

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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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