Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 30 years – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The former football coach Barry Bennell was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for subjecting junior players from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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Barry Bennell found guilty of sexually abusing youth footballers – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by michael

“The former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sexual offences against boys from the youth systems of Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2018

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Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue guilty of fraud – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2018 in conspiracy, fraud, news, sport by tracey

‘Two former footballers are among a group of six men who face prison for scamming £5m from schools and colleges in a bogus sports leadership scheme.’

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The Guardian, 5th February 2018

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Muhammad Ali: British boxer banned for two years after positive test – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2018 in disqualification, drug abuse, news, sport by tracey

‘British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been banned for two years after failing a drugs test.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2018

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Sport clubs should consider injunctions to prevent access to grounds by trespassers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in clubs, injunctions, news, sport, trespass by sally

‘Injunctions give sport clubs a useful tool to prevent access to grounds by ‘urban free climbers’ and other trespassers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th January 2018

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Hillsborough slur about fans burning police horse false, says CPS – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2017 in evidence, horses, news, police, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has found that a notorious slur against Liverpool supporters after the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, that some people trapped in the crush outside the Leppings Lane turnstiles had seriously burned a police horse, was false.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2017

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I see you stand like greyhounds in the (procedural) slips – Blackstone Chambers

Posted December 8th, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, dogs, drug abuse, news, sport by sally

‘The principles of fair procedure ought to be well known to most sporting disciplinary bodies by now, but a case before the disciplinary and appellate bodies of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) illustrates how procedural slips can still occur, causing substantial unfairness to a person facing disciplinary action. The case also shows the power of a fair appellate body to put right procedural defects.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 4th December 2017

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Termination payments to Spurs players not subject to national insurance, Tribunal confirms – OUT-LAW.com

‘Payments to two footballers for early termination of fixed term contracts were taxable as termination payments and not as general earnings, even though the contracts envisaged early termination by mutual consent, the UK’s Upper Tribunal has decided, upholding an early First-Tier tribunal decision.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th December 2017

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Man United star seeks £2m for ‘defective’ boots – 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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The FA v Cellino – Behind the headlines – Blackstone Chambers

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in agency, fines, news, regulations, sport by sally

‘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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Blackstone Chambers, 6th 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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