What happened in football today: December 9, 2020

FA ‘deaf’ during search for Clarke replacement – Shaka Hislop

Former Newcastle and West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has slammed the FA’s ‘sound deafness’ after Greg Clarke resigned as chairman.

Clarke was replaced on an interim basis by Peter McCormick, the lawyer who represented Luis Suarez against Patrice Evra in 2011.

Hislop, one of the founding patrons of Show Racism The Red Card, has fought for equality in football for 25 years and said Athleticism that the FA has “shown a certain level of incomprehension and a complete lack of any kind of awareness”.

UEFA to investigate allegations of racist remarks

UEFA have opened an investigation into allegations that the fourth official used racist language during PSG’s game against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday night.

Athleticism was told by a senior Basaksehir source that head coach Okan Buruk accused fourth official Sebastian Coltescu of calling coach Pierre Webo a ‘n***o’, with video of the incident showing Webo accusing the official of the same.

Both teams left the field and the match finally resumed on Wednesday evening.

Aubemeyang fined £7,400 by CAF after joking he was held ‘hostage’

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been fined £7,400 ($10,000) for social media posts implicating the Confederation of African Football.

Aubameyang and his Gabonese teammates spent the night on the ground at an airport in The Gambia ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in November.

The attacker jokingly took to Twitter to comment on the incident, tweeting: “I just want to know why The Gambia took our passports for hours and they are keeping us at the airport, are we hostage or what ?”

Bielsa reveals his starting XI to face West Ham

Marcelo Bielsa has removed any doubts over his squad selection for Friday’s Premier League match between Leeds United and West Ham by naming him two days before.

During his press conference on Wednesday, Bielsa was asked if he wanted to keep West Ham guessing, but he replied with the exact line-up he had expected.

He said: “Rodrigo will replace Llorente and the 11 will be Meslier, Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski, Phillips, Klich, Rodrigo, Raphinha, Bamford and Harrison.”

City Football Group – build an empire

In the first part of a series analyzing City Football Group Athleticism Sam Lee and Matt Slater look at Ferran Soriano’s vision for City Football Group.

Athleticism spoke to sources around the world to help explain Soriano’s vision for CFG, why the group chose certain clubs and leagues, and how his teams share information and resources. In her Athleticism Explain :

  • How City believed creating a global network was their best hope of catching Manchester United
  • How some clubs are used more for branding and others for developing talent
  • Guardiola’s playbook available to staff at all clubs
  • Reasons Why Some People Are Unhappy With The City Empire

Go further with Athleticism below to learn more.

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