Should Athletes Be Allowed to Protest?

By Frankie Wallace

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In February, eight basketball players from the University of Mississippi knelt during the national anthem in order to protest two confederate sympathizer groups who had gathered on their college campus. The hate groups’ rallies were formed in support of a sculpture of a confederate soldier on the school’s campus. Regardless, the Ole Miss players’ silent protest stirred up some controversy around the sports media world.

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Chelsea FC News: Transfer Ban Appeal, “Final Whistle on Hate” Match

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It’s a big news day for Chelsea FC, with the club making a couple of major announcements within the past 24 hours. Yesterday, we learned the date and the official marketing title of the friendly that Chelsea will stage at the New England Revolution with the purposes of combating Anti-Semitism.

Today, we saw Chelsea formally announce their appeal of the transfer ban FIFA imposed on them late last month.

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Romelu Lukaku Slams Certain Aspects of Media Coverage, Deems it Racist

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has joined Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in hitting out at certain aspects of media coverage in the British press. Both of the Manchester forwards find the English media to act racist at times, but Lukaku did not single out any outlet or reporter by name.

Which is in stark contrast to Sterling, who posted an example of the practices he found to be offensive on his social media page back in December. 

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Jenny McCarthy Ripped on Twitter on New Year’s Eve Again; 25 of the Best Tweets

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If we could find the tweet that we saw several years ago about Jenny McCarthy, we would certainly publish it here today. The Twitter posting perfectly summated everything that she’s about, and it said basically: “I wonder if Jenny McCarthy ponders her lasting legacy at all: ‘I was nude for awhile, then I convinced a bunch of parents to not to believe in science and then let their kids die from easy preventable diseases- nailed it!'”

Jenny McCarthy is a top trending term on Twitter just once a year, and it comes on New Year’s Eve when she co-hosts ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rocking Eve. It’s astounding that ABC keeps giving her this gig in an age when media figures and celebrities often lose their jobs over minor mistakes. Jenny McCarthy and her joke of a career is a “major mistake.”

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How Notre Dame Became the “Fighting Irish,” 1924 Beatdown of the KKK Largely Contributed

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In just 12 days time, the #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play in the Cotton Bowl, one of this season’s two national semifinal contests, against the #2 Clemson Tigers. If the Fighting Irish, double digit underdogs, manage to pull off the massive upset they will play the winner of Alabama-Oklahoma for the national title.

It’s a historic moment for Notre Dame, their first College Football Playoff appearance. “Oh, it’s going to decide a true national champion, there’s no doubt about that,” Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly said at the on-campus Playoff Media Day this past Saturday.

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Roman Abramovich Requests Reports on Chelsea Investigation into anti-Semitic Chants

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Chelsea FC Owner Roman Abramovich is requesting reports on how his club is progressing on their investigation into alleged anti-Semitic chants made by supporters at Vidi in the Europa League clash on Thursday night.

Abramovich, who is Jewish and has made the fight against anti-Semitism a major objective in the past year, wants personal updates on what the club plans to do to punish the supporters who sang the offensive and bigoted chants in Budapest, Hungary this past week.

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Chelsea FC Face Potential Sanctions for Alleged anti-Semitic Supporter Chants

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It’s the second time this week that Chelsea FC supporters are making headlines worldwide for bigoted behavior at the venue on match day. A portion of the Chelsea FC supporters who attended the side’s UEFA Europa League draw at Vidi in Budapest allegedly engaged in  anti-Semitic chants, and now the club could be sanctioned over it.

The European football governing body have launched an investigation into the behavior of the supporters, who allegedly directed the chants at Premier League rival Tottenham Hotspur.

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On Equality In Football & Ada Hegerberg’s Ballon d’Or triumph

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By Patrick Pearse

A standout amongst the most esteemed award ceremonies in the world started with an upset on Monday evening when the first ever women’s soccer player of the year was asked to twerk (dance with movement of hip bones and bending knees) in front of an audience by a male presenter.

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Raheem Sterling Responds to Racial Abuse by Slamming Media Coverage

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Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has made an extremely strong response to his being racially abused by a Chelsea supporter during his side’s 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge yesterday. Both police and Chelsea Football Club are investigating the incident, and now Sterling has taken to social media and made his first public remarks about the incident.

Raheem Sterling posted a deep and profound message on his official Instagram account where he hit out not at the Chelsea fan, but at media coverage in general. Sterling posted photos of Daily Mail stories about teammates Tosin Adarabioyo and Phil Foden in order to convey an example of the difference between how white and black players are covered by the media.

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Roman Abramovich, Bob Kraft Staging Chelsea-Revolution Match to Combat Antisemitism

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Chelsea football club and the New England Revolution have announced an exhibition match that will be played in the spring of 2019 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The purpose of the friendly, which has been branded the “Game for Change,” is to help combat antisemitism.

“I am proud of the work Chelsea does to promote equality and tackle discrimination all over the world,” said Chelsea owner and Jewish Russian business man Roman Abramovich in a club official statement.

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NBA Star Lauri Markkanen Understands Climate Crisis Better than POTUS, Media

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NBA star Lauri Markkanen gets it when it comes to the climate crisis. He definitely understands the seriousness of this issue much better than both our current President and the mainstream media.

Following the release of the International Panel on Climate Change report, and the extremely alarming findings wherein, organizations and individuals have done whatever they can to share their messages about the individual’s role in climate change. Lauri Markkanen, a green activist from Finland, is collaborating with Finnish renewable energy concern Neste by shooting hoops with this year’s world heat map.

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Roman Abramovich, Bob Kraft in Talks for Chelsea-Revolution Match Combating Antisemitism

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Say what you want about Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, as they are two extremely rich, prodigiously powerful and extremely polarizing men, but they are on the right side of history with this initiative.

As part of Chelsea’s aggressive antisemitism initiative, the west London club is in talks with Major League Soccer club New England Revolution, another team owned by Robert Kraft, to stage a friendly where the proceeds raised will go towards fighting antisemitism.

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