Here are the latest Premier League headlines for Monday, May 30.
Shaka Hislop opens up on battle against racism
Shaka Hislop was awarded the freedom of Newcastle earlier this year in recognition of the role he played in the foundation of ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. Speaking to Chronicle Live, he discussed how society, and in turn football, can continue the steps it has taken in trying to eradicate racism.
“Education is still key – that’s where our focus has always been,” said the United legend. “As much as we have been involved in football, education is the key challenge.
“There are so many societal issues that we all have to deal with today. Education remains key to it, understanding each other’s stories, understanding that despite our differences how much unites us. The more we talk about these issues and the more we are honest about these issues, I think the closer we come to understanding them.”
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Read more of what he had to say in the interview here.
Ben White withdraws from England squad
The 2022/23 season isn’t quite finished for players who have been called up for their respective international squads. For England, they are in Nations League action during June with games against Hungary (twice), Germany and Italy on the agenda.
Gareth Southgate named his 27-man squad last week but might be contemplating a replacement after it was confirmed Ben White wouldn’t be joining up with the squad. The Arsenal defender has pulled out of the summer camp with an injury and will continue his rehabilitation at Arsenal as he hopes to be fully fit for the start of next season.
If Southgate opts to call up a replacement for White, Eric Dier seems to be the most popular choice although Tyrone Mings may also be in line for a call-up given his recent England involvement.
French ministers blame fake tickets for Champions League disruption
Kick-off for the Champions League final had to be delayed by 35 minutes after Liverpool supporters were unable to get to their seats inside the Stade de France in time for the start of the match. The fans in question, as well as media in Paris, claimed that the turnstiles had been closed by the police and officials at the stadium and criticised heavy-handed policing.
Earlier today, French ministers sparked more anger by reaffirming their claims that the delays were caused by large scale ticket fraud amongst the Liverpool supporters. Sports minister Amelie Oudea-Castera alluded to the lack of issues faced by Real Madrid fans on their way into the other side of the stadium as she piled the blame on the supporters of the Spanish side’s opponents.
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