Footballer Marcus Rashford supports Tower Hamlets youngsters

England World Cup goalscorer Marcus Rashford named an East London teenager as a national award winner in an online awards presentation. The Manchester Utd striker spoke to young people at the Osmani Trust youth club... Read more »

Scotland’s only openly gay footballer on breaking stereotypes and his own liberation

An announcement on the website of Gala Fairydean Rovers changed Zander Murray’s life beyond recognition. After three decades of covering up and denying his true sexuality, the striker was now the first... Read more »

Arsenal Footballer Ian Wright Invests in Hackney’s Willy’s Pies

Arsenal and England legend Ian Wright has announced that he now supports Willy’s Pies, the lockdown-born, Hackney-based pie company founded by entrepreneurial chefs Will Lewis and Josh Hill. On the same day... Read more »

BBC News apologises for showing image of wrong footballer in rape arrest report | UK news

BBC News has issued an on-air apology after mistakenly showing a picture of the footballer Raheem Sterling when reporting on a case about another Premier League player arrested over alleged sexual offences.... Read more »

Premier League and international footballer arrested in north London on suspicion of rape

Premier League and international footballer is arrested in north London on suspicion of rape following an alleged attack in June The player is currently in custody being questioned over the alleged attack It... Read more »

Premier League footballer reportedly arrested in London on suspicion of rape

A Premier League footballer has reportedly been arrested in north London on suspicion of rape. The man, who is 29 but cannot be named for legal reasons, was being questioned by police... Read more »

Tower Hamlets FC player used homophobic slur against footballer days after he came out

A footballer who verbally abused another player has been convicted of a homophobic hate crime. Tower Hamlets FC player Ayokunle Odedoyin, originally from Barking, targeted Sheppey United’s Jahmal Howlett-Mundle with a homophobic... Read more »

Family remember ‘charming’ and ‘amazing’ Swindon Town and Bournemouth footballer

The sister of a former professional footballer who died aged 46 has spoken of the family’s heartbreak and paid tribute to their “amazing” brother. Jamie Roy Vincent, who played for Bournemouth and... Read more »

Chadwell Heath stabbing: Teacher’s heart-breaking tribute to ‘talented footballer’, 16, knifed to death on school bus

Teachers of a 16-year-old boy who was brutally stabbed to death in East London have paid tribute to the “talented footballer”. They praised his passion for sports and mentioned that he was... Read more »

Footballer found guilty over stabbing man in back in Putney

A former professional footballer has been found guilty of stabbing a man in the back in Putney. Ibrahim Meite, now 25, who played for Cardiff City and Crawley Town, was also stabbed... Read more »