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Manchester United could face a points deduction and hefty fine that saw Liverpool clash postponed 

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Manchester United could face a points deduction and hefty fine that saw Liverpool clash postponed?

Manchester United football club could face a points deduction after fans protests forced the postponement of their Premier League fixture with Liverpool on Sunday, May 2. 

 

Hundreds of United supporters stormed the pitch at Old Trafford ahead of their game against Liverpool in protest at the club’s American owners, the Glazer family, before clashing with police in ugly scenes. read previous report here. 

 

During the bloody protests against the billionaire owners of the club, a police officer was slashed in the face with a bottle. 

 

Now, both the Premier League and Football Association are investigating following the mass protests around Old Trafford on Sunday. The organisations are speaking with Manchester United and the local authorities to piece together exactly what has happened, and where responsibility lies.

 

Under Premier League rules, points can be deducted where a club fails to ensure the safety of players and staff, as well as entry and exit from the ground. 

 

The FA can also impose fines, in a long list of potential punishments, which includes ground closures and suspension from competitions. And it can demand the club responsible for any postponement compensates the other side for any costs.

 

The FA and Premier League have between them plenty of rules that cover the postponement of matches and the safety of players and staff, which will now be examined by the authorities and the club.

 

In the Premier League Handbook, rule K14 states that the home club must make sure that the players and match officials can enter and leave the stadium safely and that there is safe environment in which to play the match.

 

And rule K13 also states that the players’ entrance as well as the parking area and the points of entry are adequately policed or stewarded. 

 

 

Representatives from the two teams and the Premier League came together to discuss the situation at Old Trafford at 4pm yesterday, after which it was determined that for safety reasons the fixture could not go ahead.

 

Both teams were held back at their hotels by Greater Manchester Police, while match referee Michael Oliver was also delayed in accessing the ground.

 

A statement from Greater Manchester Police said: ‘Following discussion with The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, a joint decision was made to postpone the match for safety reasons.’

 

The Premier League has the power to investigate the breach of any rule and can arrange a commission of inquiry. The commission’s sanctions include imposing a fine or a points deduction.

 

However, the situation is complicated because the Premier League also has the power to refer the matter to the FA to be determined under its rules.

 

According to the FA rule book, regulation E20 says that clubs are responsible for their supporters and may be punished for any improper, violent, threatening, abusive, indecent behaviour, including the throwing of missiles.

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In this instance, a flare was also thrown in the direction of the Sky Sports TV gantry at Old Trafford. 

 

The FA rules states that in serious cases where ‘the FA’s investigations conclude that the club concerned did not do enough to either prevent and/or deal with its supporters’ misconduct, disciplinary charges may follow’.

 

The FA can set up a regulatory commission to investigate any alleged breach of the rules and if proven, it can warn a club about future conduct, suspend it from football activity, impose a fine of a ground closure.

 

In a statement Manchester United said: ‘Following discussion between the Police, The Premier League, Trafford Council and the clubs, our match against Liverpool has been postponed due to safety and security considerations around the protest today. 

 

‘Discussions will now take place with the Premier League on a revised date for the fixture.

 

‘Our fans are passionate about Manchester United, and we completely acknowledge the right to free expression and peaceful protest.

 

‘However, we regret the disruption to the team and actions which put other fans, staff, and the police in danger. 

 

‘We thank the police for their support and will assist them in any subsequent investigations.’

 

The Premier League also issued a statement after the game was called off.

 

‘Following the security breach at Old Trafford, the Manchester United vs. Liverpool game has been postponed,’ it said.

 

‘This is a collective decision from the police, both clubs, the Premier League and local authorities.

 

‘The security and safety of everyone at Old Trafford remains of paramount importance. We understand and respect the strength of feeling but condemn all acts of violence, criminal damage and trespass, especially given the associated COVID-19 breaches. 

 

‘Fans have many channels by which to make their views known, but the actions of a minority seen today have no justification.

 

‘We sympathise with the police and stewards who had to deal with a dangerous situation that should have no place in football.

 

‘The rearrangement of the fixture will be communicated in due course.’

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Adele’s estranged dad, Mark Evans dies aged 57 after battle with cancer

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Adele?s estranged dad, Mark Evans dies aged 57 after battle with cancer

Grammy Award winning singer, Adele’s father has died at 57 after years of disputes and public rows.

Adele, 33, has previously spoken of her fractured relationship with dad, Mark Evans, who had been suffering from cancer.

Mark walked out on Adele’s mother Penny when Adele was three and returned to his native Wales.

 

Adele?s estranged dad, Mark Evans dies aged 57 after battle with cancer

In 2017 Adele infamously told the audience during her Grammys speech;

“Thank you to my manager because the comeback, as it were, was completely masterminded by him.

“And you executed it incredibly, and I owe you everything.

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“We’ve been together for ten years, and I love you like you’re my dad. I love you so, so much.

“I don’t love my dad, that’s the thing. That doesn’t mean a lot. I love you like I would love my dad.”

 

Mark once claimed that he and his daughter had made up and shared a drink around the time of her Adele Live tour to support her ­second album 21. But she later denied this.

A source said: “Mark’s family are of course very upset by his passing. He always hoped things would work out with Adele, but it remained acrimonious to the end.

“He made a few attempts to make things right, but clearly it had been too long.”

In 2013 he revealed he was battling bowel cancer and feared he would never meet his grandson, Angelo — Adele’s son with charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, who she divorced in March.

 

 

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Davido Accused Of Stealing The Song “Jowo” – More Gist

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Nigerian artist and songwriter David Adeleke also known as Davido has been accused by one of the fans of Wizkid that he stole a song from another.

A Twitter fan identified as Thuglife has accused Davido of stealing the song “Jowo” from another artist after he cialmed the artist, Victor AD confirmed it on Hip TV. He also disclosed that after Victor AD confronted Davido over stealing of the track “Jowo”, he blocked him from all his social media pages and threatened to destroy him if he mentions it publicly.

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This accusation is a serious one that can ruin Davido’s celebration. It would be recalled that in the early hours of Monday, Davido shared a video celebrating his 10th anniversary in the music industry. He shared a video which contain some old videos performing on stage when he was trying to build his career and brand. It seems this accusations can lead to a scandal.

One of Davido’s tracks which went viral and most played on musical applications is “Jowo”. Jowo was one of the tracks on Davido’s album, A Better Time. He did a music video of Jowo with former BBNaija house mate Nengi a few weeks after the main album was released.

However, he has been accused of stealing the song from Victor AD. In a tweet spotted on Thug’s page, he wrote, “Victor AD just confirmed davido stole his record “Jowo” according to AD; OBO heard d song after they recorded “Tire You”. He was surprised to see d song on ABT without him/his mgt consent; He said davido blocked him on Socials & threatened to ruin him. This wickedness”.

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Source: www.ghgossip.com

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Missing doctor who treated President Putin’s critic, Alexei Navalny is found alive after walking out of forest full of bears following three days disappearance

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Update: Missing doctor who treated President Putin

Alexander Murakhovsky, the Siberian doctor who treated President Vladimir Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny after he was reportedly poisoned with novichok last year, has been found alive following a three-day search after he went missing on a hunting trip. 

 

The 49-year-old, who is the Health Minister of the Omsk region, was found walking out of a Siberian forest after vanishing on Friday from a hunting base, amid fears he had been attacked by wild bears in the vicinity.

 

RBC news website reports that he wandered out of the forest near the village of Basly in the Bolsheukovsky district and asked locals for help.

 

The doctor was taken to a nearby hospital, the regional government’s press service said.   

 

‘The health minister Alexander Murakhnovsky walked to the people of Basly village by himself. He is in a normal condition, he is getting checks at the hospital of Bolshie Uki district,’ they said a statement.

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Dr Murakhovsky’s wife Nazezhda, 61, also a doctor, confirmed to broadcaster Dozhd that she has spoken to him on the phone, adding that he doesn’t yet ‘understand the scale of the search’.   

 

She said: ‘He is not a hunter. He has never shot an animal in his life. I believe he survived for three days only because of his will power.

 

‘He is really strong. He didn’t want to upset us. Sorry, I cannot speak anymore.’

 

His disappearance came after two other two medics who had also treated Navalny had died in mysterious circumstances earlier this year.

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Dr. Murakhovsky, who overseen Mr. Navalny’s initial treatment and had claimed initial laboratory tests showed no traces of the Novichok nerve agent.

 

Mr. Navalny fell ill during a domestic flight from Siberia to Moscow in August last year with suspected Novichok poisoning. He was eventually allowed to be airlifted to Germany for further treatment.

 

But tests by laboratories in three European countries, confirmed by the international chemical weapons watchdog OPCW, said that poison had in fact been used on the opposition figure.

 

The Kremlin has denied accusations of being behind the attempted killing of one of President Vladimir Putin’s main political opponents.

 

In November 2020, Dr. Murakhovsky was controversially promoted to regional health minister of Omsk.

 

He was called out on Twitter by Mr. Navalny, 44, who said: ‘You lie, fake test results, are ready to please the bosses in any way – you get an award and a promotion.’ 

 

When Navalny returned to Russia after recovering, he was immediately arrested and jailed in February for parole violations, on what he says were politically motivated charges, and sent to a penal colony.

 

 

 

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