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Football News: Review Of The Day 21st October 2019

Review Of The Day 21st October 2019
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Review of the Day

 



Contracts

St Mirren have given young midfielder Cameron MacPherson has signed a new deal running until 2022.

Teenage Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has been tied to the club until 2023.

 


Injury Round-Up

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki has suffered a capsule sprain in his left knee. The Swiss keeper is now a doubt for the Champions League clash with Inter Milan on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule has undergone surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament and faces several months on the sidelines.

 


Championship Matches Marred By Violence And Racist Abuse

Leeds United's rise to second in the Championship with a 1-0 win over Birmingham City was tarnished with ugly scenes as Birmingham fans appeared to clash with stewards and police in the away end and trouble outside the ground. West Yorkshire Police made 11 arrests as several stewards were injured. Bristol City's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Luton Town saw accusations of racist abuse emanating from the Bristol fans, which the Robins have said they are investigating. A Bristol City statement read: "Action will be taken against anyone behaving in a racist manner at a Bristol City match, who has purchased their ticket or season card through the club, as well as reporting them to the relevant authorities. The club are now fully investigating these reports and can assure supporters that appropriate action will be taken."

 


Hearts Look Into Racial Abuse Claims

Heart of Midlothian are looking into claims that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was racially abused during their 1-1 draw with Glaswegians. While Police Scotland are unaware of the incident, a Hearts statement explained: "The club is aware of an incident of alleged racism and is currently investigating it. It goes without saying that Heart of Midlothian Football Club utterly condemns any form of racism and any individuals found guilty of such an offence will face an indefinite ban from Tynecastle Park."

 


Veracruz Go On Strike During Match

Bottom of the Mexican league side Veracruz's players decided to protest over unpaid wages by standing still for the first few minutes of their match with Tigres. Pre-warning Tigres did not prevent them from taking advantage and scoring twice, to the disgust of Veracruz's players. Veracruz defender Carlos Salcido said: "They knew that we were going to stay still for three minutes, it's sad." Tigres' Guido Pizarro failed to see why they were upset, saying: "They told us they were going to stop just for a minute and then it was three. We said we [Tigres] would only stay still for a minute." Tigres won the game 3-1.

 


More Racist Abuse In Italy

Former Leeds United youngster Ronaldo Vieira suffered racist abuse as he played for Sampdoria against AS Roma. The 21 year old was subjected to monkey chants and said: "I heard it but I don't want to talk about it. This happens too often, it shouldn't be this way." AS Roma issued a public apology to Vieira via social media: "AS Roma would like to apologise to Ronaldo Vieira for the racist boos he was subjected to. Roma does not tolerate racism of any kind and the club will support the authorities in identifying and subsequently banning any individuals found guilty of racially abusing the midfielder."

 


Parachutist Gatecrashes Serie A Match

The seven goal thriller between Sassuolo and Inter Milan, which Inter eventually won 4-3, had to be stopped for 2 minutes after a parachutist landed on the pitch. Former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was just about to take a penalty when the incident happened, which he eventually went on to convert to give Inter a 3-1 lead at the time.

Written by Tris Burke October 20 2019 20:25:12

 

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