England footballer Declan Rice apologises for pro-IRA Instagram post BelfastTelegraph.co.uk England international footballer Declan Rice has apologised for making a pro-IRA statement on Instagram in 2015. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/england-footballer-declan-rice-apologises-for-proira-instagram-post-37938079.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/article37929665.ece/04f82/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_dfa153f4-532e-436a-af2e-7c08a48b57f5_1 Email England international footballer Declan Rice has apologised for making a pro-IRA statement on Instagram in 2015. Rice released a statement after the post, made when he was 15, resurfaced on social media. The 20-year-old midfielder, who previously represented the Republic of Ireland at senior level before switching to England, could be set to make his debut for his new country when they take on the Czech Republic on Friday. Rice had been eligible to play for Ireland as his grandparents were from … [Read more...] about England footballer Declan Rice apologises for pro-IRA Instagram post
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PUBLISHED: 17:05 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 30 November 2018 Sophie Morton Raheem Sterling with Damary Dawkins and Ronke Oke from the Afro-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT). Picture: ACLT ACLT Not many 12-year-olds can say they have played pool with one of England’s top footballers. Footballer Raheem Sterling plays pool with Damary Dawkins. Picture: ACLTBut Damary Dawkins can add his name to that list after Manchester City star Raheem Sterling visited the young cancer patient in hospital.Damary, who lives in Dagenham, was able to spend time with the midfielder at University College London Hospital yesterday (Thursday).As well as potting a few balls on the pool table, the young footballer - part of Crystal Palace’s elite player development centre - was able to chat to his idol.Sterling, 23, was joined on the visit by his fiancé Paige Milian, while Damary’s parents Nadine and Tony and his sister Ptamone were also present.Damary … [Read more...] about England footballer Raheem Sterling visits Dagenham schoolboy battling leukaemia
FORMER Leeds United ace Tony Dorigo was headbutted in a vicious attack by his girlfriend’s ex-partner. Senior NHS boss Gareth Senior launched the brutal assault in an upmarket Leeds store after he spotted the footie star who also played for England with Claire Joss. The IT manager started an 18-month relationship with Claire Joss in April 2016 after meeting her at work. But the relationship deteriorated after Senior introduced her to Dorigo, 52, who made 171 appearances for Leeds United between 1991 and 1997, at a music festival in Manchester. They broke up shortly before Christmas last year and Senior became suspicious that she had been seeing the former defender, who also had a lengthy spell at Chelsea after friends had told him. He spiralled into a fit of rage when those suspicions were confirmed after spotting the pair in the Victoria Gate store in Leeds, West Yorks - two months after the split. He shoved his love rival into a towel display at The White Company before … [Read more...] about Ex-England footballer Tony Dorigo headbutted by jealous love rival after girlfriend left him for Leeds United legend
A FOOTIE fan has dodged jail after decking a cop, an ex-Prem ref, and a HORSE in the aftermath of England's heartbreaking World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia. Shocking footage shows tanked-up Three Lions fan Scott Spurling, 23, catching police horse Quantock with a savage right hook after a boozy brawl near Bristol. North Somerset Magistrates Court heard how support worker Scott cheered after assaulting the horse - just seconds after punching ex-Premier league referee Ron Glanfield, 57, for trying to break up his fight with ANOTHER man. His rampage was brought to an end when he was arrested by PC Mark Hodder. Spurling - of Weston-Super-Mare - was charged with assaulting a constable for punching the sargent as he was wrestled to the ground. He also admitted assault by beating and causing necessary suffering to a protected animal. Chairman of the bench Adrienne Henderson sentenced Spurling to a ten-week community order and and told him to pay up £500 compensation to Mr Ganfield. … [Read more...] about Shocking moment England football fan punches a police horse after World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia
PAUL Gascoigne has battled with alcohol addiction and mental health issues for more than 20 years, with a number of controversies keeping him in the spotlight even after he retired from football. The troubled ex-England midfielder has been in-and-out of hospital and rehab in a bid to “get free of his demons” - here's the lowdown on the highs and lows of his life... Who is Paul Gascoigne? What is his background? Paul Gascoigne was born May 27, 1967 and is a former England football star. Since he retired, Paul - affectionately known as Gazza - and his public struggle with addiction has made front-page news. But as a talented player, he also adorned the back pages, and has been described as the most naturally-gifted English footballer of his generation. The 51-year-old was born and raised in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, starting his career at Newcastle United as a schoolboy before turning professional with the club in 1985. He had a troubled childhood, and his early … [Read more...] about How old is Paul Gascoigne, what is his net worth, was he unwell on Soccer AM and what controversies has the ex-England footballer caused?