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One arrested for anti-gay abuse at League One match

A footballer in England's third tier reported being subjected to anti-gay abuse from the stands, leading to police making one arrest.

Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop told the referee of the abuse at halftime of the League One soccer game at Tranmere as his team won 2-0.

Tranmere says it is "very disappointed to learn of a homophobic comment made." In a statement, Merseyside Police condemned "abhorrent incidents."

Police Chief Inspector Jason Crellin added that "hate crime has no place in our communities,...

Adebayo Akinfenwa talks FIFA fame, combating racism and Beast Mode State of Mind

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Adebayo Akinfenwa's strength in FIFA has earnt him cult figure status.

Ahead of high-flying Wycombe Wanderers' League One clash against Tranmere Rovers on Sunday, the Chairboys' Anglo-Nigerian striker Adebayo "Beast" Akinfenwa discusses how being the strongest player on FIFA has changed his career, and why combating racism as a youngster in Lithuania transformed the course of his life.

The 37-year-old is still enjoying the Indian summer of a career in which he's become one of the most recognisable faces in English football's lower leagues due to his status as the "strongest...

Cameroonian Manny Monthe's career resurrection a lesson in self-belief

Three years ago, Cameroonian Manny Monthe was playing in the doldrums of Non-League football and on the verge of quitting his career after failing to make the grade in England's professional leagues.

The future had looked bright for Monthe early on in his career, where he showed true potential at the Queens Park Rangers academy, but it was not to last. Now, though, he's a bright light in League one for Tranmere Rovers, who take on Doncaster in Saturday.

The defender endured an extremely frustrating...

English games reporting hate crimes spikes 47%

Juan Mata criticised racist comments aimed at Paul Pogba as "cowardly" in an interview with ESPN's Rob Dawson.
Jadon Sancho has spoken out about the detrimental impact of racism in football, following the abuse given to Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan.

The number of football matches in England and Wales where hate crime incidents were reported increased by 47% in the 2018-19 season, a British government study published on Thursday said.

Although football-related arrests dropped by 10% to 1,381 last season, the number of hate crimes reported increased from incidents in 131 matches the previous season to 193 matches in 2018-19.

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Kwesi Appiah under pressure heading into crunch clash

Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah is under pressure heading into AFC Wimbledon's fixture against key rivals Milton Keynes Dons, which is the pick of the EFL League One's seventh round of matches this weekend.

Appiah may have scored two goals this season (more than any other Wimbledon player) from five appearances, but he has generally been playing poorly and struggling for game time ahead of the visit to Stadium MK in Buckinghamshire for the latest instalment of the intense rivalry between the...