As the Press flock en masse to the news that an Assistant Manager who happens to be Roy Keane has resigned from a club playing terribly, we round up ten stories from sport that are far more important.
1. The World of Sport Mourns Philip Hughes
Tributes continue to poor in for Australian Cricketer Philip Highes who passed away yesterday, two days after a freak accident when he was struck by a ball. Thousands of tweets with the hashtag #PutOutYourBats have flooded Social Media to commemorate the Australian. The tributes haven’t just been confined to the cricketing world or even Sports world. Google updated their homepage for Google Australia to reflect the tragedy.
— We Play (@WePlayCo) November 28, 2014
2. Brendan Rodgers & Liverpool’s Kop-itulation Continues
Brendan Rodgers side conceded a late goal to draw with Ludogorets last night. However Rodgers was unfazed and told RTE he was in fact very pleased with the performance. Worrying news for Liverpool fans when their manager is delighted with conceding a late goal to the second best team in Bulgaria, who many hadn’t heard of three months ago.
Brendan Rodgers post match on RTE: “We were outstanding….the performance was very, very pleasing.” — Bookie Insiders™ (@Bookieinsiders) November 27, 2014
3. Levante & Real Zaragoza Look Set To Be Charged Over Match-Fixing
The Spanish Prosecutor’s Office has stated it’s “possible” charges will be brought forward against both clubs on Monday or Tuesday of next week. The charges relate back to the last game of the 2010-11 season in which the sides faced each other with Real Zaragoza winning 2-1. It is alleged that Levante were paid to lose.
More than thirty people to be charged over notorious Levante-Zaragoza match in 2010/11 http://t.co/d8Nnjkgeod (link in Spanish)
— Justin Horton (@ejhchess) November 28, 2014
4. FIFA Got Torn To Shreds On British TV
‘Have I Got News For You’ have had their say on FIFA. No description needed, just watch the video.
5. Brazil Legend Pele’s Condition Is Improving But Remains Critical
The star and legend of the game was admitted to hospital last week for a urinary infection
6. Formula 1 Axes Season Finale Double Points The controversial double points plan had been unpopular since its inception. Safety Car restarts have also been scrapped.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) November 27, 2014
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