When Barcelona and general football legend Lionel Messi handed in his transfer request on Tuesday, the reaction was huge. "Why?" "Where will he go? How much will he cost?" But it was the next line in the news story that really mattered: "The Argentina international, 33, sent a fax to the club on Tuesday saying he wishes … Continue reading Did Messi really send his Barcelona transfer request by fax?
As the first phase of the inquiry into what happened at Grenfell Tower, Newsbeat meets the boxers at Dale Youth Boxing Gym, which used to be in the basement of Grenfell Tower. Watch the video and listen to the radio piece below. https://twitter.com/BBCNewsbeat/status/1189150890550120449?s=20 https://soundcloud.com/irahmanjones/newsbeat-i-slept-in-the-gym-in-grenfell-tower
The FA "has to modernise itself" to be "fit for purpose for the 21st century," says the chairman of its inclusion advisory board. Paul Elliott says the organisation was "reactive" in the past when it came to dealing with racism complaints, but will now be "proactive". "It can get better," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. … Continue reading Racism in football: FA ‘has to be proactive and modernise’
For the past few months, BBC Newsbeat and the BBC Data Visualisation unit have been working on a big project called Know Your Place. Its main aim is to let under-26s know what their local area is like for things such as rent prices, going out and mental health services. Users can also select their … Continue reading Know Your Place: Local areas ranked for under-26s
Has the football transfer announcement got out of hand? With clubs becoming more and more desperate to make an impact on social media, gone are the days where a player forced a smile, held up a shirt and shook the manager's hand. Now, we're getting elaborate videos - akin to film trailers - before the … Continue reading Football transfer news: How announcements got extravagant
It may still hurt if you're an England fan who thought it should have been the Three Lions playing on Sunday night. But France ended up World Cup winners, beating Croatia 4-2, and celebrated in biblical rains. There were parties in the streets, parties in the parks and parties in the bars. And it didn't take … Continue reading World Cup 2018: French social media’s reaction to being World Champions
"Football's coming home!" It's the chant that makes a resurgence every time England are in a major tournament. You would have heard it sung it in the streets, seen the memes, even Alan Shearer was chanting it on the BBC on Match of the Day after England's penalty delighton Tuesday. For the past few years, the song Three … Continue reading World Cup 2018: How Three Lions is still the definitive England song after 22 years
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Non-league team struggling to get people in for matches? Here's one way you can attract more fans.
There's been a huge amount of coverage over the way NFL stars have been protesting against racial injustice. The protests came after Donald Trump said that players who protested during the anthem should be fired. But before that, female sports stars were already speaking out. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat.