Manchester City’s Silva handed one-game ban over Mendy tweet

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva has been suspended for one match and fined 50,000 pounds ($63,980) over a Twitter post concerning French team mate Benjamin Mendy, the Football Association (FA) said on Wednesday.Silva was criticised by anti-racism body Kick It Out after posting a message on September 22 comparing Mendy to a chocolate-covered peanut character used in the logo for Conguitos, a confectionary brand popular in Spain and Portugal, before deleting it.“Silva has been suspended for one first team competitive fixture, fined 50,000 pounds and must complete face-to-face education after admitting a breach of FA Rule E3,” the FA said in a statement.The governing body of English soccer added that his social media activity had breached FA Rule E3(1) as it was “insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute”.It also “constituted an “Aggravated Breach”… as it included reference, whether expressed or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin”, the FA added.Premier League champions Manchester City, who are fourth with 25 points from 12 games and trail leaders Liverpool by nine points, next host third-placed Chelsea on November 23.last_img read more

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

first_imgOregon quarterback Marcus Mariota holds the Heisman Trophy after being named college football’s best player during the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Heisman Trust, Kelly Kline) NEW YORK — Marcus Mariota wrote it all down, every word of his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech. It was a good thing, too, because getting through it might have been tougher than sprinting away from linebacker or tossing a long touchdown pass for the Oregon Ducks.The understated star quarterback became Oregon’s first Heisman winner going away Saturday night, capping a three-year climb to college football’s most prestigious individual award.“I’m humbled to be standing here today,” Mariota said moments after he was announced as the winner.Mariota isn’t a bigger talker, but he steadily worked through his speech, thanking his teammates, teachers, friends and his home state of Hawaii. He finally hit a snag when it came time to thank his mother and father. He needed to take two deep breaths and still he got choked up.“I had to give thanks to so many people because where I am today, it’s all do to all those people,” Mariota said later. “It’s hard not to get emotional. It’s been a long journey. My emotions got the best of me.”A pinpoint passer with wide-receiver speed, Mariota came into his junior season as the favorite to win the 80th Heisman and delivered a performance that turned the presentation ceremony at a theater in Times Square into a foregone conclusion.last_img read more