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British official is facing scrutiny for offensive LGBTQ+ comments

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British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is under fire for offensive LGBTQ+ comments ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is facing scrutiny for saying LGBTQ+ soccer fans heading to Qatar for the World Cup should be ‘respectful.’

The tournament is set to kick off in a matter of weeks, and has received widespread concerns for being hosted by a country where same-sex relationships are illegal.

Cleverly said when it comes to LGBTQ+ fans attending the World Cup a ‘bit of flex and compromise’ is needed.

Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy has slammed the comments as ‘tone deaf.’

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New British PM Rishi Sunak’s office also responded to the controversial comments saying they wouldn’t expect anyone to compromise who they are to be safe.

He added,”Qatar’s policies are not those of the UK government and not ones that we would endorse.”

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Tech giant could bid for Man Utd

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Apple could be the next owner of English football giant Manchester United.

Reports suggest the American tech giant is considering a billion-dollar bid to take over the club.

It was confirmed earlier this week that the American Glazer family’s ownership of the football club is set to end.

The family sent a note to the New York Stock Exchange saying they’re exploring “strategic alternatives” for the English football club.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is apparently keen to explore opportunities that owning Manchester United could provide, and is weighing up an official bid for the club in the region of $7 billion.

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Japanese fans help clean up Qatar stadium, in pure class act

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In a show of good faith, Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean the stadium

Japanese soccer fans stayed back to clean up the Qatar stadium, where they even had their own plastic bags with them.

The supporters of the Samurai Blue are earning praise for cleaning up their mess after the game.

Japan had a stunning win over Germany in their opening match of the FIFA Men’s World Cup.

It’s become a common sight at some stadiums and events in Japan.

It’s a very common sight, according to one Japanese fan, who says the practice is not unusual.

FIFA has also posted an image from the Japanese change rooms after the game, with no mess in sight.

Japan beat Germany 2 – 1 in the match. They will now take on Costa Rica in Group E.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has played his last Man Utd game

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Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave the club with immediate effect.

The two parties mutually agreed to go their separate ways, in the wake of the 37-year-old’s recent interview with Piers Morgan.

In that interview, Ronaldo criticised the manager for not playing him as often and the club for ‘not evolving’ since returning for his second stint.

Ronaldo has not appeared for the Red Devils since picking up an illness in early November.

United are fifth in the Premier League, with the season taking a break for the World Cup in Qatar.

This all comes in the wake of Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, looking for investors after 17 years of ownership.

It has not yet been revealed whether it will be a full or partial sale of the club, or a strategic partnership.

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