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Manchester City fans assault Aston Villa goalkeeper after victory

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Manchester City has ‘sincerely apologised’ to Aston Villa after fans attacked goalkeeper Robin Olsen post-game

Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen was “assaulted” on the pitch post-game when fans flocked to the field after the victory.

One TV broadcast shows one or more spectators making contact with the goalkeeper’s head, as he was escorted off the field.

Aston Villa’s manager was questioned if his players were safely escorted after the game, where he replied “No is the answer to that, my goalkeeper was attacked”

Olsen also spoke out about the assault that occurred on the pitch invasion at full time. 

“Those idiots who attacked me will not destroy my emotions of todays game”

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Manchester City has formally apologised to Olsen, and the club has launched an immediate investigation.

The individual or individuals will be indefinitely banned from the stadium once identified.

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China hides maskless crowd by editing World Cup broadcast

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China has made an effort to hide the rest of the world from its citizens by editing out crowd scenes from World Cup coverage

A China coverup has come to light as the country attempts to censor its World Cup broadcast.

Protests against China’s strict zero-covid strategy are engulfing its major cities, as Chinese TV feeds are edited to steer clear of crowd scenes.

State television removed camera shots of maskless crowd goers and instead shows closeups of coaches and players.

This has its citizens questioning why the rest of the world is getting on with normality, while they remain under strict lockdown.

The World Cup comes at a turbulent time for China, as millions remain shut away from the rest of the world.

It also comes just weeks after Xi Jinping secured a third term, with many are now demanding an end to his rein.

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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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