Discrimination Against Sports Stars: Guilty or Not?

Tweet By Jack Roots, Archie Griggs, Cameron Dale, Alex Nicolaou and Toby Oliver Professional sportspeople are constantly subjected to intense scrutiny from the public, pundits and fans. The high-profile nature of the job means that everything they do, even in their private life, is often broadcast to the world for the viewing pleasure of the general public. Recently, some of the world’s biggest stars including Wayne Rooney and Ben Stokes have come under fire for their antics off the field, which can threaten to jeopardise their status as role models…

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Pressure on referees higher than ever says Nigel Owens

Tweet Nigel Owens claims he wouldn’t have made it public knowledge that he is gay during his career if he was a football referee. The 45-year-old said: “It took a long time to decide that I could be myself first of all and it took a long time before I decided to tell people and I still wasn’t sure how people were going to react. “In football, I certainly wouldn’t have done it that early in my career.” Owens states Rugby can’t take the moral high ground as there is an…

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Sussex announce signing of South African All-rounder Van Zyl

Tweet Sussex Cricket have announced the signing of 29-year-old South African all-rounder Stiaan van Zyl on a three-year deal. Van Zyl, born in Cape Town, has played 12 Test matches for his country and made an unbeaten century on debut in 2014. He said: “I am very excited to be joining such a prestigious club as Sussex and can’t wait to be contributing on and off the field, especially with the youngsters coming through. “I look forward to scoring plenty of runs and taking plenty of wickets in the new…

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