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Two Tottenham Fans Arrested for Campbell Abuse

portsmouth23Hampshire police have detained two of the sixteen Tottenham fans accused of racist, homophobic chanting directed at Portsmouth defender Sol Campbell during a Sept. 28 match.

Police picked out individual fans from match footage, engaging the public to help identify them.

Campbell has faced similar abuse from Tottenham fans since leaving to join Arsenal on a free-transfer in 2001.

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Time to Ban Joey Barton

joey-bartonJust three matches after Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton returned from a suspension for violent conduct, he finds himself in trouble again.

Aston Villa are investigating an altercation in Monday’s match with Newcastle, following claims that Joey Barton “racially absued” Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor.  They are considering a formal complaint to the Football Association.

Barton clearly cuffed Agbonlahor in the face.  The question is whether he said something abusive, and whether Aston Villa can prove that he did so, a reason they are scouring the tapes of the incident.

The referee did not mention racist intent in the match report.  The FA will take no action, unless Villa follows through with the complaint.

Hopefully, this was a misunderstanding and a case of Barton’s past clouding his present.  However, even if there was no racism, involving himself in an incident like this so soon after his return is incredible.

Fines, suspensions, treatment programs and prison time has done nothing to reform this man’s character.  He’s insecure, immature and a menace to those around him.  He’s had many chances to behave to even the basest level of civility and failed miserably each time.  The FA don’t have the stones to do it, but it’s time to consider a permanent ban.

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Headlines: Madonna Ruining Football Pitches

Madonna ruins a second pitch, this time at Wembley (Daily Mail)

Manchester City to have £100m transfer budget in January? (The Other Football)

MLS player chooses club over country (Soccer by Ives)

England won’t play in Madrid because of racism (BBC Sport)

California Klinsy sees Arsene Wenger’s New Age and Raises Him a Crazy (The Spoiler)

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Headlines: FIFA Cedes High Ground to Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand criticizes FIFA for not dealing with Croatian racism (fourfourtwo)

Arsenal has a thing for St. Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi (arseblog)

But, he may like Barcelona instead (Guardian)

Liverpool owners want Rafa to “prove his worth,” feel no compunction to prove theirs (SoccerLens)

Two and a half hours of training really is too much for Roman Pavlyuchenko (Football365)

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