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    ARSENAL icon Edu has revealed he was inspired to speak English after Thierry Henry moaned about him to Robert Pires in the dressing room. The 43-year-old, who is the Gunners' current technical director, joined the North London outfit from Corinthians in January 2001. 3Arsenal technical director Edu has recalled the time Thierry Henry moaned about him in the dressing roomCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd 3Edu and Henry won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups together at HighburyCredit: Reuters Though the player had agreed to make the move to London Colney the previous summer, only for the midfielder to encounter passport problems. He was detained at Heathrow's detention centre for ten hours after arriving into England with a fake Portuguese passport. And after finally linking up with Arsene Wenger's side, Edu encountered problems with the language barrier between him and his team-mates. The former Valencia man has declared it was an incident with Arsenal's all-time top scorer Henry that proved to be his lightbulb movement to learn English. After compatriot Sylvinho departed in the summer of 2001, Edu found an...
    A FUMING Cristiano Ronaldo blasts former Juventus team-mates in extraordinary behind-the-scenes footage. The Portuguese great lost his cool at half-time during Juve’s Champions League last-16 encounter with Porto last season. 4Cristiano Ronaldo rages at Juventus team-mates in the X-rated outburstCredit: Twitter 4Juve were 1-0 down at half-time against PortoCredit: Twitter La discusión que tuvieron Cristiano Ronaldo y Juan Guillermo Cuadrado cuando fueron compañeros en la Juventus ???????? las imágenes corresponden al documental Juventus All or Nothing pic.twitter.com/boPd4JHaLK— Múnera Eastman Radio (@RadioMunera) November 25, 2021 Juventus were clear favourites to progress to the quarter-finals but found themselves 1-0 down at half-time in the second-leg. That made it a 3-1 aggregate advantage to Porto and then-Juve striker Ronaldo wasn’t having any of it. The new documentary ‘All or Nothing: Juventus’ captured a fascinating clash between CR7 and Juan Cuadrado at Allianz Stadium. Ronaldo screamed: "We have to work harder. What the f***! We didn't play at all! Nothing!" Cuadrado then replied: "Don't worry" Ronaldo: "We played s***, always!" Most read in SoccerMAZE RUNNER Watch Gavi shrug off three Benfica players in brilliant...
    LEEDS legend Paul Robinson claims the egos of some Manchester United players including Cristiano Ronaldo are to blame for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer losing his job. Solskjaer was given the boot by United on the weekend after a series of losses were topped by a dismal 4-1 defeat at the hands of Watford. Rex 2 Robinson believes Ronaldo and fellow Portuguese countryman Fernandes’ grip on the dressing room essentially cost Solskjaer his job Reuters 2 He also called out Cavani and Pogba who also allegedly have a say in what goes down at Old Trafford But Robinson thinks United’s top stars who have been awful recently, cost the Norwegian his job at Old Trafford. The 42-year-old retired goalkeeper reckons Solskjaer faced an uphill battle trying to rein in a culmination of egos in the United dressing room which he ultimately lost. Talking to Football Insider, he said: “There is a lot of ego and attitude” causing problems in the Old Trafford dressing room. “The big players have been just awful for a number of weeks now. “That is why...
    SAN JOSE – Sharks singer Jonathan Dahlen was injured in the first period of Saturday’s game with the Washington Capitals at SAP Center. Dahlen was trying to control the puck behind the Capitals’ net when he was bumped by Washington defenseman John Carlson. Just a second later, Dahlen clutched his left shoulder and grabbed onto the back of the Washington net for support. With the play having moved up the ice, Dahlen then headed straight to the Sharks’ bench and retreated to the team’s dressing room. Play was blown dead with 6:39 left in the period. Dahlen, a rookie, came into Saturday with nine points in 15 games and has been on the Sharks’ top line with Logan Couture since the start of training camp in September. Dahlen’s also been a fixture on the Sharks’ power play and is averaging 14:38 of ice time per game. Dahlen off to the dressing room, holding his shoulder. #SJSharks #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/t8XNlm94Us — TEAL TOWN USA – A San Jose Sharks Podcast (@TEALTOWNUSA) November 21, 2021 ...
    An Ashburn, Virginia, man is accused of taking pictures of women, and a girl, in a dressing room in Leesburg. Ali Panahi is being held without bond. (Courtesy Leesburg Police Department) Ali Panahi, 21, was taken into custody on Aug. 20 after the Leesburg police got a report that someone was taking pictures of a woman under a dressing room divider at the Marshalls on Fort Evans Road Northeast, authorities said in a statement. When the police got there and detained Panahi, they found more pictures of other women and an underage girl, they said. Panahi has been charged with one felony count of unlawful creation of an image of a minor, two counts of unlawful creation of an image of another, and one count of attempted unlawful creation of an image of another. The Leesburg police are asking anyone with more information to call them at 703-771-4500 or email mkadric@leesburgva.gov. If you want to be anonymous, you can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and beginning your message...
    DANI ALVES has given a passionate speech to the Barcelona dressing room after making an astonishing return to the club. The 38-year-old's startling Nou Camp comeback was confirmed earlier this week, with the Brazilian agreeing to be paid just ONE EURO per month. 2Alves returned to the Barcelona dressing room for the first time in five yearsCredit: Twitter / @FCBarcelona_es 2He got the dressing room going with a rousing speech to his new team-matesCredit: Twitter / @FCBarcelona_es And upon his return to the Barcelona dressing room, Alves was quick to energise his team-mates with some spine-tingling words of wisdom. As reported by Mundo Deportivo, he said: "It is a pleasure to be here after such a long time. To return here is an honour, a pleasure. "To be able to share with you again. I come to learn from you, now the new world. But from the old one, I want to convey one thing: to know what it represents - this club and this shirt. "I have been abroad and this is the best place to do great things,...
    HOLLAND celebrated reaching the World Cup in style as they partied in their dressing room after clinching a place at the finals on Tuesday night. The Dutch booked their ticket to Qatar with a 2-0 victory over Norway as goals from Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay gave them the crucial win. 4The Dutch celebrated reaching the World Cup for the first time since 2014Credit: Instagram / @onsoranje 4The players were celebrating jubilantly in the dressing room after their winCredit: Instagram / @onsoranje 4Van Dijk looked thrilled to have reached the World Cup for the first timeCredit: Instagram / @onsoranje 4Van Gaal was front and centre for the celebratory pictures despite being in his wheelchairCredit: Instagram / @onsoranje And one man who was over the moon to have qualified was Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk as he sang and danced with the rest of his squad. The 30-year-old celebrated making his FIRST international tournament with his country. This is because Holland failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup before the defender then went on to miss out on this summer's...
    FANS were left gobsmacked by the stacks of pizza boxes in the England dressing room after last night's record-breaking 10-0 win in San Marino. In a video posted to the official England Instagram last night, mountains of pizzas can be spotted in the background as Gareth Southgate addresses his players. 3Gareth Southgate congratulated Crystal Palace loanee Conor Gallagher on his first England capCredit: Instagram @England The England boss was awarding debutants Aaron Ramsdale and Conor Gallagher their first caps, but fans couldn't help but notice the insane amount of pizzas. One fan commented: "Is it me. Or is that a stack of pizza boxes for the boys? ????" Another added: "Lots of Pizza ????????" Comedian and former Soccer AM presenter Lloyd Griffith jokingly commented: "Any info on the pizza?" While @nv_gv19 also chipped in, saying: "They have got enough pizza to feed the whole of San Marino." Harry Kane had a record-breaking nigh by scoring his second England hat-trick in a row, as well as becoming the first player to net four in one match since 1993....
    MANCHESTER UNITED superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be the factor that "makes or breaks" under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. That is according to former England manager Steve McClaren, who was Sir Alex Ferguson's assistant in 1999 when United won their historic treble. 2Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo can make or break Ole Gunnar SolskjaerCredit: Getty 2Steve McClaren believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to properly handle Cristiano RonaldoCredit: Pro Sports Images McClaren hailed Solskjaer's summer transfer business and is especially impressed with the arrival of Raphael Varane as well as Ronaldo's return as they are "serial winners". But the ex-Newcastle boss warned the Norwegian head coach that he needs to find a way to properly handle the five-time Ballon d'Or winner as he is the main factor that will determine if he succeeds or fails. The Portugal international has been highly influential with nine goals in 13 matches across all competitions but that hasn't been enough to help under-pressure Solskjaer, who has only won five out of 11 league matches. McClaren said on the McClaren Performance podcast: "I think what they’ve done...
    LIONEL MESSI and Sergio Ramos are 'not great friends' in the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room following their years of competing in Spain, according to reports. Former Barcelona star Messi and ex-Real Madrid man Ramos both arrived at the Ligue 1 giants in the summer. 2Messi and Ramos both joined PSG in the summerCredit: Getty 2The pair had been involved in several heated El Clasicos over the yearsCredit: AP:Associated Press But they have reportedly not yet been able to quash the rivalry they had for one another when facing off in El Clasicos. Speaking about their fractured relationship, a source told L'Equipe: "You can't erase 10 years of Clasicos just like that." It has been reported that the pair are 'cordial' but have not struck up a friendship in the French capital. Messi's closest friends in the squad are said to be compatriots Leandro Paredes and Angel di Maria. The Argentine is also close with former Barca teammate Neymar who joined PSG from Barca in 2017. Messi has played eight times for PSG so far this season, scoring three goals for Mauricio Pochettino's...
    BARCELONA’S squad have reportedly ‘turned on Philippe Coutinho over his attitude problem’ following the controversy against Celta Vigo. The Brazilian was summoned from the bench and looked set to replace the injured Ansu Fati with his team three up in what turned out to be a 3-3 draw in LaLiga. 2Coutinho was allegedly snubbed after a poor warm-up during the clash with Celta VigoCredit: Movistar 2The Brazilian has hit back at reports over his attitudeCredit: Rex However, he was believed to have been snubbed by stand-in boss Sergi Barjuan due to his 'poor attitude' while warming-up. Fati went down injured just before half-time and Barjuan signalled to the former Liverpool man to get ready. But the cameras caught the 29-year-old's somewhat lackadaisical approach to the warm-up which angered his temporary boss, according to Sport. The Spanish outlet described Coutinho's approach as 'excessive laziness' as he slumped down the line. Now Mundo Deportivo is claiming that the rest of Barcelona's locker room is fed up with the club-record signing’s attitude. And the former Liverpool playmaker’s conduct is also allegedly becoming an...
    MANCHESTER UNITED keeper David dea Gea PUNCHED the players' tunnel after a horror error in their derby defeat to big rivals City. The Spaniard was in inspired form for most of the first half, making a number of world class saves as Manchester City completely dominated. 2David De Gea took his frustration out on the player's tunnel at half-timeCredit: https://twitter.com/DevilsOfUnited/status/1457022741681524741 2De Gea was having a good game before his big blunderCredit: https://twitter.com/DevilsOfUnited/status/1457022741681524741 But on the stroke of half-time, with his team already 1-0 down after Eric Bailly fired into his own net, things took a terrible turn for De Gea. Joao Cancelo swung a beautiful ball into the back post, and seemingly from too-tight an angle, Bernardo Silva toe-poked towards goal. The ball hit De Gea and ended up in the back of the net. De Gea clearly felt he should have done better, as he screamed to the high heavens. Luke Shaw was also culpable in some part too, hardly making an effort to hassle Silva out of it. The half-time whistle blew not long after, with De...
    JOSE MOURINHO poked fun at his dressing room ban by eating his dinner off the floor outside Cagliari's stadium. The Roma boss was barred from entering the visiting dressing room at the Sardegna Arena following his dismissal against Napoli 2Jose Mourinho was seen enjoying a meal on the steps outside Cagliari's stadiumCredit: Instagram @josemourinho 2Mourinho found himself in the uncompromising position following a dressing room ban he picked up when Roma faced NapoliCredit: Getty Tempers flared in last Sunday's 0-0 draw between Roma and a passionate Mourinho was shown a red card for his misdemeanours. And then the ex-Manchester United boss got escorted from the pitch for sarcastically applauding officials for his sending off, resulting in his ban against Cagliari. While Roma romped to a 2-1 victory over the Serie A minnows, Mourinho spent his time casually indulging in food from a silver container with a can of Coke to wash it down. The food and result seemed to go down well with Mourinho, who was dressed in a black body warmer and white Adidas trainers, and he spoke about...
    JOSE MOURINHO poked fun at his dressing room ban by eating his dinner off the floor outside Cagliari's stadium. The Roma boss was barred from entering the visiting dressing room at the Sardegna Arena following his dismissal against Napoli 2Jose Mourinho was seen enjoying a meal on the steps outside Cagliari's stadiumCredit: Instagram @josemourinho 2Mourinho found himself in the uncompromising position following a dressing room ban he picked up when Roma faced NapoliCredit: Getty Tempers flared in last Sunday's 0-0 draw between Roma and a passionate Mourinho was shown a red card for his misdemeanours. And then the ex-Manchester United boss got escorted from the pitch for sarcastically applauding officials for his sending off, resulting in his ban against Cagliari. While Roma romped to a 2-1 victory over the Serie A minnows, Mourinho spent his time casually indulging in food from a silver container with a can of Coke to wash it down. The food and result seemed to go down well with Mourinho, who was dressed in a black body warmer and white Adidas trainers, and he spoke about...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO is reportedly holding Manchester United’s dressing room together. Manchester Evening News claims Ronnie is urging fellow stars not to down tools as pressure grows on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. 1Cristiano Ronaldo is urging Man Utd teammates to keep the faith with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerCredit: Getty The Norwegian will keep his job to lead United out against Tottenham this weekend. But his decisions have reportedly been attacked by players in clear-the-air meetings after Sunday’s 5-0 defeat to Liverpool. Disgruntled stars first made their feelings known after the 4-2 loss to Leicester. But the Liverpool game has opened up a whole can of worms. And Ronaldo is apparently trying to keep the peace so United can get back on track this weekend. He believes the Red Devils can beat Nuno Espirito Santo’s side if they all pull in the right direction. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST Pogba-Solskjaer snub EXCLUSIVE, Conte wants United job but board 'not keen'COURT OUT Ronaldo ordered to tear down 'illegal' tennis court & extension at £2.3m mansionCOURAGEOUS CAVALLO Brave Aussie player Josh Cavallo comes out...
    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER issued a passionate rallying cry to his beleaguered Manchester United flops on Sunday. The Red Devils were humiliated 5-0 by fiercest rivals Liverpool in their own back yard on Sunday. 1Solskjaer issued a passionate rallying cry to his troops after the 5-0 mauling at home to LiverpoolCredit: PA Solskjaer, 48, is now clinging to his job - with reports claiming the Norwegian could be sacked BEFORE Saturday's game at Tottenham. But the former Cardiff chief is in no mood to roll over and is claimed to have tried to hype up his flops after the heavy defeat. Solskjaer held a meeting after the crushing loss where he begged his United players to fight. A club source told the Daily Mail: "It was made clear to the players that they all, including the manager, would get battered this week. "But the message was that the team either fights each other or fight back together." Man Utd's flops were held behind at Old Trafford for TWO HOURS after the staggering, record-breaking defeat. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST United 'consider SACKING...
    OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER reportedly kept his Manchester United players in the dressing room for TWO HOURS after their thrashing at home to Liverpool. The Red Devils were humiliated in front of their own fans at Old Trafford as Jurgen Klopp's side demolished them 5-0. 2Solskjaer was left devastated following the resultCredit: Getty 2The Manchester United players were 4-0 down by half timeCredit: Getty Solskjaer has come in for a huge amount of criticism following the horror show on Sunday evening, a result which leaves Man Utd without a win in four Premier League games. And now, it is being reported that the club are considering axing him before the Tottenham game on Saturday. But in a bid to get the seriousness of his message across after the Liverpool defeat, Manchester Evening News are reporting that he kept the players in the dressing room for two hours in a bid to make them understand the magnitude of the loss. However, when speaking to the press Solskjaer remained optimistic that he is making progress with the squad. He said: "I do believe in...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO failed to adhere to Juventus' core values during his three years with the club, according to reports. The Portuguese forward was prolific in Italy, scoring 101 goals for the Old Lady. 2Cristiano Ronaldo has been talked about by his former Juve team-mates this weekCredit: Getty 2Chiellini and Bonucci have lifted the lid on Ronaldo's influence at JuveCredit: Rex But a damning report claims that Ronaldo spoiled the unity of the squad by being treated differently. According to Tuttosport, CR7 'crumbled' the most important values of the Juve dressing room. They claim that the Italian giants value 'equality, unity and humility'. But Ronaldo spoiled those values, inevitably having a ripple effect on Juventus' tight-knit squad. The club's previous big names forwards including the likes of Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain adhered to the laws of the dressing room, also putting in hard work defensively for the team. But Ronaldo reportedly played by different rules and 'was never part of the pack'. Most read in SoccerGossipFRIENDS REUNITED Messi could FINALLY play club football with Aguero as PSG eye swap dealPicturedCUDDLED...
    ARSENAL have unveiled their new-look tunnel and dressing room after it underwent a refurbishment. The Gunners had three weeks to complete the new designs between the matches against Tottenham and Crystal Palace. 4Arsenal's changing room displays the words 'We are the Arsenal' 4The famous club motto 'Victory through harmony' is also splashed across the walls 4Arsenal completed the refurbishment before the Crystal Palace match Now there is a modern look around the Emirates, bearing Arsenal's traditional red and white colours. The club have also made effective use of LED lighting, with the changing room perimeter glowing red. The floor of the changing room displays a huge Arsenal badge, while the wall reads: "We are the Arsenal." There are more words of motivation for Arsenal players to look at before heading out onto the pitch. Lining the players tunnel is a red wall with white lighting, bearing the words "Victory through harmony." The motto is a key part of Arsenal's history, first produced by former programme writer Harry Homer in the 1947-48 season. Most read in Premier LeagueLive BlogUNITED LATEST Rashford...
    MANCHESTER UNITED'S dressing room morale is at a 'new low', according to reports. The club are in a pivotal moment of the season with form collapsing and a number of crunch games coming up. 2The mood within the Manchester United camp is said to have hit a 'new low'Credit: Getty 2Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still has the backing of the Red Devils boardCredit: AFP United have lost four of their last seven games, including on Saturday away at Leicester. And according to The Times, the players are in a rut and 'concerned' about the atmosphere within the camp. Pressure is mounting on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He kept his players in the dressing room for 45 minutes after full-time at the King Power as they slipped to sixth, five points off leaders Chelsea with eight games played. Reports suggest the Norwegian is privately unhappy the club failed to sign a new midfielder this summer. But despite growing frustrations among fans and calls for him to be axed, United are backing their boss. MOST WANTED Gabby Petito's family think her fiancé...
    JAMAAL LASCELLES and Isaac Hayden had to be separated by Newcastle staff after a furious bust-up, according to reports. The team-mates - who both played the full 90 minutes - are understood to have gone head to head in the tunnel area following Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Tottenham. 2Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles had to be held back by staff following a tunnel row with team-mate Isaac HaydenCredit: AFP 2Isaac Hayden played a full 90 minutes in the defeat to TottenhamCredit: Getty According to the Daily Mail, a shoving match unfolded as the club captain, 27, and ex-Arsenal midfielder, 26, made their way back to the dressing room. And it needed backroom staff members to jump in and cool things down. The incident comes a month after a number of Newcastle's Under-23s players were involved in a huge bar brawl which left some with facial injuries. The report also adds that some players displayed frustration at Steve Bruce's tactics in the dressing room. Bruce's job continues to hang by a thread with the new owners expected to wield...
    MANCHESTER UNITED'S 2008 Champions League winners banter 'every two minutes' in a WhatsApp group they set up to keep their good times alive. Old Trafford legend Patrice Evra hailed the all-time great United team, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney, as a 'family' full of laughter. 2Man Utd completed a Premier League and European double by beating Chelsea in a Champions League final shootoutCredit: AFP - Getty 2Patrice Evra, seen playing for the Soccer Aid XI, reveals Man Utd's class of 2008 swap regular messages in their chat groupCredit: Getty The ex-France left-back revealed Rio Ferdinand put the chat group together, containing most of the players who won the Premier League three times in a row from 2006 to 2009. Nemaja Vidic, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Carlos Tevez were amongst its world-class stars - in possibly the closest United have come to a Galacticos XI. And Evra told Amazon Prime Video's winter sports schedule launch: "For many players, when they retire, what we miss the most is the dressing room.  "All the banter, all the stories. Everything happens inside. “I spoke with...
    DAVID BECKHAM was once subjected to something even more serious than the infamous Sir Alex Ferguson hairdryer treatment. The Manchester United legend has revealed how Fergie made him SHAVE his head after reacting with fury to his iconic mohawk hairstyle. 3David Beckham also sported the hairstyle on England dutyCredit: PA 3Sir Alex Ferguson was not impressed by Becks' hairstyleCredit: Getty - Contributor Becks got the trim ahead of the 2000-01 season opener against Chelsea at Wembley. He was so scared of what his boss would think he hid it under a beanie hat before kick-off - but the disguise wasn’t enough to save the style. Becks explained in new book Fergie: Under The Hairdryer: “Before the 2000 Charity Shield at Wembley against Chelsea I decided to have a change of hairstyle. I went for a mohawk, which I knew wouldn’t be to his taste. “In the end, I was too scared to let him see it, so the day before the game I went into training with a beanie hat on, trained in the beanie, walked back into the hotel...
    Abington Township police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man who was seen filming a woman changing in a mall dressing room. The young woman was trying on clothes in an unidentified store in the Willow Grove Park Mall on Aug. 29 when she noticed someone filming her under the door with a camera, according to Abington Township police. The man fled the area after the woman informed store employees. He was spotted driving a newer model white Volkswagen Golf or GTI model with a roof rack, police said. Additional security footage showed the same suspect attempting to take upskirt videos of other women in the mall, police said. The suspect was described by police as a White or Hispanic male in his thirties.  He was wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, and black sneakers.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abington Township police Detective Sgt. Shawn Nisbet at 267-536-1111.
    THEY were key figures in one of the most successful Manchester United sides of the Sir Alex Ferguson era. But Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic did not always see eye to eye - despite winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League together. 3Patrice Evra moved to Old Trafford from Monaco in 2006Credit: Mark Robinson - The Sun 3Nemanja Vidic moved the same year from Spartak MoscowCredit: Action Images - Reuters Things got so bad between the defenders that Fergie was forced to shift Rio Ferdinand to left-sided centre-back to separate them. Speaking to the Red Devils’ official website, Evra revealed the three-month feud between them threatened to destabilise the dressing room. Evra said: “We had a fight, me and (Vidic), and didn't speak for three months. “We played together and we didn't even say a word. I never told him to go left or go right. He was the same. Ferguson had to swap Rio Ferdinand to play on the left side with me. “It was like that for three months until, after a game, I remember he...
    STEVE BRUCE once had his mobile phone smashed by Sir Alex Ferguson after a phone call from his SICK WIFE interrupted his half-time team talk. The ex-Manchester United centre-back was on the receiving end of one of the Scotsman's dressing room rants during a clash from the 1990s. 2Steve Bruce won three Premier League titles for Manchester United under Sir Alex FergusonCredit: Rex Features Former Red Devils full-back Paul Parker has revealed how Fergie was left scathing with his players following a poor first half showing. And he was then sent into a fit of anger after Bruce's phone went off mid-rant - leaving the United squad with their hearts in their mouths. Recalling the incident, Parker told the Mirror: "I’ll never forget the time Alex ended up smashing Steve’s mobile phone, which happened to go off at half-time leaving the manager in a rage. "Steve had left his phone on because his wife Janet was in hospital with a back problem and he was waiting for an update on how she was doing. “The first half of a game...
    A transgender cast member of the hit musical Hamilton—which has been widely held up as a champion of diversity—alleges they were harassed by other performers and ultimately booted from the production after requesting a gender-neutral dressing room. Suni Reid, a Black trans performer, made the damning claims in a federal civil rights complaint filed Wednesday against the musical’s parent company, outlining how they were allegedly harassed and retaliated against while working on the Los Angeles production. Reid says they repeatedly faced discrimination from other cast and crew members—including a performer who told them to “pray the gay away”—were purposely misgendered, and physically threatened while in the men’s dressing room. They complained to management multiple times, but nothing was done, according to the filing with the ​​U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Eventually, Reid took to social media to speak out about their experience with the majority white production team. Michele Large, Reid’s agent, also contacted Hamilton management and wrote to them that “living one’s life in accordance with one’s gender identity is often critical to mental health.” She continued, “Suni feels...
    A transgender actor blasted hit show Hamilton over claims producers fired them for requesting a gender-neutral dressing room at an LA production of the musical.  Suni Reid, who uses they/them pronouns, filed a complaint with California's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Wednesday after claiming they'd been dismissed over the request in June this year.  His complaint alleges that the Eliza Tour, which is the name of Hamilton's Los Angeles production, offered to cordon or curtain-off an area of the main dressing room, and that he was removed from the cast list on saying such an arrangement was unsuitable.  Reid - whose complaint is a precursor to a lawsuit, and who uses the gender-neutral title Mx., - says he was 'retaliated against after making what would be considered a 'legally protected request'. 'Unfortunately, during Mx. Reid's years with the show, which purports to be an icon of diversity, they have experienced frequent incidents of discrimination and harassment from cast members and management of Hamilton based upon their race, sexual orientation/LGBTQ+ status, gender, and gender identity,' the complaint alleges.  'Although the vast majority...
    MARTIN ODEGAARD claims it's "nice and easy to thrive" at Arsenal - after "tough periods" at Real Madrid. The playmaker hailed the Gunners' "positive" dressing room after he helped Mikel Arteta's men turn around a dreadful start to the season. 2Martin Odegaard feels more relaxed at Arsenal than at Real MadridCredit: Getty 2Midfielder Martin Odegaard says difficult times at Real Madrid made him strongerCredit: Rex The Norway superstar, 22, has settled down well since signing permanently in the summer following a mixed loan spell last term. And he loves life at the Emirates - as part of a "large" dressing room. Odegaard spent six frustrating years at the Bernabeu after arriving from Strømsgodset as a wonderkid. And he told TV2: “Of course, there were many tough periods. I experienced a lot with both the first team and the second team. “I have been close to the best and biggest. It made me stronger. I feel I have grown a lot on it. “There were some tough periods, but also a lot of good that I have experienced.  "Being so close to the best in the...
    STRICTLY star John Whaite gave fans a sneak peek at the set of Netflix's The Crown from his dressing room window. The chef's view at Elstree Studios looks directly onto the award-winning royal drama, with its huge green screens and trailers. 3John Whaite revealed his unique dressing room view 3It overlooks the set of The Crown 3There is a huge green screen for CGI Panning across the set, John, dressed in a black vest, said: "How cool is that?" He added: "I might start waiting around to see if I can see Imelda Staunton and say 'I didn't like you in Harry Potter because you were evil'." Imelda will play Queen Elizabeth II in the upcoming fifth series taking over from Olivia Colman, who recently won an Emmy for the portrayal. The penultimate instalment covers the darkest years of the Queen's life, with the separation two of her sons from their wives, the great fire at Windsor Castle and the controversy surrounding the death of Princess Diana. The Sun revealed two years ago how the sought-after role was going to...
    IT DIDN’T take long for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United to become the target of the TV pundits once again. His old team-mate Gary Neville was at it on Sky once more claiming Solskjaer is under pressure now to deliver silverware this season or next after more back in the transfer market. 2Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his Manchester United charges He has also claimed in the wake of United’s 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday that the team under Solskjaer is lacking a clear style of play. But having been used to Neville’s forthright views as a team-mate, Solskjaer was once again happy to handle the flack ahead of their Champions League game at home to Villarreal. Solskjaer said: “He always has a lot to say, even when I was sat next to him in the dressing room. “Yes I've been backed, the backing I have got says to me we are sticking to a plan - but we are in a results business. Expectations have improved with our signings. “The pressure is a privilege. To work in this...
    EDDIE HEARN gave fans an inside tour of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before Anthony Joshua fights Oleksandr Usyk. AJ will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against mandatory challenger Usyk on Saturday in front of a sell out crowd of over 70,000. 6Eddie Hearn gave fans an inside tour of the Tottenham Hotspur StadiumCredit: Instagram @eddiehearn 6Inside Tottenham's home dressing roomCredit: Instagram @eddiehearn 6This is where both boxers will make their ring walksCredit: Instagram @eddiehearn 6Eddie Hearn revealed the Tottenham tunnelCredit: Instagram @eddiehearn And promoter Hearn gave a glimpse of where AJ will warm up, in Spurs' home dressing room, and how both boxers will make their ring walks. He said on Instagram Live: "Thought I'd just come on, just to get you a little bit excited what's to go down on Saturday night. "The world, the unified world heavyweight championship, AJ against Usyk, here at the unbelievable Tottenham stadium." Hearn then headed into Spurs' home dressing room, where the players shirts are still hung up. He added: "In here, the final preparations...
    An accused Peeping Tom admitted to illegally recording videos in dressing rooms inside the clothing store he worked at in a Westchester mall. Heriberto Polanco, age 27, pleaded guilty to unlawful surveillance this week for secretly recording women in dressing rooms while he worked at Forever 21 at the Cross County Center in Yonkers. Polanco, a Bronx resident, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of unlawful surveillance.  As part of his plea agreement, Polanco will avoid jail time, and instead receive probationary supervision with sex offender specific conditions. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said that on Aug. 28, 2019, a customer was trying on clothes in a fitting room at Forever 21 when she found a cell phone resting on a sneaker outside the room with the camera lens aimed directly at her. The girl began screaming and calling for her 13-year-old sister, who had been waiting just outside the dressing rooms, the district attorney's office said. Her sister saw a man, later identified as Polanco, running out of the...
    SERGI ROBERTO reportedly burst into tears in the Barcelona dressing room after fans booed him during their defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday. The Catalans were thumped 3-0 at the Nou Camp and large sections of the 40,000 crowd singled out the midfielder for his performance. 2Sergio Roberto was in tears in Barcelona's dressing room after their 3-0 defeat to Bayern MunichCredit: EPA Bayern - who beat Barcelona 8-2 when they last met - ran riot once again to embarrass the hosts in their own back yard. The home supporters vented their frustration on Roberto, one of 16 who featured for Barca on the night. Roberto played right-midfield rather than his usual centre-mid slot for the Champions League clash. But despite the switch, fans did not cut him much slack before he was replaced by Yusuf Demir on 59 minutes. The crowd dissent started with mild whistles towards the 29-year-old but his every touched was being loudly booed by the end of his game. And it affected him so much, he was in floods of tears in the dressing room afterwards, according...
    BEN CHILWELL will be reminded of better times when the biggest club tournament in world football resumes tonight. The last time the Chelsea defender kicked a ball in a competitive game was also the high point of his career when he won it back in May. 3Ben Chilwell tasted Champions League glory with Chelsea in MayCredit: The Sun From Champions League winner to bystander for England at the Euros and now on the bench without a look in as the new season gathers pace. Boss Thomas Tuchel has held talks with his £50million left back and revealed that Chillwell’s mood darkened as the summer wore on and the glow of victory faded. Chilwell is yet to play a single minute of any game for Chelsea or England since that memorable night against Manchester City in Portugal on May 29. But as the calendar rolls on and European football arrives there is a glimmer of hope that he might finally be seen back on the pitch. Tuchel said: “It has been difficult for him, absolutely. It’s pretty normal.  “He came from...
    US Open champion Emma Raducanu has joked how her first goal at the Grand Slam was to win enough money to replace her lost Airpods. The 18-year-old became the first ever qualifier to win the competition at Flushing Meadows, with her victory over Leylah Fernandez earning her a huge £1.8million in prize money.  But making a big dent in that pay cheque was far from Raducanu's thoughts after the match. US Open champion Emma Raducanu has joked how her first goal at the Grand Slam was to win enough money to replace her lost Airpods The British teenager joked replacing her Airpods had become a running joke with her team RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next When champion met future champion! Fresh footage shows Emma... How Emma's tears turned her into a US Open champion:... Emma Raducanu 'shocked' by US Open glory as British teen... Beaten US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez beautifully pays... Share this article Share 'There's a running joke in my team because before my...
    ASHLEY COLE has revealed he was involved in a major dressing room bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic during his time at LA Galaxy. The ex-Chelsea defender joined the American outfit in 2016 and was joined by the Swedish striker two years later. 2Ibrahimovic and Cole were teammates in AmericaCredit: AFP or licensors 2Cole is currently assistant coach of England U21sCredit: Getty But things did not always go to plan between Cole and Ibrahimovic as the former Manchester United and Barcelona forward's personality often rubbed his teammate up the wrong way. Cole told A League of their Own: "He has two personalities, with us in the dressing room he was brilliant, quiet, very humble but for the media he was God. "He had moments where he would come in the dressing room and really let people know about their 's*** touch, can't run, you're slow', but in front of the media his persona changed." Cole was then asked directly whether Ibra had ever confronted him. To which he added: "He tried to once, he did throw his hands in the air. "And...
    Dustin Poirier with Dana White in the UFC Octagon Dustin Poirier was in Jake Paul’s locker room after he defeated Tyron Woodley in his boxing match. When this news came to light, many UFC fans have called him a traitor, pointing out that this confrontation was boxing against mixed martial arts. That is why many did not like to see the fighter supporting the boxer and there are those who have called him a traitor. This is how a famous Obi-Wan Kenobi meme has been running around the internet: Dustin Poirier explains But “The Diamond” wanted to explain with this answer the same meme on Twitter: Notice «I went to wish you both luck«. An explanation that anyone can understand but does not quite convince many who do not understand why he would want to wish Paul luck. Yes to Woodley because they have shared a company for many years but not to his opponent. Anyway, Dustin Poirier was with both of them and he is not hiding. It’s also not something that can be given much thought, but...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO is the only player apart from Lionel Messi who could have elevated Manchester United to title contenders, Graeme Souness claims. Souey reckons returning hero Ron can transform United's attitude as well ability on and off the pitch as he is "on another planet". 3signing Cristiano Ronaldo has upgraded Man Utd to title contenders, according to former Liverpool hardman Graeme SounessCredit: Rex 3Sky sports pundit Graeme Souness believes Cristiano Ronaldo will show Man Utd superstars they can dstill learn a thing or two United stunned the football world by pouncing for the Juventus superstar on Friday after PSG and then Manchester City seemed favourites to sign the 36-year-old And Liverpool legend Souness believes Ron will "make the difference" in tight games after United wer frustrated by 11 draws in finishing second last season, 12 points behind neighbours City. Ex-Scotland midfielder Souey told Sky Sports:  "I think there's two, three or four players in Man United's dressing room that need him. "Only him or (Lionel) Messi coming into the dressing room would make them up their game. "Some players in that dressing room feel they've...
    The Rayados de Monterrey tied one goal against The Cruz Azul Machine in the match on matchday 5 of Opening 2021 of Liga MX in the Azteca Stadium with a lot of arbitration controversy where there were several decisions that could harm Javier Aguirre’s team, who did not say much about that issue at the press conference at the end of the game. However, according to information from Sandcadilla’s column, ‘Vasco’ Aguirre, along with Duilio Davino, Rayados’ sports director, would have gone down at the end of the match against Cruz Azul to the referee’s dressing room to claim his job at the mourning for several decisions where the royal team felt harmed. Read also: Liga MX: Rayados de Monterrey recovers a key piece for the match against Chivas As detailed in the information, it is not known exactly what Aguirre told the refereeing body after the end of the match, but he would have done much more show than the one he showed at the press conference at the end of the match against Cruz Azul,...
    . Migbelis Castellanos makes an announcement about the new season of Nuestra Belleza Latina The countdown has already begun for the return of Nuestra Belleza Latina to television, after almost three years of absence, and while the expectations of the fans of the contest grow to meet the candidates and all the details, Migbelis Castellanos gave a taste of the show . The current Nuestra Belleza Latina, who was crowned the winner of the Univisión show in 2018, and who will deliver her title to the show’s 12th queen, shared an image of what her place will be in the competition. The Venezuelan queen took advantage of her Instagram stories to hang a photograph, with which she gave a “look” of what her personal physical space will be like in the show, where she will be, fix herself and rest when the recordings are very extensive. “My dressing room ready. Waiting for September to begin Nuestra Belleza Latina ”, was the comment with which Migbelis accompanied the image of her dressing room, where she...
        MANCHESTER UNITED have unveiled new away dressing rooms amid a £20milion revamp that the Glazers promise is just the start. Old Trafford chiefs say a whole range of upgraded facilities are ON TOP of a £100m spree co-chairman Joel Glazer pledged at a fans' forum in June. 2Old Trafford's impressive new away dressing room is now fully up and runningCredit: Sky Sports 2Old Trafford chiefs spent around £20m on the revamp of many facilitiesCredit: Sky Sports Away teams used a temporary structure last season because of Covid-19 rules. But now visitors have a larger changing room on the other side of the player tunnel. Sky Sports showed the tunnel itself has improved media facilities, mainly for post-match interviews. New provision for disabled supporters is also set to open soon, meaning hundreds more wheelchair spaces and amenity seats. These are in the red and black concourse at the back of the Stretford End and other parts of the 76,000-capacity stadium. On the pitch, most of the summer spending came on  £77m England attacker Jadon Sancho and  £42m France centre-back Raphael Varane. But around the pitch investment...
    Mbappé would keep his desire to go to Real Madrid, but next season. Photo: Bertrand Guay / . / . Everything indicates that we are close to knowing the outcome of one of the novels of the transfer market: the future of Kylian Mbappé. The Frenchman would have already informed his closest circle that he will stay this season at PSG, even though his desire is still to wear the Real Madrid shirt. Through journalist Toño García, El Larguero provided Mbappé’s latest report according to sources from the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room. “Leonardo (PSG sports director) has told the Parisian team locker room that Kylian Mbappé will continue this year at the French club“, Reads the expanded news of the aforementioned medium. In addition to this, Kylian himself would have communicated with his closest colleagues, telling them that he will continue at PSG. Therefore, Mbappé’s plan looks more solid: fulfill his last year of contract with PSG and then sign without any problem with Real Madrid to join the meringues in 2022. PSG smiles,...
    08/17/2021 at 8:35 PM CEST . The central of Espanyol Sergi gomez explained this Tuesday after training at the Ciudad Deportiva Dani Jarque that the dressing room starts this season “with maximum ambition” and insisted that the group will give “200 percent” each day. In this sense, the Blue and White footballer, one of the two signings of this campaign so far, highlighted the importance of this Saturday’s game against Villarreal: “He is a strong opponent and is in good dynamics. He is doing good campaigns and we face it. as a good opportunity. “ In addition, the defender was delighted to be reunited with the fans at the RCDE Stadium after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. “We return home, with our people, and I am convinced that they will support us to the maximum,” said the player. Besides, Sergi gomez highlighted the importance of the Villarreal forward Gerard Moreno: “I have played many years against him and we have even shared a dressing room in the Catalan team. I hope that together we will...
    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — When a high-ranking woman at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium spotted a security camera in a room where visiting workers changed clothes, it should have prompted a swift investigation and an apology to the women who were “accidentally and unintentionally” recorded, but instead it was hushed up for six months, an internal investigation found. The law firm that conducted this investigation decided it wasn’t necessary to request a criminal investigation, board of directors chairman Paul Auslander said, and none of the women who were recorded has filed a complaint, but Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter said he’s assigning officers to evaluate the case, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. Two aquarium executives watched the video before deleting it, but they were just trying to figure out what to do with the recording, the law firm determined, according to Auslander. “It was a huge, colossal mistake, but it wasn’t boys being boys,” Auslander said. “I’m sickened that this happened and it’s not going to happen ever again.” The situation began when chief veterinarian Shelly...
    During this summer, various media and fans asked for the convocation of Javier Hernandez to Mexican team in the absence of a goal; however, Martino pointed out that due to technical decisions it was not taken into account. Much has been said about the internal problems that the ‘Chicharito’ would have with some companions of the ‘Tri’, but in an interview for ESPN, the attacker of the LA Galaxy noted that it is false, but sent a message to those who have it. Read also: Liga MX: Walter Montoya accepts the bad moment that Cruz Azul is living “It surprises me a lot because I have never had any problem with any of my teammates, but I have not had any problem saying good things to him as well as I have not shut up if I see something in which I do not agree. Yes in the National Team There are colleagues from Mexico who have problems, I would love for them to look for me and tell me face-to-face, just as I have always said everything...
    N'GOLO KANTE showed once again that he is football's most down to earth star by tucking into pizza while Chelsea celebrated their Uefa Super Cup triumph. A number of Blues stars danced around the dressing room in Belfast after the 6-5 penalty shootout win over Villarreal on Wednesday. 4N'Golo Kante helped himself to pizza during Chelsea's celebrationsCredit: Instagram 4Fans loved the Frenchman diving off to grab a bite while others dancedCredit: Instagram Several clips of their joyous antics were posted on social media and one showed a glimpse of Kante taking himself off to one side. A tray of pizzas had been laid out for the hungry heroes and the French midfielder grabbed a slice while his pals danced. Chelsea fans noticing the snapshot revelled in the player's latest display of relatability. Kante, 30, is loved for sticking with his Mini while others hop into luxury supercars after training. And he has previously shown up at mosques and weddings to hang out with fans, once even posing for photographs after a CAR CRASH. On Wednesday, he was given the honour...
    CHELSEA stars let their hair down in the dressing room after securing their latest trophy under Thomas Tuchel. The German's side edged past Villarreal on penalty kicks to win the European Super Cup. 8Antonio Rudiger and Kurt Zouma bust some moves in the dressing roomCredit: Instagram 8Midfielder Jorginho got in on the actionCredit: Instagram 8Trevoh Chalobah celebrated his debut by throwing some shapesCredit: Instagram 8Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell were loving life after the gameCredit: Instagram And their stars were loving life after the game. A number of players, including Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell, chronicled their celebrations via their Instagram stories. But it was the likes of Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho that stole the show with their dance moves. The joyous trio threw some shapes to Skeletun by Tekno. Zouma in particular was grinning ear to ear at adding another trophy to his collection. It was a huge night for academy product Trevoh Chalobah, as the 22-year-old was handed his Blues debut. He performed well, before joining his more experienced team-mates in the celebrations after the match....