April 23 – The coach of Ecuador’s women’s team, Luis Pescarolo, as well as a physical trainer and a doctor, have been sacked following complaints of sexual harassment.
April 17 – Former Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct by the FA for allegedly breaking betting rules.
April 15 – France’s Ligue 1 match between Dijon and Amiens was held up last Friday after visiting captain Prince Gouano was the target of monkey chants, adding to a string of recent racist incidents across Europe.
April 12 – The reputation of Chelsea fans has once again been called into question after the club banned three people from entering the stadium for Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final at Slavia Prague after a video appeared to show them singing an abusive song about Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah.
April 12 – Atletico Madrid’s notoriously controversial Spanish international striker Diego Costa has been banned for no fewer than eight games for a foul-mouthed rant against a referee.
April 12 – England defender Danny Rose wants football’s governing bodies to “sit down and discuss how to eradicate” racism at the end of the season.
By Andrew Warshaw
April 11 – With almost inevitable haste, former German Football Association president Reinhard Grindel, forced to resign after being embroiled in a domestic scandal, has also quit his high-ranking FIFAand UEFA roles leaving a gaping vacuum at the heart of both administrations.
April 5 – England defender Danny Rose says he “can’t wait to see the back of football” because he so is disgusted at the recent resurgence of racism among fans.
April 5 – Sweden’s female players have rekindled the debate over the pay gap between men and women.
April 5 -Italy coach Roberto Mancini has called for tough measures in Serie A after the “unacceptable” racist abuse of Juventus’s Italian international Moise Kean.
April 4 – Prominent figures from across European football have emphasised the crucial importance of diversity in the game.
April 4 – Twenty-four hours after UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin lambasted the resurgence of racist attitudes across European football, one of the Continent’s most high-profile club managers has put himself unwittingly in the spotlight with unfortunate comments that did little to support Ceferin’s powerful stance.
April 4 – The jury in the trial of the police chief facing allegations related to the 1989 Hillsborough stadium tragedy has been unable to reach a verdict with the prosecution now calling for a retrial.
April 4 – David Beckham’s dream of building an MLS franchise have hit a legal snag over trademark rights with reports from Italy that Inter Milan are planning to sue MLS over the name of Beckham’s proposed club – Inter Miami CF.