June 9 – The US women’s national team has called on the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to scrap its policy of forbidding players from ‘taking a knee’ during the national anthem in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
June 9 – England forward Raheem Sterling has lent his support to the global anti-racism protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death in the United States and says football can help by giving more black players a chance to become managers and coaches.
June 9 – The Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has opened the candidature process for its Global Female Mentorship Programme for Aspiring Female Leaders in Sport.
June 8 – In an extremely rare show of dissent against the Chinese authorities by one of its own, the country’s greatest ever footballer has openly called for the downfall of China’s ruling Communist Party and has been all but declared a “non-person” back home for his comments.
June 8 – For the second weekend running, Bundesliga players put on a strong show of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement with a range of protests.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 8 – Manchester City are bracing themselves for one of the biggest weeks in the club’s recent history as they take on UEFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to appeal against a two-year ban from European competition for breaching financial fair play (FFP) rules which, if they lose the case, could cost them an estimated £200 million.
June 5 – Atletico Madrid’s international forward Diego Costa, one of the most irascible players in top-flight football, has been sentenced to a six-month prison term, which he will not have to serve, and been fined €543,208 after being found guilty of tax fraud.
June 5 – The controversial boss of Swiss club FC Sion is seeking to halt the resumption of the Swiss league by requesting an official investigation into the Swiss Football League by the country’s Competition Commission (COMCO).
June 5 – The Sports Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) has opened up applications to anyone aged 18-25 to become a member of its newly launched Youth Council for Sport Integrity.
June 4 – Bundesliga players who staged protests during matches last weekend following the death of George Floyd in the United States will not be punished, the German Football Federation have confirmed.
June 3 – FIFA President Gianni Infantino has come out in support of the Bundesliga players who added their voices at the weekend to protest against the death of George Floyd in the United States.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 2 – It has been another uncomfortable day for FIFA president Gianni Infantino in the wake of another verbal onslaught by veteran predecessor Sepp Blatter who resigned from the world governing body exactly five years ago.
June 2 – FIFA has urged competition organisers to apply “common sense” when considering whether to sanction players who show solidarity with the George Floyd protest movement during matches.
June 2 – Borussia Dortmund’s England international winger Jadon Sancho was not booked for his ‘Justice for George Floyd’ protest but because he removed his shirt, the German Football Association (DFB) has clarified.