July 6 – French football stars Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann have been at the centre of a racism row after a leaked video clip showed the pair mocking Asian technicians fixing a hotel TV. The duo were forced to apologise.
July 5 – Stadium security staff in Azerbaijan face accusations of human rights violations after seemingly confiscating an LGBT rainbow flag from two Danish fans ahead of last Saturday’s Euro 2020 quarter-final with the Czech Republic.
July 2 – The legal battle between UEFA and the three remaining heavyweight clubs seeking to keep alive a European Super League has taken another twist with the Spanish courts once again acting to protect their interests.
July 1 – Denmark’s culture minister, Joy Mogensen,has criticised the bid process that allowed Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, saying it was “wrong” and raised questions of corruption in international sports organisations.
July 1 – RexSport has launched its latest International Master in Sports Law programme in partnership with the Swiss School of Business and Management (SSBM) in Geneva, Switzerland.
June 25 – Belgian international Thomas Meunier has said football is not ready for openly gay players, arguing that the sport’s mentality is not developed enough for a player to comfortably come out.
June 25 – UEFA have appointed an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate “potential discriminatory incidents” during Euro 2020 Group F match between Germany and Hungary at Munich’s Allianz Arena.
June 22 – The mayor of Munich has described as “shameful” a ruling by UEFA to ban his city’s plans to illuminate the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours in support of LGBTQ+ rights for tonight’s Germany-Hungary Euro 2020 clash.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 21 – Budapest may have arguably the best Euro 2020 atmosphere as the only stadium full to capacity but the choice of the city as one of the hosts has been blighted by a UEFA investigation into “potential discriminatory incidents” that are understood to refer to racist chanting and homophobic propaganda.
June 14 – Norwich City fans have objected to the club’s new shirt sponsor BK8 forcing the club to drop its £5 million one year deal with the online bookmaker just five days after announcing the record deal.
June 9 – Hungary will not take the knee before Euro 2020 matches, the Hungarian Football Federation (MLSZ) has announced.
June 8 – In a potentially significant twist to the European Super League fallout, Spanish media are reporting that the Swiss Ministry of Justice has barred both UEFA and FIFA – which are based in Switzerland – from taking premature sanctions against the aborted league’s remaining founder members.
June 8 – A Turkish court has sentenced a media executive and a former police chief to more than 1,000 years each in prison for conspiring to bring match-fixing charges against top-flight Fenerbahce.
June 3 – England manager Gareth Southgate criticised England fans who disgracefully jeered players for taking a knee before Wednesday’s friendly against Austria.
June 2 – The end of the ‘puta’ chant could be near. With its Nations League finals kicking off tomorrow and the showpiece Concacaf Gold Cup following hard on its heels in July, Concacaf has launched an anti-discrimination campaign under the tag line ‘What’s Wrong is Wrong’.