Harry Kane Kane aims to match Messi, Ronaldo trophy haul Joe Wright 22:34 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(7) Getty Images Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid Manchester City Barcelona Premier League Primera División Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo The Spurs star is proud of his goalscoring achievement this year but aims to maintain his success while winning silverware as well Tottenham star Harry Kane has revealed the level of sacrifice he has made in his personal life in order to surpass the goalscoring exploits of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and aims to continue that success by adding silverware to his trophy case.The striker scored 56 goals for club and country in 2017, placing him top of the charts for players at clubs in Europe’s top five leagues, one ahead of Barcelona ace Messi.Kane’s form, if it continues in 2018, has seen him tipped as an outsider to become the first player to stop Messi or Ronaldo winning the Ballon d’Or since Kaka claimed the prize in 2007. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 24-year-old admits he has given up a significant amount of his social life in order to sustain his level of performances and leave the rest of the continent in his wake.”They’ve been such good players over the last ten years or so, and dominated football and rightly so,” Kane told ESPN of Messi and Ronaldo. “They’ll go down as two of the best ever players.”To even be up there and beat them is something I’m proud of. For me, it’s about doing it every year. Not just beating them but winning as many trophies as they’ve won.”I’ve sacrificed most of my time, especially with the schedule of games. You come in, you train, you play, you recover, you rest. That’s a footballer’s life. I don’t complain. It’s something I love doing.”But you lose maybe the social part of your life. It’s a matter of opinion. Not every player does what I do. Some players may go out, go for meals – that kind of thing. From my point of view, to get the best out of myself, it’s about going home, resting, recovering, spending time with my family and do everything I can in that short period of time to achieve what I can.”56 – Harry Kane has scored 56 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham and England in 2017 (49 for Tottenham, 7 for England). Phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/JgtUawSkN8— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2017Spurs’ season has been somewhat mixed to date, with impressive Champions League wins over Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid let down by inconsistent Premier League form, which sees them lie in fifth place.However, Kane believes there is plenty to be optimistic about ahead of their move to their new stadium next season.”From our point of view, it’s been a good season,” he said. “We’d have liked to have done better of course but [Manchester] City have run away with it so far. We have to focus on ourselves but we’ve changed stadium which has had a big impact on everything.”We can’t get too down about how our season’s been so far. We’re still in the Champions League and the FA Cup.”We’ve just got to focus on that and look forward to next year in the new stadium. It’s going to be amazing. The way it’s been designed, the atmosphere will be great. The crowd will be right on top of the pitch. Being brand new and creating that atmosphere will make it tough for teams to come and play there.”Kane also dismissed suggestions City’s spectacular form this term is down solely to the money spent by Pep Guardiola during the previous transfer window.”I don’t think so,” he added. “This year, City have deserved it. They’ve been the best team. But they spent similarly last year and it was us up there fighting with Chelsea [for the league title]. I don’t think it’s down to the money but it helps from a squad point of view.”
Arsenal Aubameyang-Mkhitaryan & football’s most telepathic partnerships Tom Maston Last updated 1 year ago 22:00 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(25) Getty Images Arsenal Premier League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Opinion With Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang having been reunited at Arsenal, Goal looks back at other devastating pairings…
Pumas v Necaxa Pumas vs Necaxa: Live stream, starting lineup, kickoff time, & match preview Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 04:39 3/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ronaldo Schemidt Pumas v Necaxa Liga MX Necaxa Pumas Both clubs sit just outside the playoff places and are searching for their first win in weeks to revive their Liguilla hopes Sunday afternoon’s matinee brings a contest between Pumas and Necaxa.Both clubs sit just outside of the top eight – cutoff to make the Liga MX Liguilla – and will be looking for a result to potentially poke into the playoff places this week.Neither team has won in their last four contests, though both went into the international break after a draw. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Can either of these historic clubs get things going with a victory Sunday? Game Pumas vs. Necaxa Date Sunday, April 1 Time 1 p.m. ET Stream (U.S. only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) LIVE STREAM Watch Pumas vs. Necaxa live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Pumas players Goalkeepers Saldivar, Magana, Castillo Defenders Van Rankin, Arribas, Quintana, Mendoza, Fuentes, Garcia, Jaquez, Gonzalez Midfielders Escamilla, Cabrera, Gonzalez, Jurado, Zamudio, Gallardo, Diaz, Calderon, Formica Forwards Barrera, Guerron, Alustiza, Figueroa, Asprilla, Acosta, Castillo, Torres Center back Alejandro Arribas suffered a graphic arm injury during Pumas’ draw with Cruz Azul but has trained with a special cast this week and seems set to face the Rayos.Potential starting XI: Saldivar; Mozo, Arribas, Quintana, Mendoza; Barrera, Cabrera, Diaz, Gallardo; Alustiza; Castillo Position Necaxa players Goalkeepers Barovero, Fernandez, Gutierrez Defenders Beckeles, Lichnovsky, Hernandez, Ponce, Colula, Gonzalez, Alvarado, De Luna Midfielders Fernandez, Perez, Alvarez, Baez, Villalpando, Alvarado, Davila, Gallegos, Gonzalez, Torres, Allende, Culma Forwards Barragan, Riano, Gonzalez, De Jesus Matias Fernandez is suspended because of a red card in Necaxa’s previous match, a 1-1 draw with Pachuca.Potential starting XI: Barovero; Beckeles, Lichnovsky, Alvarado, Gallegos; Alvarado, Villalpando, Gonzalez, Baez; Barragan, DavilaGAME PREVIEW Pumas was the leader of Liga MX at the beginning of the tournament, but a streak of six league matches with a victory has the Mexico City club not only out of the top spot but also out of the playoff positions.Necaxa, too, sits just outside the top eight but is suffering from its own drought, failing to pick up three points in any of its last four matches.There’s a bit of animosity between these two teams after a recent Copa MX meeting saw a 10-man Necaxa come from behind to top Pumas and advance in the tournament.This contest could be more significant than the knockout match, though. After a last-place finish in the Apertura, how Pumas’ tournament is judged may come down to making the postseason. With three of Pumas’ matches after Sunday coming against teams currently in the playoffs, this could be one of the last chances to pick up a result and change course.Alejandro Arribas looked like he’d be out for the season after a bad arm injury but has been in training this week for Pumas. He’s been one of the best performers in the defense this season, and David Patino will hope to have him in the XI against a Necaxa team that has scored in each of its last nine matches.The Rayos will be missing Matias Fernandez because of a suspension, though. Nacho Ambriz may turn to Xavier Baez or give Costa Rican prospect Gerson Torres his first start of the season.If Pumas can help Nicolas Castillo up top, it may be able to defend home turf and get back into the top eight. If the Chilean forward is left on an island, look for Necaxa to emerge from the CU with a result once again.
Transfers ‘Rooney would be a great player for MLS’ – D.C. United remain hopeful on deal for Man Utd legend Chris Burton 20:10 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers DC United MLS Premier League Everton Ben Olsen is optimistic regarding the chances of his side doing a deal for an iconic figure considering a summer switch away from Everton Wayne Rooney would be a “great player” for MLS, says Ben Olsen, as D.C. United close on a deal to bring the Manchester United and England legend to America from Everton.Goal revealed in early May that the 32-year-old had opened talks regarding a possible switch to the United States.At that time, Rooney was said to be frustrated with life at Goodison Park under Sam Allardyce. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Allardyce has since been relieved of his managerial duties with the Toffees, but Rooney is still holding transfer discussions and D.C. United boss Olsen remains optimistic regarding his chances of landing a high-profile signing.He told reporters after a 1-1 draw with LAFA in Los Angeles on Saturday: “There is interest in Wayne Rooney from our end and I think there is interest from his end too.”I hope it can get over the line because he’s a very good player who can help us. He would be a great player for this league.”It has been suggested that personal terms have already been thrashed out with Rooney, with all parties now waiting on the green light from talks between Everton and D.C. United.Olsen insists no agreement is done as yet, but the ex-England captain and his representatives have been in America of late and a switch does appear to be close.Olsen, who spent 11 years with D.C. United as a player – with that spell only broken up by a short loan stint at Nottingham Forest – added: “Nothing is done, so I don’t want to get into talk of arrival until he actually arrives.”Nothing is ever done in this world and when you’re looking at a deal of this scope and size. We’ll see, but hopefully we can get it done.”Rooney only returned to boyhood club Everton in the summer of 2017 following a record-breaking 13-year spell at Manchester United.He managed 11 goals in 40 appearances for the Toffees, but ended the season with a niggling knock and out of favour under Allardyce.
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Liverpool goalkeeper Mignolet: I don’t want to do this; it’s mentally difficultby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet admits playing second fiddle to Alisson Becker this season has been tough.Mignolet is due to start in tonight’s FA Cup tie with Wolves.”Of course it isn’t easy. I’ve spoken about it before – it’s not something that you want to be doing, but the team is doing so well and you just try to help the team as best as you can,” Mignolet told Liverpoolfc.com.“I’m behind Alisson, who is a really good goalkeeper – probably within the best five goalkeepers in the world, if not the best – and you can accept and understand it.“We try to work hard and we get along really well as well, the both of us. I can learn from him, he can learn from me and we just try to work as hard as we can.“Not only between the goalkeepers, but I also know that I have to be ready for if anything happens or the team needs me, and therefore I have to be working hard on a daily basis for when the chance comes along or I get called upon. “It’s not easy, mentally especially, but I try to keep the focus as best as I can. That’s the only thing I can do really.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Kante tells Chelsea supporters: We need you against Tottenhamby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante says the club’s fans can help them overturn a one-goal deficit in the Carabao Cup semi-final.Tottenham won the first leg 1-0 at Wembley last night, courtesy of Harry Kane’s first-half penalty.But Kante is confident his teammates can win the tie when they play the second leg at Stamford Bridge later this month.”The penalty put us in difficulty, we tried to react but we couldn’t score a goal, and that’s why the result is like it is,” Kante told the club’s official website.”We did a good game, we had a lot of the ball. The statistics show we could have had a better result, but it is what it is. We need to accept that.”I think now we can get a better result at Stamford Bridge.”We have more chance in front of our fans. We will need them. We have a match to get to the final and we will give our maximum to do it.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pleat reveals role in Alli Tottenham moveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham chief David Pleat has revealed his role in their deal for Dele Alli.Pleat convinced chairman Daniel Levy to do the deal and Alli has developed into one of Mauricio Pochettino’s most important players.He told talkSPORT: “I had seen a lot of Dele Alli and I was convinced.“I had spoken to [Spurs technical director Franco] Baldini, I spoke to all sort of people about him, I was pushing, pushing, pushing.“It wasn’t clever. He’d played about 75, 80 games regularly in men’s football for a team called MK Dons, nice people, just down the road. I saw a lot of him and I was convinced, given the opportunity, that he would do well.“So, just before the deadline on, I think it was the January, I was going to a game at Luton and it was Daniel Levy [on the phone] and Daniel said to me, ‘This boy Alli, we hear he’s going to have a medical or he’s going to talk to Villa and to Newcastle. What do you think?’“I said, ‘Mr Chairman, it’s a no brainer!’ and he said to me, ‘Yes, but they want £5m for him.’“I said, ‘Chairman, it’s a no brainer. I would take him at £5m, you can’t lose on him. If we are sympathetic, if we encourage him, I’ve got every hope for this particular boy,’ and of course he took my advice.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde: Morata a great playerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has talked up the qualities of Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata.Morata missed Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle due to “tactical reasons”.The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Nou Camp to provide support for an ageing Luis Suarez, and amid speculation over the futures of Denis Suarez and Munir El Haddadi.When asked about Morata, he said: “I can only say the same thing. That he’s a great player, that he’s at another team and that we respect that a lot.”We have to look at it, it’s clear that after Munir’s departure we have a space.”We’ll see if we can sign a player, although we have to take into account the club’s economic conditions. We will see if we can, if someone comes.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Sociedad striker Isak: I turned down Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad striker Alexander Isak has revealed he could’ve joined Real Madrid earlier in his career.The Swede moved to La Real this summer from Borussia Dortmund.He recalled to Marca: “When I played in Stockholm, I had several options and Real Madrid was one of them.”I spoke to several clubs to understand what they proposed and I chose Dortmund and this is the most important thing. “But it is true that since I was a child, I considered the LaLiga the best in the world and I dreamed of playing here one day. I am therefore happy to participate.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery: Willock can replace Ramseyby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery believes Joe Willock can fill the void left by Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere in their midfield.The Gunners released Wilshere a year ago with the 27-year-old joining West Ham, while Ramsey also left on a free transfer when he moved to Juventus this summer.“Willock started the pre-season with us last year, I didn’t give him more minutes but he was with us in every game, working in training, playing matches in the cup and at the end of the season,” said Emery.“He deserved to start this season with the first-team and with us. My decision was after I saw him the last two months of last season working with us, his really big challenge was that Jack Wilshere left here, Aaron Ramsey left and he had to take that opportunity to be with us.“The last months of last year was the moment I spoke with him and said: ‘For you it is a big challenge in the new season to do differently and really show us you can take their position in this squad’.“I told him he is improving but he needs to not stop that improvement, we are working with him to improve even more.“But, if his progression keeps going the way it is going right now, I don’t know when he will stop and how far he can go.”
France coach Deschamps fears Tottenham keeper Lloris out long-termby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrance coach Didier Deschamps fears Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is facing an extended period out injured.Spurs have confirmed Lloris will be sidelined for the remainder of 2019 after dislocating his elbow in defeat at Brighton.And Deschamps says: “We are talking about weeks and even months, and he will not be back on the field in 2019, that’s as good as safe.”He has been examined, but it is difficult to say exactly how long he has been out, because I am not an expert.”Of course, he will neither attend here nor the next national team meeting (in November) – and now we have to find out how how long it will take to recover.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona star Lionel Messi breaks another record in Slavia Prague winby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona star Lionel Messi has become the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons in a narrow win at Slavia Prague.Captain Messi gave Barca an early lead with a first-time finish after an exchange of passes with Arthur.The Czech champions were deservedly level when Jan Boril poked home Lukas Masopust’s pass from 16 yards.But Messi’s free-kick found Luis Suarez at the back post – and his cross-shot hit went in off Peter Olayinka.Barcelona, who are top of La Liga, have now won six consecutive games in all competitions.The result keeps Ernesto Valverde’s side top of Group F on seven points from three games, three points above Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund.
Cincinnati junior sophomore forward Octavius Ellis had himself an interesting week, to say the least. Ellis, one of the more physical players in the nation, was ejected against Purdue in his team’s second round contest after swinging an elbow at Boilermaker A.J. Hammons early in the second half. After the game, he made headlines when he trash-talked Kentucky ahead of their third round matchup. Unfortunately, that isn’t really where the story ends.Following the Wildcats’ win over the Bearcats Saturday night, a number of college basketball fans tweeted disparaging remarks at Ellis. Many of the comments were racist in nature. Others suggested he is a “thug”, and will be in jail soon. Here’s a sampling of what’s out there. It’s important to note that it’s likely that not all of these “fans” support Kentucky, and even if they do, they don’t represent the majority of the team’s fan base. Ellis handled the situation well, tweeting a photo of himself smiling as the comments were coming in. Still smiling thru the bad an good lol pic.twitter.com/KJX9NXZsrG— octavius ellis (@Tay_UC2) March 22, 2015Needless to say, this kind of behavior needs to stop immediately. And it isn’t just a Kentucky problem – it’s a problem across the entire college sports landscape.
Florida Will Muschamp HatersWill Muschamp’s tenure as head coach in Gainesville got off to a decent start, but by the end of the 2014 season, Gators fans were campaigning for him to be replaced. Florida eventually cut ties with Muschamp after he won just 10 games combined in his final two years, and he wound up taking the defensive coordinator position at Auburn shortly after. A YouTube user by the name of SCS Productions decided to make light of the situation, adding hilarious subtitles to the popular interview between Jesus Quintero and comedian El Risitas. If you’re wondering, the original interview was conducted back in 2007, but it didn’t become Internet-famous until March of 2015.If you’re a fan of Florida’s mishaps over the past few years, you’ll have a hard time not laughing out loud.[YouTube]
NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 12: Ben Simmons #25 of the LSU Tigers stands on the court after being charged with a technical foul in the game against the Texas A&M Aggies during the semifinals of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 12, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)LSU should be one of the more intriguing programs during the 2015-16 college basketball season, thanks in large part to the presence of freshman forward Ben Simmons, the nation’s No. 1 recruit. Simmons and his teammates are hard at work in fall conditioning right now before practice opens up in a couple of weeks. This morning, Simmons posted video on Instagram showing himself and LSU guard Keith Hornsby pushing an SUV as part of a workout. Getting that work in this morning @khornz04A video posted by Ben Simmons (@benjaminsimmons25) on Sep 23, 2015 at 5:25am PDT Shout-out to whoever is letting the players use their SUV as workout equipment. That’s an interesting decision.
CFB Over UndersSportsbooks have yet to release their over/under win totals for college football teams in 2016 – they should be released at the beginning of the summer – so we thought we’d set them ourselves. Who will win enough games to compete for this?Of course, it’s a bit early. Spring football has yet to take place, recruiting classes have yet to arrive on campus, transfers have yet to decide, etc. A lot is going to change between now and the start of the season in early September. Still, there’s a decent amount to go on. We know the schedules. We know which players are returning and which players are headed to the NFL. Recruiting classes have been signed. There are plenty of preseason top 25s out there. So, based on what we know right now, here are our over/unders for college football teams’ win totals for the 2016 regular season. These are not projections. They’re meant to be difficult and somewhat of a toss-up. Start With The ACC >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6
COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)It was only a matter of time before Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh decided to extend his reach across Ohio’s bordersAfter the NCAA overturned the ban on satellite football camps – one that some would argue was sparked by his decision to hold spring practice in SEC territory earlier this year – news broke Wednesday that Harbaugh and staff will now be featured during a June 9 camp in Warren, Ohio.Warren G. Harding’s assistant football coach Doug Sangregorio shared the news to Twitter Wednesday afternoon.Jim Harbaugh and Michigan staff to be featured at Warren Harding Elite football Camp June 9 https://t.co/ZqHsv1wgUi pic.twitter.com/m0UWous40q— Doug Sangregorio (@DougSangregorio) May 4, 2016To add to the drama, Harbaugh will be in Ohio at the same time Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is scheduled to be in Detroit, according to MLive.com.
CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 3: A general view of the Clemson flag during the Tigerwalk prior to the game between the at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Clemson meets Auburn for their season opener on Sept. 3, and this new Clemson hype-video makes clear that the Tigers are coming out strong.Created by Tigers fan Son of Clemson, “Sound The Alarm” sets the stage with dramatic music from the the Star Wars:Rogue One trailer, emphasizing the great anticipating and expectations of the 2016 football season. Will the Tigers be as powerful as the science fiction characters? Check out this Clemson hype-video, and decide for yourself.You can watch the hype-video below:The Tigers went 14–1 and 8–0 in ACC games in 2015, winning the 2015 ACC Championship Game against the North Carolina Tar Heels, 45–37. The 2015 season marked their first undefeated regular season since winning the national title in 1981.After defeating the Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange Bowl, No. 1 Clemson lost to No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2016 national championship, 45–40. Both Clemson and Alabama finished the season 14–1. Will the Tigers get revenge in 2016?
Raheem Sterling has shown admirable courage in speaking out to highlight the issue of racism in football, according to Gareth Southgate.During Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this month, Sterling was allegedly racially abused.Chelsea have subsequently suspended four fans pending further investigation and in the aftermath of the incident, the England forward took to Instagram to point out media coverage of young black footballers, which he felt “fuel racism an aggressive behaviour”. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And England manager Southgate believes Sterling should be applauded for taking a stand and helping to bring the issue into the public eye.”It’s easier for me to talk about what I feel about what Raheem’s done and how brave he’s been in speaking up,” Southgate told Sky Sports.”We’ve seen incidents of racism in the last few months that have always been unacceptable, remain unacceptable and will be unacceptable if they happen in the future. We have to hope they don’t.”Football is a mirror of society and unfortunately racism exists in society and so there are times when people use the opportunity at a football ground to fuel that.”We have to stand strong as a game to make sure that does not happen.”I think Raheem commented about what happens in stadiums, but also the unconscious bias that maybe exists.”I think that’s a huge topic for everyone to think about and to ponder and see how that might affect our lives and how we might do things differently as we move forward.”I really commend what he did and I think he should be very proud of being brave enough to stand up because it’s not an easy thing to do.”