Daniel Jarvis, the ‘professional prankster’ who claimed to have masterminded the Match of the Day sex noises joke earlier this season, appears to have failed in his latest attempt.
The YouTuber, known as ‘Jarvo’, was intercepted by eagle-eyed Manchester City security staff ahead of their Champions League semi-final victory over Real Madrid last week.
Jarvis, who claims to be behind the BBC’s sabotage of coverage of Wolves and Liverpool’s FA Cup third round replay in January, tried to walk through the front doors of the Etihad Stadium as Real trained the day before the fixture.
He was wearing a fake UEFA tracksuit and was carrying a bogus accreditation at the time. City staff, with several ex-police officers in their ranks, quickly tracked down Jarvis and restrained him after what witnesses described as ‘a bit of a kerfuffle’.
Manchester City security thwarted YouTube prankster Daniel ‘Jarvo’ Jarvis’ plans to enter the Etihad Stadium ahead of Man City’s Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid
Chelsea accused of dishonest behavior
Chelsea have been accused of dishonest behavior after telling hospitality guests that price rises for the upcoming season were ‘below inflation’.
They don’t seem to be fooling anyone. A long-time supporter pointed out that this season’s price includes European fixtures, while the club’s struggles mean the figure for next season is for a reduced 19 matches (per Premier League home fixture). .
He emailed Chelsea to point out that, when the reduction in games is taken into account the increase is actually north of 20 per cent and not the 7.5 per cent increase as advertised.
Chelsea denied they were dishonest, saying the package included all domestic cup games and would have included European games if they qualified.
They added that there was no discount in the past when the club did not qualify for continental competition.
British Cycling to announce new transgender policy
British Cycling will announce a new transgender policy this week. The body is expected to ban transgender women from competing in the women’s categories, with confirmation due in the coming days.
Frans Thijssen a guest of honor at the Footballer of the Year dinner
Frans Thijssen will be guest of honor at the Footballer of the Year dinner on Thursday, which will mark the event’s 75th anniversary.
The Dutchman is the second foreign winner of the award after Manchester City’s German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann and will fly out for the evening after being humbled to receive the invitation.
Thijssen, 71, joined compatriot Arnold Muhren at Ipswich in 1979 and scored a goal in each leg of the UEFA Cup final in 1981 as Bobby Robson’s side prevailed, the same year he scooped the Football Writers’ prize. Association.
The event, first won by Sir Stanley Matthews in 1948, takes place at London’s Landmark Hotel. Winners Erling Haaland and Sam Kerr were both on hand to collect their awards.
Former Ipswich Town footballer Frans Thijssen (left) will attend the Footballer Of The Year dinner on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the event.
Funke Awoderu quits as FA equality manager
Long-serving FA equality manager Funke Awoderu has left after more than 14 years at the authority.
Awoderu joins Live Nation Entertainment as their diversity and inclusion director.
Mail Sport has revealed that the FA have turned to Financial Times diversity guru Yasir Mirza as their new head of anti-discrimination.
Some saw Awoderu as a natural successor to predecessor Edleen John.
Gianni Infantino has been embroiled in a dispute over the women’s World Cup TV deal
Some weight has been added to FIFA’s argument over the ongoing row over a broadcast deal for the women’s World Cup following new audience figures.
President Gianni Infantino is currently embroiled in a dispute with some of Europe’s big guns, including UK broadcasters, who have agreements to televise the tournament.
Infantino believes that the World Cup is undervalued by some, despite the fact that it is being held in New Zealand and Australia and the time difference issues this creates.
Futures Sport and Entertainment said the first four months of 2023 brought record viewership for women’s sport in the UK.
They added 20.8million watched three minutes or more of women’s sport compared to 18.9m last year and say that figure includes 34 per cent not watching anything by 2022.
As reported by Mail Sport, a deal is imminent in the UK, which will see games on BBC and ITV.
Gianni Infantino has been embroiled in a dispute over television deals for the women’s World Cup
No boxing at Los Angeles Olympics in 2028
The Agenda hears that the International Olympic Committee’s threat to remove boxing from the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028, due to governance issues under a Russian president of the International Boxing Association (IBA), is increasingly hollow.
The head of LA28, Casey Wasserman, also runs Wasserman Media and has a keen interest in boxing.
So it’s no surprise to see boxing remain on the program and even staged in the most iconic of all boxing cities in the USA — Las Vegas.
However, to ensure this Wasserman had to navigate a global civil war as the US boxing federation broke away from the IBA along with six other Western boxing federations citing concerns with the IBA’s management.
They have formed a new international federation, World Boxing, and insiders say the IOC is hoping for a mass transition to this new body in time for LA28.
Interesting comment by Barbara Slater
There was great amusement at the BBC following comments by director of sport Barbara Slater, in a recent announcement on cricket coverage this summer which came in the wake of Michael Vaughan being sacked for making racist remarks following allegations from Azeem Rafiq.
In a lengthy press release, which ran 318 words before Vaughan’s name was mentioned, Slater commented: ‘I’m delighted we’re delivering so much cricket coverage’ before adding ‘from the iconic Ashes tournament to the latest format like The Hundred’ .
‘The “Ashes tournament” is new to all of us,’ said a perplexed staffer.
Noel Gallagher joined Vincent Kompany to watch Man City progress to the Champions League final
Noel Gallagher will be in good company to see his beloved Manchester City upset Real Madrid to secure their passage to Istanbul.
The rock and roll star was spotted in a double box at the Etihad with ex-City defender and current Burnley manager Vincent Kompany.
Fellow former players Peter Reid and Paul Dickov were also there. Kompany recently signed a new deal with the Clarets after promotion to the top flight and it would be no surprise if he one day returns to City.
Noel Gallagher attended Man City’s victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday
Vincent Kompany was also seen in the stands alongside the Oasis rockstar to see his former team progress to the final of the tournament
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