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UK NewsSport shorts: Boycott ‘doesn’t give a toss’ about knighthood criticism and Schumacher is admitted to Paris hospital

15:20  10 september  2019
15:20  10 september  2019 Source:   theweek.co.uk

Labour calls for Sir Geoffrey Boycott to be stripped of his knighthood over domestic violence conviction

Labour calls for Sir Geoffrey Boycott to be stripped of his knighthood over domestic violence conviction Sir Geoffrey received a conviction in a French court in 1998 for assaulting his then girlfriend, Margaret Moore, in a Riviera hotel . He has always denied wrongdoing. Former prime minister Theresa May gave honours to her key aides (Photo: Getty) When questioned by Today programme presenter Martha Kearney about the criticism of his knighthood by the Women's Aid chief executive, Sir Geoffrey said: “I couldn't give a toss about her, love. “Twenty-five years ago. You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. I couldn’t give a toss.

Former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has said he “does not give a toss ” about criticism of his knighthood from a leading domestic violence charity. May, who introduced a landmark domestic abuse bill to parliament earlier this year, gave Boycott a knighthood for services to sport in her

The former Formula One champion has not been seen in public since a skiing accident in the French Alps almost six years ago.

Sport shorts: Boycott ‘doesn’t give a toss’ about knighthood criticism and Schumacher is admitted to Paris hospital © Provided by Dennis Publishing Limited 1. Boycott hits back at knighthood critics

Domestic abuse charities have criticised the decision to award former England cricket captain Geoffrey Boycott a knighthood in Theresa May’s resignation honours list.

Boycott was convicted of beating his then-girlfriend Margaret Moore in France in 1998 and Women’s Aid’s co-acting chief executive Adina Claire said it was “extremely disappointing” that a knighthood has been recommended for the 78-year-old.

In response the cricket commentator told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I don’t give a toss about her, love. It was 25 years ago so you can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it.”

Geoffrey Boycott 'Doesn't Give A Toss' Over Women's Aid Criticism Of His Knighthood

Geoffrey Boycott 'Doesn't Give A Toss' Over Women's Aid Criticism Of His Knighthood Sir Geoffrey Boycott has said he does not “give a toss” about criticism of his knighthood. Domestic abuse charities have attacked ex-prime minister Theresa May over the decision to give the former England cricket star a knighthood, after he was convicted in France in 1998 of beating his then girlfriend Margaret Moore in a French Riviera hotel. The co-acting chief executive of Women’s Aid said his award was “very disappointing”. Sir Geoffrey, 78, told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme: “I don’t give a toss about her, love. “Twenty-five years ago. “You can take your political nature and do whatever you want with it. “I couldn’t give a toss.

Formula One great Michael Schumacher was admitted to a Paris hospital for 'special treatment' on Monday night, according to Le Parisien newspaper. Schumacher was taken to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon.

Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for 'secret treatment'. Arise Sir Geoffrey Boycott , Greatest Living Yorkshireman: LEO MCKINSTRY on Theresa May Now that soubriquet has become a welcome reality. And the fact his knighthood comes in

Andrew Strauss, another former England cricket captain, was also awarded a knighthood.

2. Scotland boss Clarke targets third place

Scotland head coach Steve Clarke admits that his side’s chances of automatically qualifying for the 2020 European Championships are over after the 4-0 hammering by Belgium last night.

Clarke is now targeting a third-place finish in group I and a place in the play-offs. He said: “The group’s over in terms of qualification. What we have to do now - we spoke about it after the game - is target third position.

“It doesn’t look very good where we are in the table just now. There’s 12 points up for grabs. Between now and the end of this qualifying campaign we have to make sure we finish third in the group.”

3. Schumacher taken to Paris for secret treatment

French newspaper Le Parisien reports that Formula 1 icon Michael Schumacher has been admitted to the Pompidou hospital in Paris for “secret treatment”.

Theresa May 'Right' To Give Geoffrey Boycott Knighthood, Says David Cameron

Theresa May 'Right' To Give Geoffrey Boycott Knighthood, Says David Cameron Ex-cricketer Geoffrey Boycott deserves a knighthood even if he was convicted of beating up his girlfriend, David Cameron has suggested. The ex-PM has backed up his successor Theresa May after she nominated Boycott for the honour and the move attracted a tide of criticism from domestic violence charities. Boycott was convicted in a French court for assaulting his former partner Margaret Moore in 1998. He denies the assault but at the time was fined £5,000 and handed a three-month jail term after Moore was left with two black eyes and bruising to her forehead.

bungler-in-chief Olly Robbins a knighthood – as he quits the civil service for a top job at The knighthood for Sir Olly sparked a Eurosceptic Tory backlash last night The civil servant spearheaded talks with the EU throughout Mrs May's time as PM Last night it was announced that Mr Robbins will leave the Civil Service next year and take up a

Boycott was also given a 3-month suspended prison sentence in 1998 after being convicted of assault against ex-girlfriend Margaret Moore. London: England cricket greats Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss have been given knighthoods by Theresa May in her resignation honours list.

The German, who won seven F1 world titles, has not been seen in public since suffering major injuries in a skiing accident in 2013.

4. Smith mocks Leach in ‘classless’ celebration

He may be the best batsman in the world but Steve Smith isn’t so high up the rankings when it comes to sporting behaviour.

Having been caught cheating last year in the infamous sandpaper ball tampering scandal, Smith celebrated Australia’s retention of the Ashes by appearing to mock England spinner Jack Leach in what has been described as a “classless” celebration.

5. Abraham: my mother was in tears over racist abuse

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed that the racist abuse he suffered after the Uefa Super Cup final left his mother in tears.

The 21-year-old was abused on social media after missing a penalty against Liverpool. He said: “I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears. It’s obviously not nice, seeing your son getting abused. My mum was just thinking, ‘Why him?’ For me, I am a strong character, it doesn’t affect me as much, but it could affect people who don’t have my personality.”

People are furious that Geoffrey Boycott has been awarded a knighthood

People are furious that Geoffrey Boycott has been awarded a knighthood Geoffrey Boycott said he “couldn't give a toss, love” about the backlash over Theresa May awarding him a knighthood despite a conviction for domestic violence. The ex-England cricketer’s comments have provoked a furious response amid calls for him to be removed from May’s resignation honours list. Boycott was fined £5,000 and given a three-month suspended sentence in 1998 after being convicted of beating his then-girlfriend Margaret Moore in a French Riviera hotel. Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_fd02eb1a-370a-4ad6-a49b-e457fac7f985").

Former Formula One world champion was admitted earlier on Monday to a hospital in Paris for "secret treatment", Reuters reported, citing local media.

Having first admitted to the Yorkshire Post that “ it wouldn’t be the first time” he had been in trouble He should take a long, hard look at why he doesn ’ t have a knighthood rather than offending those However, a BBC spokesman said that Boycott ’s role for the current series against West Indies is not

6. Ramos: door is open for Pogba at Real

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos would like to see Paul Pogba join him at the Bernabeu. French midfielder Pogba has been linked with a move from Manchester United to Real and Ramos told the Daily Express: “I think Real Madrid always has the door open for good players such as him. For me, Pogba is one of the great players.”

7. Lewis to miss Solheim Cup

Team USA golfer Stacy Lewis has been ruled out of the Solheim Cup because of a back injury. In practice yesterday Lewis aggravated a back problem and she will be replaced in the US team by Ally McDonald. The women’s golf team event between Team Europe and Team USA starts on Friday at Gleneagles in Scotland.

8. Rosberg: a dark moment for Vettel

Ex-Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg believes Sebastian Vettel is in a “dark” place following his disastrous race at Monza. After a spin and a crash Vettel finished 13th at the Italian Grand Prix while Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc celebrate victory.

Rosberg said: “This moment must be so dark for Vettel. His team-mate just became an absolute Ferrari legend, taking his number one status in the team.

Michael Schumacher is now 'conscious' after undergoing stem-cell therapy at a Paris hospital

Michael Schumacher is now 'conscious' after undergoing stem-cell therapy at a Paris hospital The seven-time Formula One champion was admitted under tight guard Monday to the Georges-Pompidou hospital for transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells. The newspaper said the 50-year-old German, who suffered a near-fatal brain injury in a 2013 skiing accident in the French Alps, was expected to be discharged today. A nurse told Le Parisien: 'Yes he is in my service ... And I can assure you that he is conscious.

He told Birmingham audience knighthoods given to West Indians 'like confetti'. Responding today, Boycott accepted his comments were 'unacceptable'. England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott , pictured, allegedly told an audience in Birmingham he needed to 'black up' to get a knighthood .

Geoffrey Boycott , the former England batsman and Test Match Special summariser, has made an "unreserved apology" after suggesting that he'd have a better chance of getting a knighthood if he "blacked up" | ESPNcricinfo.com.

“It is unexplainable for me. He is a four-time world champion, he is one of the best guys out there and to make a mistake like that, on your own, just spinning the car, is so strange.”

F1: Vettel ‘not worried’ by form but is his Ferrari future at risk?

9. Chelsea boss Lampard eyes Zaha

If Chelsea’s transfer ban is overturned Frank Lampard could make a big-money January move for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha. Lampard sees the Ivory Coast international as the perfect replacement for ageing stars Pedro and Willian.

Chelsea on the attack: Blues target Palace star Zaha and Milan’s Piatek

10. Sancho won’t be held back by England

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is set to start for England in tonight’s Euro 2020 group A qualifying clash against Kosovo.

“Go on my San!” says The Sun’s back page after England head coach Gareth Southgate revealed that the 19-year-old will be unleashed at St Mary’s.

Three Lions boss Southgate said: “He’s not a player we’re looking to hold back. He’s provided real competition.”

Today’s back pages: Southgate to unleash wonderkid Sancho against Kosovo

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