Romelu Lukaku calls for summit with social media giants to tackle racism

The Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku feels football should adopt “stronger positions” than just taking the knee, calling for a players’ summit with social media companies, governments and stakeholders to help combat online racism. Earlier this week the Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso explained his decision to stop taking the knee before matches, instead continuing to stand […]

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‘He doesn’t know me’: Verstappen hits back at Hamilton over pressure jibes

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen exchanged some pointed, verbal sparring as the pair prepared for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton’s suggestion at Sochi that his rival is feeling the pressure of his first Formula One world championship battle was met by Verstappen with scathing sarcasm before being dismissed out of hand by the Dutchman. […]

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