Opinion: Football — no coming home until there’s a coming out
02 March 2021 | 8:37 am
British football player Justin Fashanu would have turned 60 last week. Instead, he has been dead for over two decades now — a victim of toxic masculinity in a machismo world, writes DW's Sertan Sanderson.
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8 May 2021
Eight-year-old Joseph Deen is the youngest paid Fortnite player ever, after signing with Team 33 in December last year. The young pro gamer could be seen playing the popular battle royale game at his family home in Brisbane on Monday. Deen, who is originally from California, first started playing the popular game at age four, after watching his brother play.
24 Jun 2021
NFL player Carl Nassib has taken to Instagram to come out as gay. The move is being called a watershed moment for American football, the country's most popular sport. Nassib's announcement comes as he enters his sixth season in the league and during Pride Month. We take a closer look.
13 Jul 2021
Rashford missed a penalty along with teammates Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka in the 3-2 shoutout. Rashford responded in a lengthy statement on social media in which he apologised for his penalty miss in the shoot out. The forward wrote: "All I can say is sorry. I wish it had of gone differently." He also said messages of support daubed on a defaced mural of his face left him "on the verge of tears".
31 Aug 2021
With Real Madrid hoping to sign Kylian Mbappé, coach Carlo Ancelotti agrees that Paris SG's French striker "is a great player", but declines to comment further on the possible transfer ahead of their La Liga match against Betis Sevilla.
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The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said at least 12 people have died after a river was contaminated with toxic waste from an Angolan diamond mine.
13 Oct 2021
Today's Focus takes us to Kinshasa, DRC's sprawling capital city, where growing addiction to "bombé," a new artisanal drug, is rattling authorities. The lethargy-inducing mixture is made of crushed pills (often opioids but composition varies) and chemical residue that's been filtered through exhaust pipes.
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Toxic foam covered parts of the Yamuna river flowing through India's capital of New Delhi on Tuesday, which according to a local activist, is mostly attributed to illegal dumping of industrial waste and untreated sewage water.
20 Dec 2021
"I need to stress one point that is extremely important, I have never said or written that anyone has sexually assaulted me," the Chinese tennis star said in a foreign press video.
21 Dec 2021
Around the world, coal-producing countries are struggling for a "just transition" away from fossil fuels. But for Donbas in war-torn Ukraine, shuttered mines threaten ecological disaster.
8 Mar 2022
Four months after 97-year-old amateur Leonid Stanislavskyi's dreams came true when he played with 21-times Grand Slam champion Rafa Nadal, the Ukrainian is enduring his worst nightmare in Kharkiv as Russian forces bomb the city.
5 Apr 2022
Scientists have issued a stark warning: chemical pollution has officially exceeded the limits safe for humans and the planet. The ocean, which has become a dumping ground for a cocktail of toxic pollutants, is bearing the brunt of this pollution. We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
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