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Midday Ticker: Alli, Hillsborough, Hummels and more


A key member of Tottenham’s attack force may be sidelined for the remainder of the 2015-16 English Premier League season.

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli faces a minimum three-game ban after the English FA charged him with violent conduct for striking West Bromwich Albion’s Claudio Yacob on Monday. (REPORT)

On Tuesday, a jury concluded the 96 Liverpool soccer supporters who died at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 were “unlawfully killed.” (REPORT)

Defender Mats Hummels may be the next member of Borussia Dortmund to leave for Bayern Munich, as Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the 27-year-old is thinking about a potential move. (REPORT)

Sunderland and Norwich City have both been fined $43,800 (£30,000) by the FA for improper conduct. (REPORT)

Defender Jerome Boateng has traveled with Bayern Munich, which plays Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal series on Wednesday. (REPORT)

What do you think of Alli’s suspension? Thoughts on the jury’s verdict? Expect Hummels to join Bayern?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. If you haven’t seen it, you should watch the documentary ESPN produced about the Hillsborough disaster. Heartbreaking but necessary.

      • True.
        Then go read the stories by supporters/hooligans in the 1980’s to understand why the police and authorities had to create stadiums with pens to keep the animals from killing each other. Bum rushing the stadium workers, breaking holes in walls and fences, forcing your way into stadiums, all were common supporter behaviors.

        The horrible irony is that if the Hillsborough style pens were in place at Heysel then the Heysel disaster couldn’t have happened, and if the Heysel style setup was in place at Hillsborough then the Hillsborough disaster couldn’t have happened.

        The police blotched the call when they panicked after a crush at the outer turnstyles, they opened the gate to let people in without thinking about trying to divert the masses away from the crowded pens in the front. a horrible, horrible disaster caused by rushing to avoid a small tragedy without thinking things through.

        They were certainly “unlawfully killed,” but the blood is on the hands of not only the police and authorities there that day but also the people designing the pens and the people whose behavior meant that the pens had to be used in the first place. Plenty of blame to go around.

        Then there’s the cover-up which was a whole other tragedy for those families to have to go through.

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