The governing bodies of Australian and New Zealand Rugby have been accused of being ‘selfish, parochial and cowardly’ after deciding to withdraw both teams from the Rugby League World Cup due to take place in England in October and November this year.
Around about the time the Olympics begin, even the most sport hating gay suddenly gets a newfound love of the various different disciplines on display in the two-week programme. Maybe it’s a sense of national pride (the Euros 2020 finale were the most watched TV moment since Princess Diana’s funeral) or maybe, just maybe, it's due to the likes of Nikita Nagornyy.
We here at Box were as appalled as everyone else at the racism directed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euros 2020 final last weekend. All three lads missed their penalties and for some reason that brought out the racist in some dreadful people.
It’s been almost impossible to escape the Euro 2020 football tournament and if you’re English, it came to a heart-breaking end last weekend as the national team lost out to Italy in the penalty shootout moments before the end.