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Morgan repeated his calls for Arsene Wenger to be sacked following the 3-1 defeat to Monaco on Wednesday

David Beckham pictured with his freshly shaven head during the 2000 Charity Shield

David Beckham: 'Sir Alex Ferguson made me shave off mohawk in Wembley toilets hours before 2000 Charity Shield'

The incident occurred as the pair's relationship became strained

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Dunkin Donuts apologise to Liverpool fans after posting insensitive picture of club crest with Hillsborough tribute replaced by milkshakes

The US donut and coffee chain issued an immediate apology to fans of the club after replacing the memorial flames on the club crest

Former Arsenal and England star, Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell confirms intentions to run for London Mayor: 'I have got so much to offer'

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Steven Gerrard will light up the MLS with La Galaxy, says David Beckham

Former England star backs Gerrard to make a big impression in the US

Hibernian star Jason Cummings banned from McDonald’s after 'throwing McMuffins at staff'

Hibs' top scorer in a sticky situation after muffin-based altercation

Capital One Cup final: Chelsea warn fans they will ban anyone using anti-Semitic language

Chelsea take a firm stance on prejudice ahead of Wembley final

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...as Fifa decide to delay a trial decision for another 12 months
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Former Arsenal player hits out at supporter Piers Morgan after his relentless criticism of Wenger
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Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
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Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

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