The midfielder was subjected to abuse earlier this season
Album of the week
Just as My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James was thinking about a solo album, someone gave him a copy of Lynd Ward's 1929 woodblock-print graphic novel God's Man, whose depictions of temptation, corruption and redemption triggered a concept-album in grand Sufjan Stevens style.
So January's over: and here's why it's now OK to feel chipper. Spring is coming. Maybe tonight's the night you'll break a month long detox. It's Friday. And these facts, collected by Ink Tank blog, will (temporarily) make you feel like the world is a brain-meltingly wonderful place (which it might be).
It's been 57 years since the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus.
Yesterday the White House marked the anniversary by tweeting a picture of Barack Obama sitting in the bus where Parks stood her ground.
There’s one overwhelming reason to check out this dramatically rather run-of-the-mill bio-musical, and that is to savour Emi Wokoma’s phenomenal performance as Tina Turner.
Mahalia Jackson was a woman on fire," said Cerys Matthews in Conjuring Halie in that tremulous half-whisper of hers. "Her hair danced madly when she sang out in her rich contralto voice, and (she) moved her listeners to shout and cry."
The Week In Books
Natural disasters permitting, tomorrow will see the opening of Washington DC’s newest monument.
Jack Kevorkian, the controversial pathologist who campaigned for the right to die and earned the nickname "Dr Death" for helping dozens of terminally-ill patients commit suicide, has died after a short but severe illness. He was 83.
Spielberg waits in the wings as supporters of the murdered human rights leader say Greengrass project would resort to trivia and smears
On 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his most famous speech for the cause of civil rights in front of 200,000 people in Washington DC.
Almost half a century after he climbed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and told the world that he had a dream, Martin Luther King is to receive perhaps the ultimate recognition of his standing as a modern American icon: a Steven Spielberg film chronicling his life and times.
Barack Obama will pay homage to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King today as he vows to revive the spirit of sacrifice to overcome war and economic crisis during his upcoming presidency.
It was 40 years ago this week that the American civil rights leader was assassinated, but his message has never been more relevant, as his son, Martin Luther King III, tells Tim Walker
Martin Luther King's home town of Atlanta was a place where a black man could dare to dream. Forty years after MLK's death, Marcel Theroux rakes over the embers