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Rio Ferdinand refused to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt

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Arsene Wenger has come out against the proposed formation of a break-away group to combat racism in English football.

Rio Ferdinand chose not to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt

Rio Ferdinand trains as normal with Manchester United

Rio Ferdinand was training this morning as normal ahead of Manchester United's Champions League encounter with Braga at Old Trafford tomorrow.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Rio was right, but he'll pay the price

Four cheers for Rio Ferdinand. The disagreeable Chelsea football captain, John Terry, called QPR player Anton Ferdinand a "f***ing black c***" during a match last autumn and was fined £220,000 and banned for four games. That's all folks, some pocket money taken and a bit of time off to swig champagne for breakfast.

Anton Ferdinand joined his brother Rio and refused to wear the shirt

PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle hopeful of discussions over Kick It Out

PFA chairman and Kick It Out ambassador Clarke Carlisle hopes the decision of some players not to wear anti-racism t-shirts will prompt discussions rather than punishments.

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Sir Alex Ferguson says all players should wear 'Kick It Out' T-shirts ahead of tomorrow's Premier League games, including Jason Roberts who has said he will refuse to.

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts will refuse to wear 'Kick It Out' T-shirt

Reading striker Jason Roberts insists he will not wear a 'Kick It Out' T-shirt for the equality group's annual week of action after the racial abuse incidents of the last year.

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T-shirt lands man in jail

A man who wore an anti-police T-shirt in public hours after two policewomen were killed has been jailed.

Police have been studying the links between Mark Bridger and the family of missing April Jones

Bridger appears in court as family ties to April revealed

Man accused of killing five-year-old girl is remanded in custody as search continues

'Full story' to emerge after runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest agrees to UK return

Lawyers for runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest said the "full story" of his disappearance with a teenage pupil will emerge after he agreed to his extradition back to the UK.

Jersey husband guilty of six killings after knife attack on family

A man who carried out a frenzied knife attack on six people, including his wife and two young children, was found guilty of manslaughter today.

A photograph of Dylan Cecil posted on Facebook by his aunt as rescue teams searched for the four-year-old

Dylan Cecil: Body found of four-year-old swept out to sea

The body of a four-year-old boy who slipped from a jetty into the sea has been found less than half a mile away from where he went missing.

Jessie Cave: Bookworm, Underbelly, Edinburgh

Jessie Cave would be the first to admit that she is one of life’s more precocious characters. A former tennis champion who used to play with the Murrays, her career was cut short by injury when she was 15. Her next move was into acting, most famously playing Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter films. Now 25, she has turned to comedy and has already worked with Simon Amstell on Grandma’s House.

Tia Sharp

Tia Sharp may have been smothered before body was wrapped in black bed sheet and bin bag and hidden in loft

Tia Sharp, the 12-year-old whose body was found in her grandmother’s loft last week, may have been smothered before her body was wrapped in a black bed sheet and bin bag and hidden.

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