For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Liverpool: Goalkeeper Alisson Becker was labelled a “life saver” by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for a last-gasp save that secured a 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield and progress to the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. Mohamed Salah’s stunning solo effort put the hosts in front 11 minutes before half-time, but Liverpool were nearly made to pay for their profligacy in missing a series of second-half chances. Alisson had barely been tested until the Brazilian number one spread himself brilliantly to deny Arkadiusz Milik a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser and go a long way to justifying the then-world record 67-million fee for a goalkeeper Liverpool paid Roma in July. “If I knew Alisson was this good — I would have paid double,” joked Klopp. “The goal Mo scored, what a goal! And the save Ali made (was) unbelievable. It was of course a life saver tonight.” Despite losing all three of their away games in Group C, three home wins at fortress Anfield were enough to see Liverpool through to the knockout stage on goals scored over the Italians in second place behind Paris Saint-Germain, who won 4-1 away to Red Star Belgrade to secure top spot.Read More | Roma stall Inter Milan’s progress in Serie A, AC Milan move to fourth”I’m still full of adrenaline, I could feel it in bubbles,” added Klopp. “This game was just amazing. The boys played with their whole heart on the pitch.”Read More | Neymar injury mars Paris Saint-Germain’s match against BordeauxLiverpool’s charge to the Champions League final last season was spearheaded by Salah’s 44-goal season. And after signalling his return to top form by scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday that sent Liverpool to the top of the Premier League, Salah’s 13th goal of the campaign relegated Napoli to the Europa League in the new year despite losing for the first time in Europe this season. “It’s a real shame our efforts haven’t been rewarded,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti.”We have no regrets. Overall the group of players have done extremely well, we took it down to the wire. You can’t expect to come to Liverpool and create 10 really good chances, we had one or two and didn’t have the luck to take one of them.” Van Dijk’s lunge The outcome could have been very different if Virgil van Dijk had been sent off rather than just shown a yellow card that will keep him out of the first leg of Liverpool’s last-16 tie for a dangerous lunge on Dries Mertens after just 15 minutes. UEFA will introduce the video assistant referee (VAR) system for the last 16, but Ancelotti bemoaned the delay in using the technology during the group stage. “Seeing on the video, I knew it was a red card,” added Ancelotti. “When VAR comes in (to) the Champions League, it is too late.” Liverpool took control as the first half wore on and broke the deadlock when Salah outmuscled Mario Rui and skipped past Kalidou Koulibaly before squeezing the ball underneath Ospina from a narrow angle. Had Liverpool conceded they would have had to win by two goals due to their 1-0 defeat in Naples, and the hosts failed to cash in on their dominance of the early stages of the second half and avoid a nervy ending. Salah pulled his shot into the side-netting with a far better angle from the one he scored, while Milner and Van Dijk sent long-range efforts flying just wide of the target.Ospina made acrobatic saves to keep out Salah and Mane once more before Mane failed to hit the target with two glorious chances to Klopp’s dismay. Napoli should have levelled 12 minutes from time when Jose Maria Callejon spooned over a glorious chance at the back post. But their best opportunity came at the death only for Alisson to stand tall to keep a 12th clean sheet in 22 appearances and ensure Liverpool live to fight another day in the Champions League this season.
-Smith, Barnwell stand out among starsGUYANA Jaguars wrapped up an emphatic 10 wicket win over Leeward Hurricanes to get their 2020 Regional 4-Day title defence off to a great start.The Jags racked up 388 runs in their first innings thanks to half-centuries from top-scorer, Chris Barnwell, who led with 82, captain Leon Johnson and openers Chandrapaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul.Leewards then stumbled in their chase as they ran into a hostile Niall Smith who snatched 6 wickets with his steamy right-arm pace on red-ball debut for the Champs.Jahmar Hamilton led the resistance with 53 amongst a dismal batting card. After being skittled out for 155 in their 1st innings, Hurricanes bounced back thanks to a sublime 99 from Windies opener Kieran Powell.The left-hander shared a 150-plus run opening stand with Montcin Hodge who hit 62. However, after gaining just a slight lead of 20, following their 2nd innings 254-10, Guyana then knocked off their target in no time.The Jags earlier operated with a pack-like mentality as the wickets were shared evenly among the frontline bowlers.Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer both returned identical figures of 3-55 while speedsters Smith grabbed two as he ended the match with 8 wickets in total and keon Joseph who also bagged a pair.The match came to a calm end as Hemraj stroked a four in his score of 8 not out while Chandepaul was the unorthodox aggressor of the two, smashing a six and two fours as he raced to 14 off 11; sealing an exceptional win for the 5-time defending champions. (Clifton Ross)
INDIANA Pacers earned the right to be the “home” team to begin their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against Heat by beating Miami 109-92 on Friday in both teams’ regular-season finale near Orlando.Pacers and Heat will next play in a best-of-seven playoff series, beginning Tuesday. Indiana will enter the postseason as the fourth seed in the East, while Miami will be No. 5.With a majority of the teams’ best players sitting the game out – including the Pacers’ T.J. Warren and Domantas Sabonis, and Heat’s Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo – the loosely played game saw Indiana’s Doug McDermott and Miami’s Kendrick Nunn share game-high honours with 23 points. The scary moment occurred when Heat swingman Derrick Jones Jr took a hard fall in the third quarter and had to be attended to on the court for several minutes. Fearing a neck injury, he was taken off the floor on a stretcher. Jones was diagnosed with a strained neck.Philadelphia 76ers 134 – Houston Rockets 96 Tobias Harris paired 18 points with seven rebounds in 24 minutes while Joel Embiid added 14 points and six rebounds in limited action as Philadelphia turned a blistering first-half shooting display into a runaway victory over Houston.The 76ers shot 60 percent prior to the intermission, including a robust 10 of 16 on 3-pointers, in cruising to a 24-point halftime lead.James Harden recorded his 22nd double-double for Rockets, posting game-highs in points (27) and assists (10). With a pair of free throws at the 5:39 mark of the first quarter, Harden passed Hall of Famer centre Walt Bellamy (20,941 points) for 36th in NBA career scoring.Toronto Raptors 117 – Denver Nuggets 109 Stanley Johnson scored a season-best 23 points to lift Toronto past Denver in the final regular-season game for both teams.Several regulars either did not play or had limited minutes for Raptors, who went 7-1 since the restart and have the second-best overall record in the NBA and begin the postseason next week as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.Paul Watson added 22 points for Toronto, who rested Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet. OG Anunoby and Serge Ibaka were out with knee injuries.P.J. Dozier scored 20 points and Monte Morris added 16 for Denver, who are slotted as the fourth seed in the West. Top players Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray both played less than 11 minutes.Los Angeles Clippers 107 – Oklahoma City Thunder 103 (OT) Terance Mann recorded career bests of 25 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, and Los Angeles defeated Oklahoma City in overtime in the regular-season finale for both teams.Amir Coffey scored a career-high 21 points before fouling out with 6.7 seconds left for Clippers. Patrick Patterson had 17 points and a career-best 14 rebounds, while JaMychal Green added 13 points and eight rebounds for Los Angeles.Hamidou Diallo led Thunder with a career-high 27 points, while Dennis Schroder contributed 17. Schroder, who recently returned to the bubble after the birth of his second child, played in his first game since August 1.
Sprinter, Ogho-Oghene Egwero and quartermilers, Orukpe Eraiyokan and Patience Okon-George jumped to the front of the queue as favourites in their respective events as the final countdown begins for the 20th National Sports Festival holding in Benin City, Edo State.The trio put up impressive performances in the dress rehearsal for the athletics event of the Festival tagged Test The Track Competition held at the ‘brand new’ Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium at the weekend.Egwero, a multiple national 100m king proved he is still a strong force in the blue ribband event he once dominated, stopping the clock at 10.23 seconds to win, a personal season’s best and the fastest time run by a Nigerian so far this term. It is also the third fastest time he has run in the event since 2018. It was also the third time this season he has dipped inside 10.30 seconds, the only Nigerian to have done that this season and has now laid down the marker for Enoch Adegoke, hitherto the favourite for the Festival 100m gold who won in the first AFN organised meetings this year and Idjesa Uremu who ran 10.32 seconds to place second behind Egwero in Benin. In the men’s 400m, 2015 African Games finalist, Eraiyokan proved talent is permanent as he raced to the top of the Nigeria list with an encouraging 46.42 seconds performance to win the race ahead of Sikiru Adeyemi (47.43) and Atanda Akindele (47.47). The 27-year old Eraiyokan is the seventh Nigerian man to run inside 45 seconds over the quartermile following his incredible 44.95 seconds performance in Brazzaville, Congo in 2015 and he now looks to be one of the athletes host state, Edo will be banking for gold.In the women’s version, Okon-George sent a strong warning to 2019 Nigeria leader and World Athletics Championships semifinalist, Favour Ofili with her impressive 51.84 seconds performance to win the event ahead of Efejiro Praise Idamadudu (52.76) and Glory Patrick (53.85).She is now the fastest Nigerian so far this year over the distance, supplanting Ofili who ran 52.54 seconds in Ado Ekiti a fortnight ago. She has now broken 52 seconds every season since she ran 51.87 seconds in Calabar in June 2013. Like Eraiyokan, Okon-George is one of the seven Nigerian female quartermiler who have dipped inside 51 seconds and her 50.71 seconds performance on her way to a silver medal finish over the distance at the 2015 African Games is the fifth fastest time ever run by a Nigerian. Meanwhile, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) President, Olamide George is delighted with the performances of the athletes and believes they are positive signs as Nigeria strives to qualify for the relay events of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.George is specially delighted the athletics event of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival will be live on television.“This is unprecedented in the history of the Festival and I want to thank the government of Edo State for trying to redefine how the Festival is organised. “We plan to take advantage of that and discus with SuperSport Nigeria, the host broadcaster for the Festival. We promise to deliver a world-class event in a world-class arena that the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium is,” he said,adding that the stadium will host many AFN events after the Festival and in the coming years.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Now WG welcomed Fayetteville-Manlius on Friday, a far tougher assignment than years past with the Hornets off to a 5-3 start under second-year head coach Lucas Tucci.None of this affected the Wildcats much as its defense was close to perfect in the first three quarters, silencing F-M’s group of 3-point shooters and building a 52-24 margin on the way to prevailing 59-47.Aside from their strong defense, Amica and Kam Jones led a well-balanced attack with 12 points apiece. Sam Gallager earned eight points, with Benson getting seven points and Dudzinski adding six points.As for the WG girls, it knew that its first of two crucial encounters with Cicero-North Syracuse loomed on Tuesday and it did not want to slip in the two games leading up to it.It wasn’t a problem for the Wildcats last Tuesday as it routed Henninger 63-26. With steady production, WG built a 38-12 advantage by halftime and had nine different players get on the scoreboard.Molly Coyne led with 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Catie Cunningham got 13 points, while Molly Benetti and Emma Garvey had eight points apiece and Erin DiPaola got six points.It figured to be tougher against Fayetteville-Manlius on Friday night, and it certainly turned out that way, with WG needing to go to the wire to hold off the Hornets 56-54.All game long, the two sides traded scoring bursts. F-M was led again by Lexie Roe, who poured in a game-high 19 points and got help from Lily Fish, who had 16 points.Yet WG withstood all of it and held on at the end by possessing a bit more depth buoyed by the 16 points Meredith James put up. Cunningham had 14 points, with DiPaola getting eight points, Coyne seven points and Julia Logana six points.A big one loomed Tuesday as the Wildcats visited Cicero-North Syracuse prior to a Friday game at Nottingham, the boys hosting both the Northstars and Bulldogs during the week.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story For wildly varying reasons, each of the West Genesee basketball teams needed strong performances in the first full week of 2020.The boys Wildcats had a need to reestablish its status in the wake of narrow back-to-back defeats to Shenendehowa and Baldwinsville before and after the new year.On its home court last Tuesday night, WG faced Henninger, and while it struggled to score baskets early, its defense made up for those problems as the Wildcats would defeat the Black Knights 65-54. During a cold first half, WG worked through its slump by keeping Henninger in check, especially in the second quarter, when the Black Knights managed just three points.Eventually, the pace quickened, and a 17-7 third quarter put the Wildcats in control, with both teams putting in lots of points in the final minutes due to free throws.Seven of Will Amica’s 22 points came at the foul line as Max Dennington also hit seven foul shots on his way to nine points. Adam Dudzinski had 11 points as John Benson got six points. Tags: basketballWest Genesee
Relax, Madison: the men’s basketball team is back and going to the NCAA tournament. Here is why: Kevin Gullikson.With lengthy 6-foot-11 Brian Butch out with yet another injury, Gullikson shined in his place in Wednesday’s 18-point spanking over Indiana.The walk-on, who claims he never misses an episode of “Laguna Beach,” took charge Wednesday and helped catapult the Badgers’ victory with seven points and seven rebounds. He was everywhere. Guarding Indiana’s big man Marco Killingsworth, check; running the post, check; getting up on the glass, check; grabbing rebounds, check; drawing the final two fouls on Killingsworth, double check. It was one of the best performances by a reserve to date and when he strutted off the court, he received a gratuitous cheer from Badger faithful and his fellow teammates. “He played extremely well,” head coach Bo Ryan said of Gullikson after the game. “If I gave out game balls, they would go to Kevin and Tanner [Bronson], but I told Tanner I wouldn’t give it to him because he missed a couple of free throws. That was the best reaction I got from the players in the locker room in about five or six games. They kind of booed me, but Kevin just did everything.”Gullikson will continue to do as much as possible to make a name for himself and his team. He is only a freshman and he is hungry. After appearing in only half of the games last semester, it was obvious then that the forward from Minnesota was eager for more.With three players removed from the lineup, Gullikson started to see more playing time over winter break and even notched his first pair of career points against Louisiana Tech.However, with the Badgers on a rare losing streak prior to the Hoosier defeat, Gullikson was sporting an unusual look of frustration on his face during games and practices. It was only fitting that he would release it against Indiana. “I really like the way he’s developing,” Ryan said. “He’s very attentive, an attentive basketball student. I always like those kind of guys.”Along with Gullikson, fellow freshman teammate Joe Krabbenhoft will also help lift the Badgers to the NCAA tournament.Although Krabbenhoft’s game has been cold as of late, he has still been an important contributor on the court, with UW the beneficiary. Both Gullikson and Krabbenhoft appropriately compliment each other, similar to the dynamic between point guards Kammron Taylor and Michael Flowers. With the end of the season fast approaching, Gullikson and Krabbenhoft are the two that will make the difference in whether UW goes NIT or NCAA. Ideally, the Badgers are going to need 20 wins to comfortably qualify for the NCAA tournament. With six games remaining (four away, two home) and then the Big Ten tournament, it’s not going to be easy for the team. The last two games of the season are at Iowa and Michigan State, not easy places to play, especially since both schools are undefeated at home. The Badgers can’t always rely on Taylor or Alando Tucker, but with a little help from Gullikson and Krabbenhoft, expect UW to make another appearance at the NCAA tournament this year.
However, the Brazilain will be available to play for the Les Parisiens in their next Ligue 1 game, according to the French League governing body.Neymar Jr completed his £200m move to the French capital on Thursday, and will reportedly earn £40.3m in wages per year after tax, with around £515,000-a-week. The Brazilian had a lap of honour inside the stadium as fans sonorously chanted his name before PSG kick off their Ligue 1 campaign. Worlds most expensive footballer, Neymar Jr, has been unveiled to a capacity filled Parc des Princes, ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 season opener against Amiens SC.25-year-old Neymar, who moved to the French capital club from Barcelona, missed the season opening game due to his ITC (International Transfer Certificate) not being submitted to the LFP in time. Video Credit: Twitter.com – PSG OfficielRelatedNeymar Unveiling – Watch Paris Welcome Neymar To Paris Saint-GermainAugust 4, 2017In “Europe”Video – Watch Neymar Arrive Paris For PSG UnveilingAugust 4, 2017In “Europe”BREAKING: PSG Signs Kylian Mbappe From MonacoAugust 31, 2017In “Europe”
EGL has confirmed Gear of War esports will return to the UK on the 9-10th of June, hosted at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club.First reported by Esports News UK, EGL London will be the second Gears event in the UK after EGL hosted a successful event with their Gears open, Sheffield.EGL London will see 32 teams battle it out in a double elimination format with $20,000(£14,726) split among the top 4 teams with first place taking $10,000(£7,364). While the top 32 teams will take home a share of 68.000 Gears Pro Points, with 10,000 going to first place.The event will seed teams based on their accumulated Pro Circuit Pro Points with teams required to submit their rosters before June 7th. Due to the games age rating, EGL has put an 18+ rating for event attendees. For those not able to attend the event in person, EGL will stream the tournament live on both Twitch.tv and Mixer.The weekend of June 8-10 might have some fans wondering “That seems like a date I’ve seen before” and you would be correct. From the Rocket League World Championships, hosted at the Copper Box Arena. The ECS season 5 finals which will take place at Wembley and epicLAN will also host its UK lan event that same weekend at the Kettering Conference Centre. The weekend was even subject to a recent Twitter poll by ESI which asked fans what event they would attend.Stamford Bridge has hosted esports events in 2018 already with ESI hosting our Super Forum at the stadium in March. Esports Insider says: More events in England is great news. 2018 looks set to be the busiest year with huge events across multiple different esports being hosted around the countries largest cities. Gears of War has a smaller but dedicated following and with recent Gears of War 5 rumours, it could be an important year for the Microsoft exclusive title.
Last week’s NFL DFS “Core Four” surprisingly didn’t crash and burn due to the inclusion of Brandon Allen, so we’re going back to another value for Week 10 daily fantasy football action. We’re assuming that Le’Veon Bell will be out and plugging in sleeper Bilal Powell, which allows us to jam a bunch of high-priced studs in to our GPP lineup in hopes of winning a FanDuel tournament.If you’re new to this article, we pick four players every week we’ll be overweight in our lineup builds. Then, we give an example of how we’d fill in around them in tournaments. Our “Core Four” this week is Powell, Christian McCaffrey, Michael Thomas and DeVante Parker. This isn’t an “optimal lineup”; rather, it’s an example of one you could build if you start with our “Core Four”. If you’re looking for more great NFL, NBA, or MLB, or PGA DFS advice, check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj). WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerFanDuel Picks Week 10: NFL DFS example lineup for GPPsQB: Jameis Winston, Buccaneers vs. Cardinals ($7,900)For my GPP lineup example, we are going to stack the Bucs-Cardinals matchup. I’ve looked to stack against the Cardinals virtually every week this season, and that isn’t going to change this week as they head to Tampa to face one of the most fantasy-friendly offenses in the league in the Bucs. WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cashCORE PLAY: RB: Christian McCaffrey, Panthers @ Packers ($10,500)I feel like a complete square including McCaffrey in this week’s core plays, but there will be plenty of people out there who decide to fade him in both cash games and GPPs based on his sky-high price tag of $10,500. The thing is, even at that price he might still be underpriced. Consider that McCaffrey has met or exceeded his salary expectations in every game he has played this season aside from an early-season Thursday night matchup against the Buccaneers, who are ranked in the top five in virtually every defensive rushing metric. His matchup this week is also elite against a Green Bay defense that ranks in the bottom five against running backs and just made Melvin Gordon look good for the first time all year. CMC is the first name I’m locking in for cash games, and thanks to our next core play, there is more than enough value to jam him into as many GPP lineups as possible, as well. CORE PLAY: RB: Bilal Powell, Jets vs. Giants ($4,500)Jets starting RB Le’ Veon Bell emerged with a knee injury following their Week 9 matchup and was sent for an MRI on Monday. At the time of this writing, an official injury has not been announced, but the team immediately went out and signed RB Josh Adams, which is a bad sign for Bell’s health. Given Bell’s long injury history, I’m going to project that he is out at least for this week, which opens the door for ol’ reliable Powell to take the lead role in the Jets backfield at a stone minimum price of $4,500 on FanDuel. Powell has been the only running back other than Bell to see carries in the last two weeks, and while Ty Montgomery might see some passing work, I’m projecting Powell to see the lion’s share of touches should Bell be out. We’ve seen Powell be more than serviceable over the last few seasons when he has gotten the lead role, and his price tag alone opens up access to CMC, two elite wide receiving options, and a top-end quarterback. Should Bell be out, Powell becomes this week’s Jaylen Samuels. MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderCORE PLAY: WR: Michael Thomas, Saints vs. Falcons ($8,700)With Bilal Powell (likely) opening up plenty of value for us, we have the luxury of being able to afford a few top wide receivers to pair with McCaffrey. For me, I’m going all the way up to the top and prioritizing Thomas in cash games. Thomas has easily been the most consistent wide receiver in football this year, and he has a real shot at taking down Marvin Harrison’s NFL record for receptions in a season. It hasn’t mattered who is at quarterback for the Saints this season, but we can’t say that Thomas’ upside is lower with Drew Brees back at QB. Thomas and the rest of the Saints passing attack have the best possible matchup — at home against the Falcons. Atlanta’s defense is pathetic, and I don’t think that it has the talent in the secondary to show much improvement coming out of its bye week. Thomas has at least 89 yards or a touchdown in every game this season, and this is a spot so good that it is hard to see a path where he completely busts a cash game lineup. CORE PLAY: WR: DeVante Parker, Dolphins @ Colts ($5,800)FanDuel always offers some nice value at wide receiver, and this week the top option, at least in terms of projected target share, is Parker, who will see his role in the offense bump up after Preston Williams was ruled out for the season because of a knee injury. Parker has been decent for Miami when Ryan Fitzpatrick has been under center and has seen some nice volume in the offense with 24 targets over the past three games to go along with four touchdowns over the past five games. Williams’ absence should open up a few more targets for Parker in a neutral matchup against the Colts. At $5,800, he is the best value wide receiver on the slate and is viable in both cash games and GPPs. WR: Chris Godwin, Buccaneers vs. Cardinals ($8,200)The biggest decision that you’ll have to make is who to stack with Winston in this game. Mike Evans has been on fire over the last few weeks, but I’m going to go with Godwin, who has the better matchup working out of the slot. I know that Patrick Peterson has been mediocre this season and was torched in his last game against the Saints, but I feel like this is the ideal spot for Godwin, who will likely come in at lower ownership. WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endTE: O.J. Howard, Buccaneers vs. Cardinals ($5,000)I’m going to keep the cheap Howard in my lineup in the hopes that this is a four-touchdown outing for Jameis Winston, and Howard can finally get on the board against a Cardinals defense that has allowed nine touchdowns to tight ends already this season. FLEX: WR Christian Kirk, Cardinals @ Buccaneers ($5,700) It’s hard to trust any Cardinals WR given how much they spread the ball and their low average depth of target, but Kirk is the most explosive Cardinal wide receiver, and you have to think that one of them has a big game against an atrocious Bucs’ secondary.D/ST: Cleveland Browns vs. Bills ($3,500)We spent down from the Jets in our cash lineup to be able to fit in Kirk at the FLEX position. Josh Allen is turnover prone, so we’ll bet on a few takeaways.
“I don’t want to think about it. I just want to move on.”Fred enjoys the support of his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who called the incident “unacceptable,” and opposing boss Pep Guardiola, who said he thought the club would “take the right decision so it doesn’t happen again.”The FA’s anti-discrimination campaign, Kick It Out, said they hoped “swift action” would be taken. Manchester City have said that any fan guilty of racism in the ground will be banned for life.MANCHESTER DERBY: Tim Howard says it’s like nothing American fans have seen”Unfortunately we are still in a backward society,” Fred told ESPN Brazil. “[It’s a shame] we still have to live with that in 2019. On the field I didn’t see anything, I saw it only in the locker room afterwards.”The guys showed me. He even threw a lighter and it hit me. I try not to care about that. I try to look ahead.”The player, who joined United from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018, acknowledged that the problem happens elsewhere, but said giving the abusers attention only served their interests.He also called for unity, such as his teammates demonstrated in the dressing room after the game, a 2-1 win for his team.”Unfortunately, this is happening in some stadiums. It happened here, it happened in Ukraine with some friends. It’s sad, but we have to keep our heads up and forget about that.”We can’t give them any attention because that’s all they want. I spoke to the referee after the match, they will do something about it and that’s all.”We are all the same regardless of skin color, hair and gender. We came from the same place and we all go to the same place when it’s all said and done.”Thank God I have a lot of friends here in the locker room who hugged me, like Lingard. Fred has said that racist incidents, such as the abuse he suffered in Saturday’s Manchester derby, are evidence of “a backward society.”Television footage showed a fan apparently making a monkey gesture toward the Brazilian midfielder and Manchester United teammate Jesse Lingard . Soon after the incident, Fred was hit by at least one object thrown from the stands.