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⏳ Monday Fix: Serious Sports News

⏳ Monday Fix: Serious Sports News

Morning all,

This is not usually a sports roundup, but today's NewsFix might just feel like one.

Manchester United player Mason Greenwood arrested on suspicion of rape and assault, Nadal makes a stunning comeback for an historic victory, and Eriksen could be set to return to the Premier League.

Until tomorrow,

Your Fixers


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Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.

He has also been suspended from the football club until further notice.

What is the background here? On Sunday, a woman posted images and a video of injuries to her Instagram account, alleging Greenwood was responsible. The woman also uploaded an audio clip, reportedly of Greenwood pressuring her to have sex with him.

As The Telegraph pointed out, the content appears to show "her bleeding from the mouth, bruised and being threatened after refusing to consent to sex".

Within hours, the social media content was deleted, but police took a statement from the woman, and Greenwood was subsequently arrested. Based on multiple media reports, it is understood he remains in custody.

Here is the most informative article we have found on this story.

Tennis star Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open, and has become the first male tennis player in history to ever win 21 Grand Slams.

In a thrilling game, Nadal came back from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev. As BBC Sport pointed out, the victory came months after Nadal feared a foot injury would stop him playing again.

Soon after, Roger  Federer went viral for his reaction to the victory. This win was so significant because prior to this tournament Nadal, Federer and Djokovic had all won 20 Grand Slams.

In Portugal, an election saw the country's centre-left prime minister return to power in a surprise victory.

Prime Minister Antonio Costa won an outright majority in the snap election, something that was not indicated in recent polls. Prior to the vote, Costa had even expressed his understanding of the need to work with likeminded parties in a coalition.

Background: The election was called in December when the coalition government led by Costa collapsed, in a dispute over the 2022 budget.


Spotify are to introduce a Covid-19 advisory on any podcast that discusses the pandemic.

Why? This comes amid a recent fallout over several discussions on Joe Rogan's podcast series. Rogan has repeatedly been accused of spreading "misleading and inaccurate claims about vaccines and the virus". Last week, singer Neil Young asked Spotify to remove his music from the platform over it, which was soon followed by Joni Mitchell. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are also understood to have expressed their concerns about misinformation to the platform.

Context: The Joe Rogan Experience is a podcast exclusively held on Spotify. As CNN noted, it is the platform's most successful podcast both in the US and the UK. In 2021, the podcast was downloaded 190 million times - per month. The deal with Spotify in 2020 was reportedly worth around $100 million.  


Sky Sports has reported Christian Eriksen is close to signing a deal to join Brentford.

The reported deal comes seven months after Eriksen collapsed during the Euros after suffering a cardiac arrest.


With all eyes on Ukraine, there was an unexpected issue for Russia last week, and it came from Ireland.

The Russian army was planning to carry out military exercises off the coast of Ireland this week, but fishermen pushed back - citing concerns over the impact to stock.

The best part of the piece below? Some of the fishermen met with Russia's Ambassador to Ireland last week to express their concerns.

"When you went in to the Russian Ambassador, what did you say to him?"
"Well, first of all we gave him some prawns."



50 years since Bloody Sunday, one of the darkest days during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

A journalist with The Irish Examiner, Aoife Moore, wrote a powerful piece about her uncle who was killed that day - Choosing not to hate over Bloody Sunday as hate eats at your heart.

Click the picture below to read our summary of what happened that day, and in the years after.


15 years since Joe Biden announced he was running for president for the second time. As you'll know, Barack Obama went on to win that election, with Biden as his vice president.