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Sports law isn’t commonly talked about, but is an incredibly important and useful facet of the legal system. Whether representing a high-profile sports club, a governing body, a sponsor, or a smaller profile player or club, sports law is integral to the sporting industry.

The world of sport is incredibly popular, and followed by millions around the world. There are certain standards that should be upheld during matches, events, tournaments and more, and if these standards aren’t maintained, then there could be a law suit for a sports lawyer.

Mo Farah and Alberto Salazar

The Mo Farah saga runs on the latest biggest name in the athletics world to be tarred with the broad brush of accusations of doping is London 2012 golden boy Mo Farah. For me, the place to start is to make the punishment for missing tests as harsh as the punishment for failing them.

Drugs in Athletics / Disciplinary action in Sports

So, the latest big name in the athletics world to be tarred with the broad brush of accusations of doping is London 2012 golden boy Mo Farah. For me, the place to start is to make the punishment for missing tests as harsh as the punishment for failing them.

FIFA, THE FAI AND ‘HUSH’ MONEY

The collapse of the spot fixing prosecution against 13 footballers by the CPS following a 'further review of evidence' is indicative of the manner in which credibility of evidence, in particular witness evidence, is considered by the Court. 

Unless you have completely switched off from reality completely, you would have read, or heard about, a young man called Ched Evans, who has recently been released from prison, where he served half of a 5 year sentence for rape. Evans was (is, if you like) a professional football player and has attempted to resume his career upon his release, in the face of much opposition from various sections of society. Evans remains without employment.

There appears to be something fundamental in the Malky Mackay Text Message Scandal that everyone seems to have missed - including the LMA apparently. The messages in question are private messages taken from Malky Mackay’s personal phones - how did they get from his phones into the hands of Cardiff City FC?  The same question would apply to Iain Moody. This is a critical and fundamental question that seems to be the elephant in the room that everyone has ignored.

We have purposely kept out the most profane part of the tweet from the title – such is the shocking nature of it. 

Leafing through my copy of the Sunday Times yesterday morning, I noticed an interesting article from Richard Bevan, the Head of the League Managers Association, discussing how managers have requested the Football Association to step in and assist the epidemic of sackings, by placing sanctions on clubs who undertake a summary dismissal of technical staff – i.e. a yellow card system that is aggravated should this behaviour continue, which in turn could lead to directors of offending clubs being banned from holding directorships.

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