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Wednesday, April 21 2021


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If some elect to go their own way then they must live with the consequences of their choice, they are responsible for their choice. Concretely this means, either you are in, or you are out. You cannot be half in and half out. This has to be absolutely clear.

That’s the president of world football’s governing body, FIFA, issuing a clear warning to the 12 top-tier clubs who announced plans to form a breakaway European Super League. Within hours, six Premier League teams—Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur—pulled out of the ESL. Also a big reason: Raging fans who staged mass protests like these. Arsenal issued an open letter to their fans, saying they’d “made a mistake.” Who’s saying ‘I told you so’: Paris St-Germain which made clear it had zero intention of joining any such league.

Big Story

George Floyd gets a measure of justice

The TLDR: The jury found police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges. He kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for nine whole minutes and killed him. But everyone agrees, true justice for Black victims of police brutality cannot be delivered by a single verdict. We offer some quick background to the case, the trial and look at its significance.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • Bad news about carbon emissions
  • Facebook plays copycat, again!
  • Amnesty has a white privilege problem
  • A new culinary taste: Kokumi

 

A list of curious facts

  • Spock was actually terrible at logic
  • The langar at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara is a technological wonder!
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