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HOT OR NOT: Let’s hope Bobby Duncan’s prospects don’t disappear like his agent

HOT OR NOT: Let’s hope Bobby Duncan’s prospects don’t disappear like his agent while referee Anderson Daronco made a brave step in football’s battle to eradicate abuse

  •  Eric Cantona gave a bizarre speech in front of a large audience in Monaco
  • Anderson Daronco temporarily halted Vasco Da Gama’s match against Sao Paulo
  • EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans admits they need to learn from Bury loss

It’s Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail’s Dan Matthews reveals what’s been making him feel warm and what’s been leaving him cold this week.

HOT

Eric Cantona

There was Shakespeare, science but no sardines when Eric Cantona lit up the Champions League draw in Monaco. ‘What’s going through your mind?’, he was asked after winning the UEFA president’s award. King Lear, it turned out.

Eric Cantona performed a bizarre on-stage speech as he received the Uefa President’s Award

T20 cricket

Nearly 50,000 people turned up for Surrey’s two sold-out T20 clashes at The Oval. On Tuesday, 4,000 bought tickets for the final day of the final Ashes Test at The Oval, with 59 per cent of buyers new to Test cricket. Imagine if more games were on free-to-air TV.

Anderson Daronco

The referee temporarily halted Vasco Da Gama’s match against Sao Paulo after homophobic chants by supporters. It comes less than two weeks after officials in France paused Nancy’s game with Le Mans over offensive chanting. A small step in football’s battle to eradicate abuse, but a brave one.

Anderson Daronco temporarily halted Vasco Da Gama’s match against Sao Paulo

Anderson Daronco temporarily halted Vasco Da Gama’s match against Sao Paulo

NOT

Saif Rubie

The dispute over the future of Liverpool forward Bobby Duncan, 18, is sad to see. His agent Saif Rubie insulted Jamie Carragher on Twitter and called the club’s sporting director Michael Edwards a glorified data analyst. He’s since deleted his account but let’s hope Duncan’s prospects don’t disappear too.

Duncan's agent Saif Rubie responded to Carragher's advice on the social media platform

Duncan’s agent Saif Rubie responded to Carragher’s advice on the social media platform

James Haskell

The former England rugby star says he is taking his switch to MMA seriously and would be embarrassed if he was like Freddie Flintoff during the ex-cricketer’s short boxing career. But Flintoff did one thing right — he got out unscathed. Let’s hope Haskell can do the same.

The EFL

EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans admits they need to learn from the expulsion of Bury. What took them so long? The situation Bury and Bolton are in hardly crept up on the EFL. These clubs have been broken slowly, right in front of their eyes.

EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans admits they need to learn from the expulsion of Bury

EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans admits they need to learn from the expulsion of Bury



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