Valencia reveals United worry

first_img Press Association Three wins and a draw from their final seven games would be enough, and three of those remaining matches are at Old Trafford, with relegation-threatened Aston Villa and a Swansea side seemingly cruising towards the end of the season amongst the visitors. United visit Stoke on Sunday, with a trip to West Ham to follow on Wednesday. Victory in those matches would leave the Red Devils within touching distance of a record 20th championship, with Valencia eager to play some part after making only a fleeting appearance as a substitute against City. “They’re the manager’s decisions, but I was still a bit upset,” said Valencia. “In such an important game, to be not taken into account as a starter was upsetting.” Antonio Valencia has admitted Manchester United are “worried” about the potential for throwing away their massive advantage at the top of the Barclays Premier League.center_img Manchester City’s win at Old Trafford on Monday has kept alive their slim hopes of retaining the title but it would still require a staggering sequence of results for United to lose their advantage. “We’re a little worried,” Valencia told Ecuadorian radio station Sonorama. “Last year, we were eight points with six games to go and we lost the league. Now it is 12 games and seven points, and we don’t want it to happen again.” last_img read more

Mario Balotelli Instagram post to be investigated by FA

first_imgThe Football Association (FA) is to investigate a social media post by Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli which appeared to contain anti-Semitic and racist references.Balotelli, 24, deleted the post from his Instagram page  of Nintendo computer game character Super Mario.The Italian later tweeted to deny the text of the post was offensive.The FA confirmed it was looking into the post, while Liverpool said they will speak to Balotelli.A club spokesman told BBC Sport: “We are aware of the posting which has since been promptly deleted by the player.”We will be speaking to the player about the issue.” Responding to criticism on Twitter, Balotelli tweeted:  “My Mom is Jewish so all of you shut up please.”He also described reposting the image as “my unlucky moment”.However, former FA executive and current chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council Simon Johnson said Balotelli should face action.”We abhor all forms of racism, wherever it is found,” Johnson told the Daily Telegraph. “We call upon the FA to investigate this offensive social media post and to take action if appropriate if we are to succeed in kicking racism out of football.” Under the FA’s social media guidelines, the minimum ban for race-related breaches of rules is five games.In September, Merseyside Police investigated racist remarks made to Balotelli on Twitter after he posted a message during Manchester United’s 5-3 defeat against Leicester City.last_img read more

Jordan Tourism Board collaborates with Pammi Aunty to showcase tourism

first_imgSsumier Pasricha and his Internet-breaking hit sensation Punjabi alter-ego Pammi Aunty has entered into collaboration with Jordan Tourism Board, India Office, to promote the country’s tourism.The actor will be travelling in Jordan and visit destinations comprising Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and Amman, from where he will be making and posting videos. “Imagine Pammi Aunty swimming in the Dead Sea and calling Sarla Pehnji! It will be fun,” said Ssumier Pasricha.“Pammi Aunty in Jordan has already become an Internet sensation within a few hours of the first teaser video; and will mark a turning point for Jordan tourism and arrival numbers for Indians to Jordan,” commented Ashit Taneja, Country Manager, Jordan Tourim Board, India Office.The first video will have Pammi Aunty talking about being invited to Jordan. “She obviously doesn’t know anything about the country, so she will start reading about it,” says Ssumier, who is currently working on the creatives.last_img read more