Brekky Wrap: Liverpool Fans Slammed For 'Highly Offensive' X-Rated Banner
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Liverpool Football Club has slammed a "racist" banner unfurled by fans before a Champions League fixture in Genk overnight. The banner, of Belgian striker Divock Origi's head, photoshopped on to a naked body equipped with a large penis, hung in the Liverpool corner of the Luminus Arena more than an hour before kick-off. In a statement released shortly before kick-off, Liverpool condemned the banner, saying it "perpetuated a racist stereotype". "This is completely unacceptable. We acted swiftly to have the banner removed and we are now working with the local authorities and stadium team in Genk to identify those responsible. Any subsequent action will be taken in keeping with our sanctions process".
A truck driver has been arrested after the bodies of 39 people were found in a container in the U.K. Essex police confirmed the trailer arrived via ferry from Belgium. They’re now working to identify all of the victims. Charges are yet to be laid.
Donald Trump has announced the ceasefire in northern Syria is now permanent as he lifted sanctions against Turkey. The U.S. President has labelled the truce a ‘major breakthrough’. He’s been under fire for his decision to pull American troops out of the region, allowing Kurdish allies to come under attack.
Back home, a new study shows Australia will meet its 2030 carbon emissions target by replacing coal-fired power stations with renewable energy sources. Researchers from the Australian National University say that Australia has spent 11 times the global average on renewable power but massive future investments are needed to maintain carbon emission reductions.
Temperatures are set to soar around the country from today. Residents in Adelaide are preparing to swelter through 37 degrees, while Melbourne is forecast to hit 34. The heat will hit Sydney tomorrow.
Politicians will wear red badges today in memory of murdered schoolboy Daniel Morcombe. It marks the eve of Day for Daniel, a national day raising awareness of child safety. The 13 year old was abducted from a Sunshine Coast bus stop just before Christmas in 2003.
Sydneysiders will catch their first glimpse of Sculpture by the Sea today. The two-kilometre exhibition along Bondi Beach could be the last following a fall out between organisers and the local council.
In sport, Adelaide United has claimed back-to-back FFA cup wins with a huge four-nil win over Melbourne City. Al Hassan Toure, 19, claimed the Mark Viduka Medal as the man of the match.
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