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Summary

  1. Raheem Sterling racism row
  2. Harry Redknapp wins I'm A Celebrity
  3. River Plate win Copa Libertadores final in extra time
  4. Everton v Watford (20:00 GMT)
  5. Get Involved: #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Ben Collins and Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

  1. Bye for now

    Was great to have you with us today and thanks for all your comments. Do join us later for coverage of Everton's home match against Watford.

    In the meantime, here's some of our other top football stories at the moment:

  2. Negative Sterling press coverage 'emboldens racist rhetoric' - PFA

    We're almost done for today but here's an update on our Raheem Sterling story.

    It features the recent statement by the PFA, which includes: "While it may be true that no racial slurs have been used in the press coverage received by Raheem and others, we are in no doubt that the negative narrative influences public opinion and emboldens racist rhetoric."

  3. Raheem Sterling racism row

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    Nixey: Disagree with Viv Anderson, the Kick It Out campaign has done wonders, however institutional racism is still prevalent in society, you will never completely eradicate though I agree with Sterling, media with a right-wing bias subliminally fuels racism.

    Richard: The fact that this Sterling speaking out has generated conversation around the subject of racism now within newspapers, podcasts, feeds and friends is testament to how important him taking action was/is. For this to be tackled we need to be having the conversations that lead to change. Hopefully now we will be more proactive to it as opposed to reactive.

    John G: There is a long way to go but in my opinion there is a lot less racism 'on the terraces' than when I first attended in the 80's. I am not belittling it though as it's heinous.

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    Ed, Wirral: Always thought Harry was the ideal man for England. Got the best out of average players. Alas, he is probably now for the celebrity circuit.

  5. BreakingKyle Walker-Peters signs Tottenham extension

    Kyle Walker-Peters

    Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Walker-Peters has signed a contract extension until 2023.

  6. Friends, jungle friends!

    I'm A Celebrity runner-up Emily Atack was full of praise for king of the jungle Harry Redknapp (via her friends before she had access to her social media for the first time in over three weeks).

    Could you go without Twitter for that long?

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  7. Premier League title race

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    Simon (not a Spurs fan): Can we rule out Spurs? Good wins against Man Utd and Chelsea and the only slip-up recently at Arsenal. Are also in the habit of beating the lesser teams with ease.

    Dave: It’s most likely between Man City and Liverpool, but you cannot rule out Chelsea after beating City and within minutes of beating Liverpool too…plus a rejuvenated Arsenal under Unai Emery could be a dark horse.

    Andy, Manchester: Why is there only talk now of the title race being "on"? City were only two points ahead at the start of the weekend and now trail by one. Surely it's more the fact that it's no longer a two-horse race.

  8. Australian jungle + sport = match made in heaven

    Wayne Bridge

    Football manager Harry Redknapp was the latest sports personality to take part in I'm A Celerity...Get Me Out of Here!

    He follows a string of ex-footballers (Wayne Bridge, Neil Ruddock, Jimmy Bullard) and former athletes to enter the jungle, with retired Superbike rider Carl Fogarty also winning the show in 2014.

    Other sports stars include Amir Khan, Phil Tufnell and Rebecca Adlington.

    We took a thorough look at the relationship between sport and the jungle over the years, before the latest series began. Take a look here.

  9. Who would you like to see in the jungle?

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    Andy Carson: Jose!!!!!!!

    Sarah Keeping: Jamie Vardy. Having read his autobiography, I think he will be hilarious to watch. Very funny and ultimately a really nice person.d

    Reckon the Leicester striker would stay longer than his wife Rebekah managed last year?

    Jamie and Rebekah Vardy
  10. Get In!

    Jamie Redknapp posted a video of him celebrating his dad being crowned king of the jungle on Instagram.

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  11. Get Involved

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    BBC Sports Personality of the Year has long been a staple of my pre-Christmas TV viewing. For many, I'm A Celebrity is now a must-see too.

    And in case you missed it last night, former Tottenham and West Ham manager Harry Redknapp won this year's edition.

    So we want to know what you think the future holds for Harry, and which football personalities you want to see in the jungle in future.

  12. World Sport Star of the Year

    BBC One

    Just stepping away from the football for a moment, voting is now open to decide the winner of the BBC's World Sport Star of the Year award.

    Formerly known as the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, votes can now be cast by those outside the UK for the first time.

    Voting will close on 14:00 GMT on Saturday, 15 December, with the winner announced later that day. You can cast your vote here.

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year will take place at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 16 December, live on BBC One from 7pm.

  13. 'We commend Raheem for his professionalism' - PFA

    Raheem Sterling

    In a statement, the PFA said it had contacted Raheem Sterling to offer its support.

    "The PFA condemn, in the strongest terms, the increase in racial abuse our members have been receiving from the terraces," the statement read.

    "We encourage all clubs to take the strongest possible action for fans found guilty of racially abusing players. We commend Raheem for his professionalism during the incident and the statement he made via Instagram on Sunday.

    "We stand with him in calling for the press to consider the coverage of all footballers carefully, and to end their imbalanced coverage aimed at young, black players."

    The PFA was also critical of the media's portrayal of the 24-year-old. The statement continued: "We have been aware for a few months of the targeting Raheem faces in the press, it is evident that he is often singled out and treated more harshly than his colleagues.

    "As such, these stories are fuelling racism within the game, as reports of racist abuse continue to rise."

  14. Get Involved

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    David Luiz

    But we also want to know your thoughts on the title race...

    Dave: Certainly cannot rule out Chelsea after their fine win against the champions.

  15. 'That game on 3 January will be huge' - Keown

    Here's what Match of the Day pundits Martin Keown and Ian Wright had to say about the Premier League title race.

    Defending champions Manchester City are set to host new leaders Liverpool on 3 January.

    Video content

    Video caption: 'Premier League title race is now on'
  16. Raheem Sterling raises some very valid points - Joseph

    2/2 Daily Mail journalist Anthony Joseph's statement continued...

    "Raheem Sterling raises some very valid points that the media need to listen to. If he feels he is being targeted by the media, as a whole, for his race, it needs to be looked at. And I know it has been debated for quite some time. But I can only explain the story I wrote - it was topical and not based on race.

    "I spoke to the player’s agent, who had no issue with the story at the time and how it was represented. Reporters don’t do headlines at MailOnline, but I still don’t feel it vilified him at all. It was just topical at the time.Nor, did I even make a connection of his colour - it didn’t even cross my mind. Those referring to the Phil Foden story need to understand that that was written by the Daily Mail paper - a completely different title and editorial team to MailOnline - and also by their sports section, in October.

    "The reaction to my story was bizarre at the time. Ironically, I received quite a lot of racist abuse for it - and have done again since the story was brought up yesterday (Sunday). People have been trying to call out alleged racism with actual racism towards me - it’s been astonishing."

  17. MailOnline reporter Anthony Joseph releases statement

    Anthony Joseph's MailOnline article about Manchester City youngster Tosin Adarabioyo reportedly buying an expensive house - despite not starting for City - was highlighted by Raheem Sterling as an example of ‘fuelling racism’.

    He vehemently denies it was in any way racist and says he has been racially abused himself as a result of the controversy.

    His statement reads: “The story was done in January at a time when BT aired a documentary on teenage footballers who are earning millions. It was topical and there was a huge debate about it. The same day there was at least an hour segment about the same issue on Talksport. The original story, which I followed up, appeared in the Sun."

    Continues in next post...

    Raheem Sterling
  18. What now for the Premier League title race?

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Everton's Merseyside rivals enjoyed a boost at the weekend but what does Liverpool's win at Bournemouth, coupled with Manchester City's defeat at Chelsea, mean for the Premier League title race?

    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty pondered that one here.

  19. Capoue sits out Everton trip

    Everton v Watford (20:00 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    It slipped under the radar a little bit yesterday but Watford's external appeal against Etienne Capoue's three-match ban has been unsuccessful, so he will miss tonight's trip to Everton.

    Watford lost an initial FA appeal against the red card Capoue received in the game at Leicester last weekend.

    The Hornets then went to arbitration, as they are entitled to do under Section K of the FA rules.

    This has now been rejected, so Capoue will also miss the home game against Cardiff on 15 December.

    Watford say they are 'very disappointed' at how the case has turned out.