Published:  12:04 AM, 10 October 2017

Worldwide waffling (10.10.2017)

Worldwide waffling (10.10.2017)

German professional footballer Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi "could be out for a while" after suffering a suspected torn ligament during Germany's final World Cup Qualifier against Azerbaijan.  The 25-year-old centre-back, who has started six of the Gunners' matches so far this season, was withdrawn in the first half of the 5-1 win in Kaiserslautern clutching his right groin and thigh area.  "Not a sight Arsenal fans want to see... Shkodran Mustafi withdrawn in the first half due to injury". @SquawkaNews

American politician, lawyer and current Vice President of the United States Mike Pence left a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after some players knelt during the National Anthem, saying he did not want to "dignify" the demonstration. "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," Pence wrote on Twitter. The vice president went on to issue a full statement opposing the protest.  "Mike Pence leaves football game after players kneel during national anthem." @FOXSanAngelo

Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer and film studio executive, accused of sexually harassing female employees for nearly three decades, has been fired by the board of his company. The Weinstein Company directors said that "in light of new information about misconduct", they had terminated Mr Weinstein's employment "effective immediately". "Harvey Weinstein fired from the The Weinstein Company following string of sexual abuse allegations." @TIME 

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said emphatically that his players will stand for the national anthem and not disrespect the flag, and if they do, the player or players will not play. The topic was raised after Vice President Mike Pence left Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers after more than 20 Niners knelt during the national anthem with their hands over their hearts, as was the case the previous week.
"Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is taking a hard line on protests during the national anthem".  @usatodaysports 

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