Trippier wants to ‘stay in England’ amid Juve talk

first_imgKieran Trippier wants to stay in England, with the Tottenham defender generating talk of interest from Serie A giants Juventus and Napoli.The 28-year-old is among those who could be heading out of north London this summer as Mauricio Pochettino is finally freed to make adjustments to his squad after two windows of no movement.Trippier concedes that his performances in 2018-19 were not good enough, with his standards slipping on the back of a memorable World Cup campaign with England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? He has already stated a preference to remain with Spurs, but accepts that decision may be taken out of his hands.Italy could be one potential landing spot for the right-back, but he is eager to continue his career in the Premier League.Quizzed again on his future in the wake of a Champions League final defeat to Liverpool, Trippier told reporters: “I don’t know.“I go home now, spend time with my family, just recover after a long, difficult season. Everybody’s got a decision to make, no matter what.“Obviously this club has been very good for me over the last few years but I’ll enjoy my summer, come back in pre-season and that’s when I’ll sit down with the manager and have a talk about my future.“I see a lot of speculation about me not being here. I give everything, 100 per cent every game, win lose or draw. So we’ll see what happens in pre-season.”Trippier, who has been left out of England’s squad for the Nations League finals, added on the rumours of a switch to continental Europe: “I want to stay in England. But what can you do?“I’ll see what happens and what the club wants, most importantly.“I give everything for this club – training sessions, games – so we’ll see what happens in pre-season.”Trippier has been with Tottenham since joining from Burnley in the summer of 2015.He has made 113 appearances across four seasons, with the right-back berth having been made his own in Pochettino’s plans since England team-mate Kyle Walker headed to Manchester City in 2017.last_img read more

New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers

New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers NEW YORK, N.Y. – A popular New York restaurant has become the latest victim of a fake-news conspiracy about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.Roberta’s, a Brooklyn restaurant known for its wood-fired pizza, received telephone calls threatening its employees, police confirmed on Wednesday.There have been no arrests. A telephone call to the restaurant on Wednesday night went unanswered.The threatening calls to Roberta’s came after social-media users connected the restaurant to the Pizzagate hoax centred on the Washington restaurant Comet Ping Pong. One caller referenced an email from Clinton’s private server and noted the Clintons attended a donor’s birthday party at Roberta’s years ago.The hoax took a dangerous turn on Sunday when a man, Edgar Maddison Welch, fired a rifle inside Comet Ping Pong while trying to “self-investigate” the conspiracy, police said.Court records state Welch, of Salisbury, North Carolina, fired an AR-15 assault rifle in the restaurant but later walked out with his hands up, leaving his rifle and other weapons inside. They say he told police he had “read online that the Comet restaurant was harbouring child sex slaves and that he wanted to see for himself if they were there.”They say he said he “was armed to help rescue them” and “surrendered peacefully when he found no evidence that underage children were being harboured in the restaurant.”Welch was arrested on several charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon. No one was injured in the shooting.One of Welch’s friends told The Washington Post she doesn’t think he intended to shoot anyone.“He most likely really believes the conspiracy theory,” said Kathy Sue Holtorf, who lives in California and works as a film producer. “He’s a good guy with the best of intentions. He probably saw himself as more on a hero mission to save children than anything else.”The origins of the conspiracy theory are unclear. Some elements trace back to hacked emails from Clinton chief of staff John Podesta that were released by Wikileaks and refer to pizza parties, with online commentators speculating that “pizza party” is code for something nefarious.By Nov. 3, Comet Ping Pong, so named because patrons can play Ping-Pong on tables in the back, had been pulled into the conspiracy, which the restaurant’s owner has flatly denied.“Let me state unequivocally: These stories are completely and entirely false, and there is no basis in fact to any of them,” owner James Alefantis said in a statement on Sunday. “What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences.”The threatening calls to Roberta’s were first reported by DNAinfo. by Tom McElroy, The Associated Press Posted Dec 7, 2016 8:39 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more