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The Detention of Hakeem al-Araibi
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2019 Moment #3 – The Detention of Hakeem al-Araibi

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini footballer, living in Australia on a protected refugee visa, was detained in Thailand from late 2018. A campaign, spearheaded by former Socceroo Craig Foster, secured high profile backing and created great support, ultimately securing Hakeem’s release.

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The Demise of Bury Football Club
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2019 Moment #2 – The Demise of Bury Football Club

Bury Football Club were expelled from the English Football League on 27 August 2019 as a result of financial problems. While the owner and previous owner of the club have been forced to shoulder a lot of the blame, the football authorities must also acknowledge and remedy their own failures. Bury FC were established 125 years ago and their expulsion is a tragedy for the town and local community, as well as the wider football world.

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