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Keeper Bunn seals Villa switch

first_img “Aston Villa is a huge football club and this was too good an opportunity to miss out on. “I’m looking forward to getting to know my new team-mates over in Portugal at our pre-season training camp and I can’t wait to get started.” Bunn started his professional career at Northampton before moving on to Blackburn and also enjoying loan spells at Leicester and Sheffield United. He joined Norwich in 2012 and went on to make 31 appearances for the Canaries. The 30-year-old moves to the West Midlands after his contract at Norwich had expired and with veteran Villa goalkeeper Shay Given understood to be on the brink of joining Premier League rivals Stoke. “I’m delighted to find myself working with Tony Parks again as he was the goalkeeping coach at Norwich City so he knows me really well,” Bunn told the official Villa website. Press Associationcenter_img Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Mark Bunn on a two-year deal, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.last_img read more

Texans coach Bill O’Brien says he will kneel with players: ‘I’m all for it’

first_imgHe canceled virtual team activities on June 9 and instead encouraged players to attend the funeral service for Floyd. O’Brien attended the service along with star defensive end J.J. Watt, owner Cal McNair, offensive coordinator Tim Kelly, defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver and former defensive tackle D.J. Reader. “It wasn’t a conscious effort,” O’Brien said on the team’s response to Floyd’s death. “It wasn’t like we had a conversation together and decided to do it.”I think we just said enough is enough, and we’ve got to do what’s right. As an organization, we’re part of the conversation and we want to do our part.” Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said he will take a knee with players during the national anthem this NFL season to protest racial inequality and police brutality.  There have been nationwide protests in the United States after George Floyd — an African-American man — died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. A police officer was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck during an arrest after he was crying out for help as he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground.Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first player to kneel during the anthem in protest against racial injustice in 2016, before he was released the following year.MORE: How Kaepernick’s protest started a movement in NFLSaints star Drew Brees said players who knelt during the anthem were “disrespecting the flag,” comments which sparked fierce backlash and led to an apology, while President Donald Trump insisted kneeling is “disrespecting” the country.But O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle: “Yeah, I’ll take a knee. I’m all for it. The players have a right to protest, a right to be heard and a right to be who they are. They’re not taking a knee because they’re against the flag. They’re taking a knee because they haven’t been treated equally in this country for over 400 years.” The city of Houston mourns today.Rest in peace, George.— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) June 9, 2020O’Brien has been a supportive presence during the recent social justice fight.last_img read more