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Sport in brief: February 26, 2021

RUGBY LEAGUE: Keighley Cougars have incorporated the Progress Pride Flag on their playing kits for the 2021 rugby league season.

The League 1 club claim to be the first professional sports team in the world to incorporate the design, which includes the traditional rainbow design in addition to black and brown chevrons to represent people of colour, and blue, pink and white to represent the trans community.

FOOTBALL: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will return to Old Trafford after Manchester United were drawn against AC Milan in a Europa League last-16 tie.

The 39-year-old striker was a fan favourite during his short spell at United.

Ibrahimovic will head back to the club he scored 29 goals for in 53 appearances on March 11, before the last-16 tie is decided at San Siro on March 18.

F1: Sir Lewis Hamilton has said “inequities” continue to plague Formula One and that he will demand change for “as long as he has air in his lungs.”

Posting on Instagram yesterday, Hamilton said: “Last year some of us took a knee in support of equality which I am proud of. My question is, what’s next?

“We must keep pushing to hold ourselves and others accountable. We have to keep striving for equality for all, in order to continue to see true and lasting change.”

ATHLETICS: The Belarusian Olympic Committee elected the son of President Alexander Lukashenko as leader yesterday, despite the IOC and Tokyo Olympics banning both men in December for failing to protect athletes who took part in protests.

The decision increases the chance of Belarusian having to compete as an independent team in Tokyo.


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