Referee Milorad Mazic shows a red card to Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Photo: EPA
Peter Simpson
Opinion

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Home and Away by Peter Simpson

2016 hacks its way into the history books with a two-footed tackle on trust, decency and the game

The sexual abuse scandal in English football follows war and terror, Brexit, the death of a number of sporting greats and more in a horrible year

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Referee Milorad Mazic shows a red card to Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. Photo: EPA
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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson is a China-UK based journalist and the SCMP’s former Beijing 2008 Olympics news editor. He has covered major international news and sporting events, most recently the London 2012 Olympics and Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Peter is a Premier League season ticket holder at newly promoted Southampton FC.