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Carson Yeung quits Blues board

Birmingham City Owner, Carson Yeung, has cut all ties with the holding company that owns the club.

Carson Yeung is awaiting the verdict in a trial for money laundering Credit: PA

Yeung confirmed he had resigned from his position as executive director of Birmingham International Holdings Limited (BIHL) via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange earlier today.

A statement from BIHL read:

"The board of directors of Birmingham International Holdings Limited announces that Mr Yeung has resigned from all directorships of the group, including his position as an executive director with effect from 4 February 2014...

... Mr Yeung resigned for the reason to devote more time to his other personal commitments. Following his resignation, Mr Yeung holds no positions in the group."

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Blues players to promote equality in football

Birmingham City players will be visiting a local primary school today to promote equality in football.

Birmingham City's players will be visiting a primary in school in Birmingham today, promoting equality in football... Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

The news comes amid two racist-related incidents concerning footballers in the midlands.

Staffordshire Police are currently investigating racist tweets sent to former Aston Villa player Stan Collymore.

Former footballer and Aston Villa player, Stan Collymore, has been sent racist tweets... Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

West Bromwich Albion striker, Nicolas Anelka, has also been charged by the FA this week, for using an anti-semitic gesture as a goal celebration; a charge he denies.

Football fan arrested for inciting racial hatred

A man has been arrested for inciting racial hatred after he tore pages from a Quran during a Birmingham City and Middlesborough game.

The incident took place on Saturday 7 December at St. Andrew's and was reported to police by a match steward.

The man is now on bail and is banned from attending any football matches, or any cities where Middlesbrough FC are playing.

Birmingham City comment on King arrest

Speaking about footballer Marlon King's arrest on suspicion of dangerous driving after a three car crash in Nottinghamshire, a spokesman for Birmingham City said:

"We are aware of a road traffic accident involving our player and the matter is now being investigated by the police."

– Birmingham City FC

A man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries on Friday 26 April after the collision at Winthorpe near Newark.

Mr King was released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Footballer arrested after serious crash in Nottinghamshire

The crash involved three cars at the interchange of the A17/A46 near Winthorpe Credit: ITV Central

Championship footballer Marlon King has been arrested and bailed in connection with a three car crash in Nottinghamshire.

One man is in hospital with serious injuries after the collision at 2:50pm on Friday 26th April.

It happened in Winthorpe near Newark, at the interchange between the A17 and the A46.

The Birmingham City player was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, but was later released on bail.

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Birmingham City player arrested after three car smash

Marlon King in action at Birmingham City Credit: PA

Birmingham City player Marlon King has been arrested in connection with a three car crash in Newark in Nottinghamshire which left a man with serious injuries.

A 35-year-old man was airlifted to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottinghamshire after the collision on the Lincoln-bound carriageway of the A46/A17 interchange.

A Porsche, a Volkswagen Polo and a Vauxhall Astra were involved in the incident at 2.50pm on Friday 26 April.

Marlon King, 33, was released on police bailed last night pending further inquiries,

Karren Brady interview with Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan with Karren Brady Credit: ITV

The former managing director of Birmingham City Football Club, Karren Brady, will appear on Piers Morgan's Life Stories tonight on ITV.

She's expected to talk about her time at the club, which ended in 2009, and what it was like to be the director at just 23 years old.

Piers Morgan interviews Karren Brady Credit: ITV

Man banned from football matches following racist comments

A man has been banned from attending football matches for three years after he was found guilty of shouting racist comments at two players at Pride Park.

34-year-old Adam Smith, of Allenton, has also been fined £991 for the offences which took place at a match between Derby County and Birmingham City on 27th November.

Racist abuse or behaviour will not be tolerated by the police or Derby County FC. This sort of behaviour is not acceptable at the ground or anywhere.

We will use all legislation necessary to prevent and deter those who are intent on causing problems at any fixture either home or away.

– Superintendent Gary Parkin
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