Former Northampton Town player Clarke Carlisle has been seriously injured after being hit by a lorry.
Reports say it happened on the A64 in North Yorkshire at 7.30am this morning.
North Yorkshire Police would only confirm that a man was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries after the accident. It is appealing for witnesses.
A man from Cheltenham who admitted sending racist tweets to two footballers has been ordered to pay £500 compensation to them.
The messages were sent to Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle when they were playing for Northampton at Whaddon Road.
Twenty-five-year-old Ben Townsend has also been ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work.