Harlow MP Robert Halfron faced a backlash from Twitter users today after he branded visiting Sunderland fans as "scumbag football hooligans".
The tweet was accompanied by a photograph of rubbish in the streets; the apparent aftermath of a mass gathering on the streets of central London:
Went to London for dinner. Wish I hadn't. Scumbag football hooligans turn Covent Garden into a disgusting Cesspit http://t.co/rodb7Bfk47
It comes after many social media site users posted pictures of Covent Garden looking even more busy than usual on Saturday night.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman has confirmed that they were not aware of any trouble but they did make one arrest.
Sunderland fans descended on London last night ahead of today's League Cup Final against Manchester City.
The Red and White army gathered in Covent Garden to look ahead to the big match. Several fans dressed up as the club's legendary manager Bob Stokoe, who won the FA Cup for the Black Cats in 1973. Simon O'Rourke reports.
Sunderland fans descended upon Covent Garden in central London last night ahead of their team's League Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium today.
The aftermath of Sunderland fans in Covent Garden, this street probably had the least rubbish of all ? http://t.co/vSNNgTiv0g
A man from Wembley has been found guilty of attempted murder after attacking his girlfriend with a kitchen knife. Donovan Golding stabbed Nicolita Ghete during an argument at her home in Harrow. The court heard she almost died of her injuries, and only the quick response of the police saved her.
Ms Ghete received multiple knife wounds to the hands, torso and neck - the most serious injuries being the ones to the back. She is now paralysed for life from the chest down. Golding will be sentenced on 26 February at Harrow Crown Court.
Sgt Ruby Kadiri of Harrow police, who led the investigation, said:
“I am pleased with the verdict today but my first thought is for the victim in this case who now faces a life with a disability caused by a violent ex-partner who could not accept that his controlling relationship was over.
"He brutally attempted to kill Nicolita and then tried to claim a case of self-defence. I am happy for Nicolita that Golding has been found guilty and I would encourage anybody suffering from domestic violence to have confidence in police and come forward to report it.”
An elderly man has died after a fire at a house in Wembley.
Firefighters were called to Tudor Court North yesterday morning where part of the first floor had been damaged by the blaze.
The man had been brought out of the property before the Brigade arrived, but died later in hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Commuters travelling on the Tube yesterday were joined by the stars of the German national team.
Led by manager Joachim Lowe, the entire squad including Per Mertesacker, Mats Hummels and Andre Schurlle took the London Underground to Wembley for training as they prepared for tonight's friendly against England.
The German football association (DFB) claimed this was the first time the "A-Team" had used the "subway".
The DFB said the journey was not a publicity stunt, but a way of escaping the congested streets of the capital.
Germany and England are set to face each other tonight at Wembley as both Roy Hodgson and Joachim Lowe begin to assess their respective squads ahead of the World Cup in Brazil next year.
For all the build up to tonight's match and for live coverage of the game, visit ITV Sport
Wembley may be the home of British football, but it also moonlights as a venue for football of a different type.
This weekend the Americans are coming as the stadium hosts an epic NFL clash. So what can fans expect? Well giant foam hands, lots of hotdogs and of course the world famous cheerleaders. Dan Hewitt has been to meet the teams.
Surprisingly little was known about Ebenezer Cobb Morley, Arthur Pember, Charles WilliamAlcock, Francis Maule Campbell, John Forster Alcock, Herbert Thomas Steward,George Twizell Wawn and James Turner – the men that gathered to form The FA and draft the original 13 laws of association football.
But following a four-month search the Football Association found 16 living relatives.
From that point 150 years ago, football has grown immeasurably and The FA now helps to support seven million people playing the game from grassroots to elite level.
In theUK, it was discovered that Arthur Pember's family tree crossed with Charles Darwin's. In 1925, Pember’s great-niece marriedCharles Galton Darwin, the grandson of Charles Darwin and thus thecurrent Darwin dynasty is also related to one of football’sFounding Fathers.
JaneSleight, the great-great-granddaughter of Arthur Pember, and TomSteward, a relation of Herbert Thomas Steward, are the two relativesliving furthest away, hailing fromWashington DC and Auckland in New Zealand.
Blackheath Football Club were one of the founding clubs in the association and Francis Maule Campbell played for them.
It no longer exists but Civil Service FC - also founded around 150 years ago - are still playing. They were one of the teams involved in the very first football match to take place at Buckingham Palace - another event commemorating the FA's 150th anniversary - two weeks ago.
16 relatives of the Founding Fathers of football attended the ceremony at Wembley Stadium this morning.
Cultural historian Dr. Jane Clayton from the International Football Institute led a four month search for living descendants of the founding fathers.
The hunt has uncovered living descendants for six of the founding fathers.
The event today is the start of a week of celebrations for The FA’s 150th birthday, which will culminate in a Gala Dinner on the anniversary date itself this Saturday.