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N-word controversy at awards

The Professional Footballers’ Association have accused a comedian of making “offensive” remarks during his stand-up routine at their awards ceremony – and have him to return his payment.

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Profile: Player of the Year Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is considered one of the most talented left-wingers in the world. His specialism in free kicks, speed and offensive style of play have earned him acclaim.

  • Age 23
  • Began professional career playing left-back at Southampton
  • Joined Tottenham Hotspur in May 2007 for a fee of £7.5m
  • Ability at taking free kicks compared with that of Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Despite being eligible to play for England he has chosen to play for Wales so far
  • Previously won PFA Player of the Year in 2011

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