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Plymouth Argyle 'Show Racism The Red Card'

Students will put questions about racism to players from Argyle’s first team. Credit: ITV West Country

A project where professional footballers help promote racial understanding is being launched in Plymouth.

‘Show Racism The Red Card’ is being supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club will host students from the city as they take part in workshops exploring stereotypes and hate crime.

The students can then put questions about racism and ethnicity to players from Argyle’s first team.

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Lionel Ainsworth: Plymouth Argyle sign their first new player since promotion

Welcome to Home Park! Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA

Plymouth Argyle have signed winger Lionel Ainsworth as their first recruit since returning to League One.

The 29-year-old will move to Home Park following his release by Scottish Premiership side Motherwell.

In three seasons at Fir Park, Lionel made 138 appearances in the Scottish Premiership and cup, including the Europa League, scoring 27 goals and assisting 29.

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Leyton Orient star suspended following Argyle ballboy push

The FA have released the following statement:

"Leyton Orient’s Liam Kelly has been suspended for six matches with immediate effect following the game at Plymouth Argyle on February 14 2017.

It was alleged he committed an act of violent conduct in the 86th minute which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, contrary to FA Rule E3.

Furthermore, The FA claimed that the standard punishment for the offence would be clearly insufficient.

The player denied both the charge and the claim, however, following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Friday evening [February 17 2017], the case in respect of the charge of violent conduct was found proven.

Furthermore, the Regulatory Commission considered the standard penalty to be insufficient and ordered he serve an additional three match suspension, resulting in six matches in total."

Footage shows Leyton Orient player push Argyle ballboy

The video, from PAFC TV, shows the moment a ballboy was shoved to the ground by the captain of a professional football team.

The Football Association published the following statement regarding the issue:

"Leyton Orient’s Liam Kelly has been charged by The FA following the game at Plymouth Argyle on 14 February 2017.

It is alleged he committed an act of violent conduct in the 86th minute which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video, contrary to Rule E3.

Furthermore, The FA has submitted a claim that the standard punishment for this alleged offence would be clearly insufficient.

The player has until 6pm on 17 February 2017 to respond to the charge."

Plymouth Argyle ballboy 'shoved' during match against Leyton Orient

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Plymouth Argyle have issued this statement following their 3-2 loss to Leyton Orient:

"During Tuesday night's match against Leyton Orient......one of our ballboys was shoved to the ground by Orient captain Liam Kelly.

We have reviewed videos of the incident and we regard any physical or oral assault against our ballboys, or any representative of Argyle, to be utterly unacceptable.

We have reported the incident to the FA for them to take the appropriate action.

We are glad to say that the ballboy, although shocked by the incident, is otherwise okay and we thank the Green Army, on his behalf, for their concerns."

'Unfortunately I don't eat carbs': Plymouth Argyle gift giant pasty to Liverpool manager

It was all smiles after the game, which ended 0-1 to Liverpool. Credit: ITV West Country

This is the moment Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was given a proper West Country welcome to Home Park.

He was presented with a giant pasty to give him a taste of a South West delicacy.

So, how did it go down?

It's after Mr Klopp joked that he had no idea where Plymouth actually was, this present was put together to help educate him:

Credit: ITV West Country

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