Saints’ boyband, Chelsea goodbyes and Mings opens up – Sunday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from August 9.


Saints’ players gave One Direction a run for their money!

Departing wingers Willian, on his birthday, and Pedro expressed their gratitude to Chelsea fans.

Tyrone Mings shared an interview with UEFA on the issue of racism.

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte settled a debate.

Veteran commentator Clive Tyldesley was all set for his Rangers TV debut.

Neil McCann and Clive Tyldsley commentating on the Rangers game
Neil McCann and Clive Tyldsley commentating on the Rangers game

Actor Russell Crowe was still celebrating Leeds’ promotion.

Crystal Palace wished their manager a happy birthday.

Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic used to be team-mates!

Liverpool pair Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold were enjoying their holidays.

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Summer time ☀️⚽️

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Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan wished new Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo well.


Neil Robertson needed a pit-stop mid frame at the Crucible.

MC Rob Walker gave an insight into coronavirus testing at the World Championship in Sheffield.


Stuart Broad, Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes revelled in England’s first-Test victory over Pakistan.

Pope has enjoyed a stunning start to Test cricket.

That is a wide!


Who knew New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was a twin?

Rugby League

An incredible try from Tom Johnstone.


Tyson Fury gave his backing to Manchester United as they headed to Germany for the last eight of the Europa League.

Formula One

Ahead of Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, McLaren opened their garage virtually to 500 fans who had the chance to talk to drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz.

Formula One drivers showed a united front at Silverstone.

World champion Lewis Hamilton loved the race despite not winning.


Dina Asher-Smith joined TikTok.


No day of rest for Petra Kvitova.

How I feel about being in the gym on a Sunday 😛

— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) August 9, 2020