Tributes paid to retiring Gareth Barry – Thursday’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 27.


Gareth Barry’s country and former clubs paid tribute to the midfielder after he announced his retirement.

Manchester United wished Paul Pogba well after the midfielder tested positive for coronavirus.

Jordan Henderson got off the mark for Liverpool nine years ago today.

Real Madrid signed Luka Modric on this day in 2012.

Joe Hart is already reaching new heights at Tottenham.

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What a stadium 🤯#TheDareSkywalk

A post shared by Joe Hart (@joehartofficial) on Aug 27, 2020 at 1:30am PDT

James Maddison and Ricardo Pereira are on the comeback trail.

The smile of a man who has just signed a new deal at Manchester United.

John Terry has still got an engine on him.

Zlatan was resting body and mind.

Manchester City unveiled their bold new third kit.

Leeds winger Ian Poveda is a big fan of JD Sports.

Sevilla highlighted a special day for their Europa League final hero.

While Josie Green spoke of her pride at being unveiled as the new captain of Tottenham Women.

Charlie Adam reflected on the start of his career.


Cameron Champ made a unique step with his statement against racial injustice.


England wished Jason Roy a speedy recovery after the opener was ruled out of the Pakistan T20 series with a side strain.

England skipper Eoin Morgan is up for the series.

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Great to be back at it 🏏

A post shared by Eoin Morgan (@eoinmorgan16) on Aug 27, 2020 at 6:53am PDT

England managing director Ashley Giles thanked Pakistan for travelling to the country to play this summer.

Ollie Pope reflected on another successful summer.

What a bowler!

What a spell this was from Simon Jones 🔥 #OnThisDay in 2005, which wicket was your favourite?

Posted by England Cricket on Thursday, August 27, 2020

India skipper Virat Kohli had some news.

Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar remembered Australia great Sir Don Bradman.

KP was on the bike.

AB De Villiers is ready for the IPL.


Leg day for the heavyweight champion of the world.

Daniel Dubois is ready for war.

Tony Bellew shared some boxing insight.

Who knew Eddie Hearn played cricket for Essex?

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Throwback Thursday! 😂 🏏 @essexcricket

A post shared by Eddie Hearn (@eddiehearn) on Aug 27, 2020 at 4:43am PDT


Judgement Night for Rob Cross.