Jordan Jarrett Bryan is a sports reporter for Channel 4 News.
The thing I love about sport is what it does to people. Not only the athletes themselves, but the supporters and followers of it. Sport can make athletes grow as people, but can also destroy them and turn them into someone they never wanted to be. But it also can make fans say and do things they never thought they'd think or do.
Sport reflects life and is a microcosm of it. Sport can make you laugh or cry, sport can make you laugh till your belly hurts, it can make you rage with anger. Sport can make you see things you never thought you would see. But importantly sport makes you think. Why do we support the team we support, follow the athlete we follow and devote our lives to the sport we do? Surely it’s more than just a geographical, national, gender or technical reason. We invest time in that sport/athlete because we identify with them or that team/person we aspire to be.
Reporting on a fabulous goal, a world class forehand or a great burst of sprinting is what turns me on. But what I live for, just as much as those moments is the sporting moments that make the everyday man go gaga.
Ahead of the Euro 2020 campaign, which kicks off this Friday, England football manager Gareth Southgate has written an open letter, saying it is his players’ duty to engage with fans about issues of equality and racial injustice.
As test debuts go, it was pretty impressive: England cricketer Ollie Robinson took 2-50 on the first day of the test at Lords.
Sports fans love social media. But this weekend many of the places they might usually be getting the latest clips and news from will be silent.
There are major developments in football’s European Super League story.
Our sports reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan was live in north London, outside Arsenal’s stadium.
The fallout from the alleged on-pitch racist abuse of a Glasgow Rangers player has continued with calls for Slavia Prague to be kicked out of this year’s Europa League competition. Slavia’s player Ondrey Kudela has denied abusing Glen Kamara in Thursday night’s game. But the Rangers midfielder has released a statement saying the denial was…
The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says he is 100% behind Glen Kamara, after the midfielder claimed he was racially abused by a Slavia Prague player during their Europa League clash.
The Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford says he was subjected to “humanity and social media at its worst” after being targeted by racist abuse over the weekend.
After shutting them out for months, some English professional football clubs are welcoming a limited number of fans back into their stadiums.
Tens of thousands have flooded onto the streets of Buenos Aires today to pay tribute to Diego Maradona, following his death yesterday. Up to a million people are expected to file past his casket in Argentina’s presidential palace, as the country observes three days of national mourning. But the significance of his death far transcends…
He died of a heart attack after having brain surgery earlier this month.
But why is it so hard for Caribbean chefs to make it to the top in British cuisine?
Football clubs are appealing for help to survive after being severely hit by the pandemic.
Seven clubs in the English Football League are welcoming back fans for the first time since March
The latest figures show that during the 2019-2020 season, the volume of discriminatory abuse increased