HOT OR NOT: Jordan Henderson is a leader of footballers everywhere

HOT OR NOT: Jordan Henderson is a leader of footballers everywhere… but it took the intervention of ESPN to end Dana White’s brainless UFC plan

  • Jordan Henderson is a great captain of Liverpool and a leader of footballers too 
  • Joanna Coates is a refreshing change with her assessments as new CEO of UKA
  • Fabio Capello showed more exuberance in interviews than in charge of England
  • Dana White made a buffoon of himself after insisting UFC 249 would go ahead 

It’s Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail’s Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what’s been making him feel warm and what’s been leaving him cold this week.  



The guy whose running style was just too weird for Sir Alex Ferguson is hitting quite a stride. He has long been a great captain of Liverpool but evidently he is now a leader of footballers everywhere, judging from his role in the Players Together campaign.

Jordan Henderson is a great captain of Liverpool and also a leader of footballers everywhere


The new CEO of UK Athletics has been a refreshing change with her strongly-worded assessments of their calamities this week. On the basis that past regimes have failed to recognise the massive shortcomings, UKA at least appears to have a fighting chance.


Find the BBC commentator’s Twitter feed. Watch the videos he has made of his dogs, Olive and Mabel. Watch them over and again until the lockdown ends. You’re welcome.



A decade on and he’s still boring us to tears. The Italian showed more exuberance in his efforts in a recent interview to gloss over his failings than he ever achieved in his management of England. That he repeatedly referred to David James as Calamity James further reduced the mystery of why he tanked so miserably.

Fabio Capello has showed more exuberance in interviews than he ever achieved with England


Let us not fall into the trap of forgetting how a club that holds itself up as something ‘more’ took a major misstep in their decision to furlough non-playing staff. Correcting the error reiterated that they have integrity; making it in the first place revealed they don’t have as much as we hoped.


After making a buffoon of himself last week by insisting his UFC show would go on this month, he finally had the rug pulled out from under his feet on Thursday. It still took the intervention of his broadcaster, ESPN, to end one of the most brainless plans in recent sporting history.

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