Football clubs are used to having their pre-season preparations interrupted when players switch teams in the transfer market.
ut Halifax Town is dealing with an unusual departure – ahead of them leaving to join the cast of the dating reality show Love Island.
Jamie Allen, who plays internationally for Montserrat, is traveling to Spain to join the show’s cast for the final days of the latest series.
Allen, who recently signed a contract extension with the National League club, was announced on Wednesday as one of four new “bombs” to join the program.
However his club seemed less impressed by the move.
The Yorkshire club said in a statement: “Allen has decided to join the cast of Island 2022, making it clear to him that his intention is that the opportunity is so important to him. The matter will be reviewed. when he comes back.”
Meanwhile, UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom has received 3,617 complaints about Love Island in a week.
The complaints come amid the demise of Movie Night, in which contestants of the ITV dating show watched as their partners were seduced by new acquaintances or were unfaithful.
Luca Bish becomes angry with her partner Gemma Owen and accuses her of flirting with newcomer Billy Brown despite her staunch disagreement, while there is a heated argument between Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Culculoglu about her scene at Casa Amor.
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A total of 2,481 complaints were made about a Sunday episode regarding the alleged cognitively false conduct of several male contestants.
An additional 427 complaints were made about the spin-off program Aftersunaired shortly after the main show, with much of it concerned with comments made about Ekin-Su and the treatment of former island resident Jacques O’Neill during his interview with host Laura Whitmore.
Ofcom said the complainants were “primarily concerned about his health, because of his attitude during the interview”.
Responding to complaints, ITV said: “Laura is the host, and part of that role is to question the panel and discuss events in the villa.
“We do not condone trolling our landlords or islanders and any subsequent enhancement of these comments.
“We have taken various measures to make sure Jacques’ well-being is prioritized before and during his appearance. Aftersun.
“This included a full briefing with the show producers to outline the content of the show and possible questions, a conversation with Laura before and after the show was taped. , and watching by both the welfare producer and his family members while he’s in the studio.
“If an islander does not want to participate in the filming of Aftersun, we will always respect that decision.”
Some 413 complain about Love Island episode on Monday, regarding allegations of bullying and misleading behavior from several male contestants.
The July 15 episode led to 167 complaints, most of which involved footage of Ekin-Su and George Tasker during the Casa Amor bomb blast.
About 129 complaints have also been made about the July 12 episode, with the majority related to former contestant Adam Collard’s re-entry into the mansion and Jacques’ well-being before and during his departure.
Ofcom said in a statement: “We are evaluating complaints against our broadcasting rules, but have yet to decide whether to investigate.”
It comes after charity Women’s Aid confirmed that it was in talks with ITV after viewers expressed concern about “misconduct and control” displayed by some male contestants.
The charity said it had been tagged in “a stream of Twitter posts” by viewers worried about the treatment of some of their partners by the island’s women.
ITV earlier said in a statement: “We cannot overemphasize how seriously we treat the sentiments of all our islanders.
“Welfare has always been our biggest concern and we have always had dedicated welfare makers and psychological support who follow and talk regularly with all islanders in the country. privacy and no camera required.
“Prior to this series, program contributors were provided training and video instruction in inclusive language around disability, sexuality, race and ethnicity, behaviors and violations.
“We are always looking at how we expand and grow during this training to ensure that all of our islanders feel they are part of a safe and inclusive environment.”
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