Ajax sign Rangers defender in a deal worth just under £23m

Rangers sell Calvin Bassey to Ajax for a club-record fee that could rise to around £23m; Rangers signed Bassey for £230,000 from Leicester City; Bassey made 50 appearances for Rangers last season; Ibrox side looking to make more signings in this window (Author: Gardener)

just under £23Ajax have confirmed the signing of Calvin Bassey from Rangers on a five-year deal for just under £23million. Bassey has signed a contract with Ajax until June 2027 and arrived in Austria on Wednesday to join the Dutch champions' training camp. His departure will see Rangers pocket a club-record fee for a player who cost them just £230,000 from Leicester two years ago. "Rangers Football Club can confirm that Calvin Bassey has struck a deal with Ajax that is the largest in Rangers history," the club said in a statement. "Calvin is leaving Rangers with the best wishes from everyone and we thank him for his hard work and dedication over the past two seasons." The 22-year-old joined Rangers from Leicester City in the summer of 2020 for a training compensation fee, making 65 appearances for the light blues "Bassey played his part in Rangers' historic 55th league title, won the Scottish Cup in 2022 and also played a huge role in last season's incredible UEFA Europa League final in Seville. The highly-rated defender attracted interest from Brighton and Clubs across Europe including Bundesliga and Serie A. Sky Sports News reported in May that Bassey was also a target for former Gers boss Steven Gerrard, who is now at Aston Villa. It is understood that Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder had spoken to Bassey on the phone and was impressed as the Dutch club prepared a formal bid to replace Lisandro Martinez, who will join Manchester United. Bassey made 50 appearances in all competitions last season and was promoted to the European League Team of the Season After Rangers' run to the final, he also played a key role when the club won the Scottish Cup won, adding to the Scottish Premiership title he had won the previous season. Rangers have already added Antonio Colak, Tom Lawrence, Rabbi Matondo and John Souttar to their squad this summer but are expected to make further moves during the window. With reported interest in Borna Barisic, Rangers' other left-back, the club are considering adding more defensive options and beefing up their attacking line-up as the club aim to qualify for the Champions League and reclaim the Scottish Premiership title. “Especially towards the end of this season and throughout Rangers' Europa League run, Bassey has been incredible. He's also versatile; he can play left-back, he can play left of a two, left of a three, three in the middle and I think that's why he attracts clubs. We know these days that when teams look at players, they make sure they fill numerous positions, and Bassey certainly falls into that category. “Those performances towards the end of the season for Rangers were outstanding and you felt the team believed in that too. “Players have gone and been replaced in the past but I think this one could do a little bit because of that versatility be difficult I think Rangers are going to need cover so they're going to need someone to come in at left-back and someone who can play on the left side of a two or a three even if he lost Bassey but he's showing that he has the attributes: he has the pace, he has the aggression, he's good with the ball, he can defend one-on-one and therefore makes an attractive signing for someone. Stay tuned to our dedicated Transfer Center blog for the Sky Sports digital platforms up to date with the latest transfer news and rumors with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News.


Scintillating Rangers are 20 points clear of Celtic as Parkhead washes through the merchant

David McCarthy answers the phones while Ibrox-Diehards are convinced a season of dominance is on the way. (Author: Gardener)

CelticRangers fans were delighted with their team's performance against West Ham but also queued up to hear Hotline regular Gordon Ashley praise Celtic in their 2-2 draw with Blackburn at the weekend. John Wilson wrote via email: "Gordon Ashley needs to lie down in this heat - he gushes that Saturday's game against Blackburn was a center half away from a team. I assume he missed Siegrist's saves and Celtic couldn't get a win. Rangers are beating a near-full-strength West Ham who are unbeaten in 10 games, but somehow Gordon will no doubt paint this as pre-season rubbish. "He'd better hope Maeda is on defense because CCV need to attack Matondo in rugby who's going to tear that static defense apart." Gary Stevenson, Newtonhill, wrote via email: "Ashley's best Celtic side ever succeeds thus a 2-2 draw against struggling English Championship side Blackburn Rovers, while Rangers defeated high-flying English Premiership West Ham 3-1. I know it's only friendlies and don't worry Blackburn are getting better." Scott Gowers, Edinburgh, added: "Ashley seemed impressed with his club's performance against Blackburn and claims it was the best performance his beloved side had has ever shown. Rangers just got three past a side that has qualified for European football, a club that has spent more than £40m in the transfer window and is in a higher league than Blackburn. “I just wonder how much Mr Ashley admires Rangers, after all he comments more on Rangers than on his own club. May I remind Gordon that achievements don't matter if you don't win? It was really a pleasure and a good laugh to read Gordon's comments but if VAR is around what can he possibly write about as VAR should make the bad decisions wrong and perpetuate the good ones. Roll on VAR - a 20-point lead for Rangers over Celtic if last season's decisions are anything. John Bruce wrote in an email: "Rangers beat the team that finished seventh in the EPL last season 3-1 after a brilliant second-half performance. West Ham just couldn't handle the speed or movement of the Rangers team and were blown away within 20 minutes. Souttar looked comfortable in the middle. So Rangers fans can look forward to this exciting new look team.” And Ian Mckendrick emailed: “Can I remind Mr Ashley that the Rangers signings have not signed for Celtic as they have not taken a step back wanted to do." George Wilson, West Sussex, said: "I'm still waiting to hear from Gordon Ashley on his prediction of a maximum of £8m Rangers would get for Calvin Bassey. "Honestly, I had never heard of Tillman before this week, and I'm sure neither had Ashley. Just another example of his obsession with everything Rangers and his need to take care of them at every opportunity. David Manson, Williamwood, wrote via email: "It's great to read that all Celtic fans are focused on Rangers as their own club isn't much to talk about. David Speirs, Coalhall, said: “I would like to advise Celtic fans on the hotline over the past few days that it still looks like it's all about Rangers. Rangers haven't been competitive in 7 of the last 10 years and they're only in the Champions League thanks to Rangers' efforts in Europe. Eddie Easson, Ballingry, Fife said: “As I have said every season, nothing is won now. One thing is for sure, the heads in the sand trio of Hotline regulars Wilson, Lowe and Bruce don't understand or grasp that the Rangers' debt doesn't go away at the end of the season. But Stefan Lomako, Whithorn, emailed: "I've seen enough of Celtic and Rangers friendlies to suggest we have some good things to look forward to. I don't think Rangers will have much trouble getting through to the Champions League group stage and I'm also looking forward to putting Ange and Gio's plans into action."


Rangers and BBC Scotland finally bury the hatchet after years of bickering

BBC Scotland and Rangers have buried the hatchet after a long-running dispute with a club's media partner who has made a major claim for press credentials. (Author: Gardener)

ScotlandBBC Scotland and Rangers have finally buried the hatchet to end a long-running dispute that stretches back almost a decade. The BBC released a statement confirming the two parties had tried to "settle the dispute", with Rangers confirming BBC Scotland will return to Ibrox reporting duties this season. It should end years of frustrating and acrimonious coverage of Rangers within BBC Scotland and finally eradicate a negative reporting culture that has tarnished the game north of the border. "A disagreement between BBC Scotland and Rangers FC has restricted the BBC's ability to cover Ibrox Stadium for a long period of time," BBC Scotland said in a statement. "The BBC and Rangers FC have now agreed that it is in the best interests of the BBC audience and Rangers supporters everywhere that the BBC and the club settle the dispute and provide the widest possible coverage of all Rangers games. "The BBC is committed to providing full and fair coverage of the Scottish Premiership across all clubs. “The BBC acknowledges that there have been instances where parts of Rangers FC coverage have not met their editorial standards. The rangers would respond with a brief explanation of their own. "We acknowledge the acknowledgment of previous errors and the apology from BBC Scotland, as well as the recent apology from Michael Stewart," the Rangers statement said. For Rangers fans who have been confused by the entire saga, here's a quick recap of what got things to this point. BBC Scotland, in particular, stopped sending reporters to Ibrox in 2015 when Rangers stripped leading Beeb journalist Chris McLaughlin of the press rights. This was in response to what Rangers saw as unfair reporting following the club's 6-2 win over Hibs in Mark Warburton's first game in charge, in which McLaughlin is accused of being unfairly focused on arrests and unfairly negative be. BBC Scotland would have expressed solidarity with the journalist and have since refused to cover Rangers games until McLaughlin's press rights were restored. According to Follow, Follow editor Mark Dingwall, whose platform was media partner at Ibrox last season, McLaughlin will continue to be unwelcome at the stadium. This after saying "except for one" when asked if all BBC journalists would be welcome back at Ibrox. This would indicate that Chris McLaughlin will not return to Ibrox. The McLaughlin situation was the tip of the iceberg and came amid a series of clashes between the Ibrox club and the national broadcaster. Rangers withdrew from working with the BBC shortly afterwards due to "repeated difficulties". Chief sportswriter Tom English has been snubbed by Rangers officials for suggesting fans were fabricating reports of a crush at Rugby Park in the first game of the 19/20 season. Outspoken pundit Michael Stewart was also suspended over comments he made on a leading BBC radio show about ex-Rangers PR chief Jim Traynor, accusing him of fabricating stories of racism allegedly aimed at Gers striker Alfredo Morelos were. Rangers shareholders' Club 1872 has openly criticized what they see as "anti-Rangers culture" within BBC Scotland. The broadcaster even had to apologize once after it shared a picture of Rangers player Ryan Jack's severed head in 2018. Rangers fans can now look forward to unbiased and balanced coverage of the Ibrox side and every other SPFL club heading into next season for the first time in a long time. Meanwhile, a former Rangers manager was back at Ibrox this week as part of the club's preparations for the season.


Three things we learned as Rangers beat West Ham and signings lay claim to the season opener

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's team beat the English Premier League team 3-1 at Ibrox. After a goalless first half, the Ibrox men struck three times in quick succession to end the game. (Author: Gardener)

seasonTom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo both had a goal and an assist range as Rangers beat West Ham at Ibrox. David Moyes brought his Hammers north of the border as both clubs continue to build their fitness and playing minutes ahead of new league campaigns in Scotland and England. The duo will both be back in European football soon, with the Light Blues in Champions League qualifiers and last night's opponents in the Europa Conference League. For Rangers, the new Premiership season is just over a week and a half away as they look to reclaim the league crown they lost to Celtic last season with a tricky opening game at the Tony Macaroni Arena against Livingston. Another game against Tottenham is coming this weekend and a full week of training as fitness levels and intensity rise yet again ahead of that matchday one clash. But what did we learn about Rangers last night ahead of a very busy and important time early in the season for the Ibrox men? READ MORE: Rangers complete Ben Davies transfer as Liverpool man signs Calvin Bassey to verify Jon McLaughlin was handed the gloves and played the full 90 minutes of the Ibrox win last night. Allan McGregor and Robby McCrorie were both unused substitutes and it could be an indicator that the former Hearts man could start the season as No. McGregor may get the full game against Tottenham this weekend but it's something to keep in mind. Key figures Ryan Kent, Glen Kamara and Borna Barisic played 75 minutes to set up crucial minutes before the league opener. Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo made an immediate impression after climbing off the bench for the second half. Winger Matondo showed his pace and composure to give his international colleague the opener just three minutes after the duo took the field. Former Derby man Lawrence then got ready for Ryan Kent before Matondo clinched Rangers' third place with an emphatic finish. Not a bad way to introduce yourself to the Ibrox loyalists and signal the new boss with huge games on the horizon. It looks like playing from behind will become a key feature of Rangers' play next season. West Ham put pressure on the home side as the Light Blues played out. There were moments that scared Ibrox support a little, but didn't stop players from consistently sticking to the game plan. - Rangers transfer exit option for Robby McCrorie as two Premiership clubs 'eyes' move - Malik Tillman Rangers transfer complete as Bayern Munich arrival comes to Ibrox with 'exclusive' option - Best Blackpool v Rangers photos , while Light Blues create a pyro show by the sea and discovers Tillmann


Rangers family ties invite Union Saint Gilloise emotional clash as boss reveals immediate Champions League reaction

The Belgian champions are hoping to write another chapter in their wondrous rags-to-riches story by sending Rangers home. (Author: Gardener)

Union Saint GilloiseSystematically felling giants of Belgian football in a rustic old relic of a stadium cloaked in a forest on the outskirts of Brussels as if preserved for time. No, this isn't even remotely ordinary, phoenix from the ashes, the rebirth of Union Saint Galloise - the living, breathing throwback to a bygone era that now stands between Rangers and the modern sophistication of the Champions League. And why wouldn't he happen to have a family bloodline that ties him directly to the historic, beating heart of the Ibrox club? They now leap through the mirror into the upside down world of life in one of European football's most wondrous second appearances. Sporting director Chris O'Loughlin takes it all with his laid-back Irish stride these days, having been there at the start of Union's unfathomable rise. It's an unlikely story he made all by himself from here to this leafy outpost, still in his forties, via every possible stop from Africa to Australia with a brief stop in Charlton. He says: "I was born in Limerick - my father is from West Belfast - but I grew up in South Africa. I came back to Belfast when I was about 18 and did the usual, got married there and our children were born there. As I said, my father was from West Belfast and my mother's family is from Elgin. “There is actually a family member who has worn the Rangers jersey before, with a certain distinction. It's been a very, very long time — I'm talking about my grandmother's uncle, so let's go back a bit." Despite repeated inquiries, O'Loughlin chooses not to reveal any more family secrets. Either way, he's got plenty to do in there now as Union prepares to take their incredible story beyond their own borders on tour. Casting a spell over all of Belgium was one thing. They did so in their first season back in the top flight, edging wealthy Bruges to the title before ultimately wiping them out only in the season-ending play-offs. But all of Europe will turn heads if they can follow suit, taking on the scalp of a Rangers side just emerging from the cloud of reaching last season's Europa League final. And O'Loughlin has been licking his lips at the prospect since the pair emerged from UEFA's big glass pot together on Monday morning. There were many good historic clubs we could have come across - clubs with national and European pedigree. Of course we're looking forward to the intensity of the games - both here in Belgium and of course at Ibrox. Given that Rangers have written quite a backstory of their own over the past decade, this tie really jumps out of the page. O'Loughlin describes it as one for romantics. In the 1990s, when English clubs were allowed back into European competition, we saw many clashes that really caught the imagination – a Manchester United or Arsenal versus Juventus or Real Madrid. “Because of the history of these clubs, it was something for football romantics. I'm not comparing us to Real Madrid, I'm just saying there's a beautiful football history there - something different - and maybe that makes it a little more interesting." Union's fascinating rise from the flames was meticulously planned from the start, by whom moment when it was taken over by Brighton chairman Tony Bloom. What they have created is a modern, forward-thinking operation, yet steeped in the traditions of its own past. He nods: “It depends on two things – culture and environment. We try our best to create an excellent environment for the guys to grow in a professional context. Culturally, we set behavioral standards for dealing with each other and try to find common goals. “That's important when you take a group of players and try to make them a team rather than a group of individuals. We are looking for both a sporting and a cultural return on players. “If they continue, as long as we get that return on sport and culture, we will be proud to see them play at a higher level. It's important as it allows them to grow as well. After all, I can't think of many living organisms that thrive in poor cultural environments.” O'Loughlin began planning back in January and doesn't expect the Rangers to be caught cold by the loss of Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey either. "I know Joe Aribo," he says affectionately. But as good as those players were, we can't expect Rangers to be unsettled by the sales. “We have to be careful because Rangers have a lot of experience navigating each transfer window. They'll be used to the guys moving on and bringing in the right players. I think there's no point in hoping for this or that - we just need to prepare as best we can for the game and deal with what's ahead."


3 topics of conversation as Tom Lawrence and Rabbi Matondo, the Rangers' deadly double, blow West Ham away

Lawrence came off the bench to score with his first touch and then set up two more within 15 minutes of the second half (Author: Gardener)

Tom LawrenceThe stunning Tom Lawrence was the star of the show as Rangers produced a second-half masterclass to sink West Ham. Lawrence, substituted at half-time, combined with fellow newcomer Rabbi Matondo to score with his first touch before hitting Ryan Kent. Lawrence did the same for Matondo, who came on with the first goal to put Gio van Bronckhorst's side out of sight. The Hammers were the first team to have a clear view of goal. Powerhouse striker Michail Antonio was deployed behind the Rangers defense but Jon McLaughlin did well to narrow the angle and save before jumping up to swipe the ball behind for a corner to prevent Antonio from following home nodded. Perhaps predictably on the hottest day of the year, this fell firmly into the 'typical pre-season fare' category. Rangers introduced new boys Lawrence and Matondo at halftime. And it took them less than three minutes to combine to devastating effect. Matondo was smuggled into the right channel and the Welsh winger cocked his head to pick his fellow-comer. In one move, Lawrence swept the ball home for the first time to break the deadlock. Less than two minutes later he had an assist and it was 2-0. James Tavernier pulled up and passed Lawrence, who then yelled. The former Derby County player consciously flicked the ball to Kent at the back post and he smashed it past Lukasz Fabianksi to double the hosts' advantage. Tavernier hit the touchline and flicked the ball back to Lawrence, but he was able to deflect the ball in Matondo's path. Tomas Soucek bundled the consolation goal for the Londoners in the 69th minute. Rangers didn't defend a corner well at all and the Czech managed to get the ball in before stabbing home from close range. After the first 45 minutes there was little meaningful. Fans within Ibrox were keen to get a look at all of their signings after seeing Antonio Colak and John Souttar play from the start. Martondo set up Lawrence to score with his first touch less than three minutes into the restart. Moments later, Lawrence Kent served to bat the second home. It was a role reversal for the third as Lawrence improvised well to give Matindo a chance of his own. The former Schalke took it and continued to extend the lead, with West Ham unaware of what hit them. The defender made his first start for his new club since signing from Hearts. Souttar, who played on the right side of a back three for the Jambos last season, played in royal blue on the left side of the centre-back. Was turned around a couple of times by Jarrod Bowen but looked comfortable on possession and couldn't take much pressure given the calm nature of the first half. The left centre-back is the natural choice to fill this role alongside Goldson. It may be that Souttar was expecting Goldson to move on this summer when he decided to jump out of Tynecastle in January. Souttar was withdrawn for the Croatian at half-time and with John Lundstram falling back to a three point, a regular game is far from guaranteed for the Scotland international. The key takeaways from the broad man's performance will be his goal and assist. More than once he picked up the ball and drove at West Ham from deep. David Moyes' boys are no slobs but they couldn't stay with Matondo as he rushed forward. Fashion Sakala was the standout speedster in last season's squad but the addition of Matondo means another threat needs to be on guard behind opponents.


Rabbi Matondo delighted as West Ham's win shows Rangers are in good shape in and out of the park

During the preseason, there was a palpable sense of renewal and realignment in Rangers' off-field activities. (Author: Gardener)

Rangers© Rangers-Rabbi Matondo (left) celebrates Antonio Colak's 3-0 win in a friendly win over W... Still, the key takeaways from a hugely impressive 3-1 friendly win over West Ham were familiar. With the sale of Calvin Bassey to Ajax - the £19million deal yet to be confirmed - and Joe Aribo to Southampton, the Ibrox club lost two of their key players from the Europa League's latest push last season. It helps on that front that Rabbi Matondo - essentially a replacement for Aribo following the £2.5million move from Schalke's Weshish winger - proved so exhilarating on his Ibrox arc. The 21-year-old's half-time introduction, which immediately saw him tear down the cross and serve up fellow summer player Tom Lawrence with a clean lateral foot in the first set before Matondo smashed in from 10 yards to make it just 3-0 before the hour mark allowed Rangers to do that to do what Rangers did when they won a European trophy on penalties just two months ago. That means they've not only proven resilient when facing a leading team from any of the big five leagues, but also able to put a bloody nose in such an opponent. Even with Alfredo Morelos long absent through injury - as he did in the final stages of the run in Seville - newly added centre-forward Antonio Colak gave the impression he would need time to adjust. The Croatian hasn't, as the first leg of Champions League third-round qualifiers is away at Union Saint-Gilloise in just under two weeks. But Giovanni van Bronckhorst won't be counting on Colak for goals in this tie, as West Ham's filleting shows. Friendlies can be a notoriously unreliable barometer - Celtic were dismembered 6-2 by David Moye's men last summer before winning the Cinch Premiership - but the Rangers manager will settle for the security John Souttar provided alongside Connor Goldson on the day Ben revealed Davies' £4m move from Liverpool has been confirmed. Indeed, the Londoners' consolation counter came in the 70th minute, bundled by Tomas Soucek after Souttar gave way to James Sands. Rangers may be deposed champions, but they've rarely emerged in better form overall. In particular, the smart-looking takeovers of Matondo, Lawrence, Davies and Souttar, but also the deals with Bassey and Aribo are promising. To be able to bring Rangers £34m represents amazing wealth management for two players who have been signed for less than £600,000 combined. And that could be a swoosh, giving the Ibrox club further vital revitalization potential in the rest of the window.


Ashley Graham goes makeup-free, showing off one leg in a bathrobe as she enjoys 'Sunday Vibes'

Ashley Graham showed off leg in a white bathrobe as she moisturized her skin and indulged in a lazy Sunday. (Author: Gardener)

Ashley GrahamAshley Graham has shown that she is all about self-care, especially as a mother of a toddler and twin babies. The plus-size model spent her Sunday treating herself to an eye mask, a facial, healthy meals and most likely an early bedtime while spending time away from her kids at a hotel. She was later shown blow drying her hair and massaging her face while closing her eyes - it looked like she was having the perfect weekend. She then flaunted her bare skin after the facial, went makeup-free and gave followers a glimpse of her facial structure. In the Instagram video, Ashley ate a healthy smoothie bowl and a serving of healthy-looking pasta. She captioned the video "hydrated, well nourished and ready for bed," which garnered over 33,000 likes, including one from actress Kristen Bell. A body positivity advocate, Ashley is clearly about self-care, which she spoke about in an interview with The Cut back in late June. Although Ashley tries to make self-care a priority, she's a mom of 3 under 3 - so her time is most likely very limited. On a typical work day for her, she said, she gets up, makes breakfast for her kids, goes to photo shoots, and doesn't come home until 8 p.m., after her kids are all in bed. She said she decompresses with a glass of wine and feeds her twins at 10pm before bed. Due to such a busy life, she has found ways to manage and manage her stress, including feeding her body healthy foods and keeping her skin toned with an eye mask. Ashley told the publication that if she's really stressed, she'll stay alone for 15 minutes. She said, "If something is really stressing me out, I take 15 minutes to myself, even if it's just in my closet with the doors closed where no one can find me." I've deleted quite a few social media apps, and it feels good not to feel like having to go to the apps to kill time.”


from Tasha's father to Luca's sick sister

The Love Island stars' families all released a joint statement "as a sign of unity and denouncing hatred" - but they've been broadcasting digs and attacking one another (Author: Gardener)

TashaThe Love Island stars' families all released a joint statement "as a sign of unity and a charge against hate" - but they've been sending digs and hitting on one another. Love Island: Luca and Andrew react to Tasha's video. It's not just the Love Island cast who have clashed this year - as their friends and family were also at war. Earlier this week, the admins of most of the islanders remaining in the villa released a joint statement as "a sign of unity and an accusation of hatred." It said: "Love Island is an interactive TV show where opinion, discussion and debate are just as welcome as support, love and kindness some viewers may find it acceptable to throw at our friends, sons, daughters and family members." However, those who run the islanders' social media accounts have been embroiled in a number of altercations throughout the series. Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu's family hit back at Davide Sanclimenti after a brutal dig while loved ones of Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page threw goads at each other. Others have defended their respective islanders after receiving vile abuse, while Luca Bish has actually apologized for his actions. Here's a look at what the Love Island families have been saying on their accounts. Tasha was defended by her family - age and position - but when things go wrong at the mansion, it becomes embarrassing. Speaking to New Magazine, he said: "I think Andrew is a decent guy. However, Tasha's family branded Andrew a "clown" after he started kissing Coco at Casa Amor and then started blowing Tasha. They shared the opinion of a viewer who wrote, "Don't understand the need to trip Tasha while talking to Coco, it's wrong." Tasha's account shared it, along with a clip from Keeping Up With The Kardashians in which Kim says to her sisters Kourtney and Khloe: "So I have to be honest with you guys, you look like freaking clowns." Her father has opened up about her hearing problems and why she was in tears during Friday's edition of Love Island . Taking to Instagram, Tarek posted an adorable snap of Tasha as a child in a cute angel costume. He captioned the photo: "Some people have had more setbacks in their 23 years than many others. Andrew's account shared a post saying he 'deserves it' When he entered the mansion, Andrew's family weren't very interested in Jay. Tasha was picked out by Jay for a date, after which she later gave him permission to pursue her further, saying he made her "heart beat faster," even though she wasn't. I'm not sure if Andrew did the same. Andrew's family shared a post from a fan on Instagram that included a photo of him and the caption, "This man deserves better." His account also shared a meme of a scene in Toy Story 2 where the character Andy disregards it 'Broken' toy Woody, saying, "I don't want to play with you anymore." Comparing it to Love Island, one social media user wrote alongside, "Tasha to Andrew everytime a new boy pulls her up for a chat." Andrew's account added grimacing emojis. Davide's lover s went in to slap for him. At the beginning of the Seroseries, Ekin-Su was upset that the Italian Adonis didn't bring her coffee in the morning. In response to their antics, Davide's loved ones wrote on Instagram: "How about making your own coffee. As Davide said, 'something is wrong' and we really hope he finds out what's really going on and takes action.” They said the big hearted Davide deserves “someone who's real” and then referred to that Moment as she told Jacues, "I'd rather be [in bed] with you." They added wildly, "If you want to be treated like a lady, act like one first." Ekin-Su's brother hinted that we will see "a lot more" of his face.The clashes between Davide and Ekin-Su were mirrored by their families platform, who shared it on their Instagram story alongside a response to the criticism in the statement, which read: "I just wanted to make sure "That we understand the roles in dealing with [accounts]. One person who has been quite vocal is the actress' brother, Arda, who dropped a hint that he could enter the mansion. A few weeks ago, Arda said on Aftersun : "People ask me, 'Is it com ish to see your sister on TV' but I've been expecting this to happen since the day. I think she was born for it, and I'm glad you guys are watching my sister on TV now and you see what she's like." He turned to the camera and added, "And now you see my face on yours Screens and get used to it because you're going to see it a lot more." Luca's family has been supportive throughout the series - but felt the need to apologize for his behavior. The fishmonger's Instagram is run by sister Claudia, who has admitted this will be the last time she will be allowed to post on his account. Claudia has also created some hilarious TikToks, including one in which she asks her grandmothers how they would feel if they saw Luca doing "the act" on TV. "Making love is a private thing," said one during the other admitted she'd be watching as "they have the cover anyway." They've shown lots of love but also been willing to call Luca when he's at fault and posted an apology message on Monday. Angry Luca completely lost his head during movie night after seeing Gemma's harmless interaction with Billy - even though she'd pretty much ended any flirtation. His family apologized on Instagram, claiming Luca would be "embarrassed" if he rewatched the episode. Luca's sister wrote on his Instagram account: "I would like to apologize on behalf of Luca for his insensitive reaction to last night's episode. I know he will be embarrassed and deeply apologetic when he watches the episode." We as his family have no last condolences about his behavior, but we understand he is in an intense environment that is amplifying his actions will. Last night didn't reflect the boy we all know and love at home." They announced they were disabling comments and messages after receiving "death threats and nasty comments" from vile trolls. Luca was heavily criticized for his villa antics, the nasty remarks got worse and heartbroken Claudia had to beg the trolls to stop broadcasting abuse on 'the hardest night of my life'. On her Instagram Story, she posted: "Please please please stop sending the abusive messages. Luca can't even see it... the people who love him the most can. She also has messages of support from other islanders posted, including Casa Amor girls Coco and Jazmine, reminding viewers that we are only seeing a snippet of their time at the villa.Claudia wrote: "His behavior in Sunday's episode was very out of character for Luca. This week we have seen Dami Indiyah asking if her family would welcome him, unaware her mum Dee has already warned him, saying "don't hurt my girl." that Dami is the perfect man for your daughter in my eyes.” And despite her smile, she says she has some words of caution: “Don't hurt my Indi – I'll be watching you!” Dee gave her tentative approval and g It was admitted that she had seen some growth in Dami since The Casa drama. Jacques O'Neill's biggest supporter is undoubtedly his mother, Janet Wight, who has posted frequently on social media. She was convinced that he would remain faithful to Paige at Casa Amor, but when he started kissing Cheyanne was proven wrong. Afterwards, Janet asked the trolls to stop sending her bad news about his son. Janet captioned the post: "People who are sending me angry messages can you please stop it hurts thanks." When Jacques became adamant about the way he was treating and speaking to Paige, they revealed he was diagnosed with ADHD as a child and urged viewers to "be kind". Taking to his Instagram account, Jacques' big sister, who runs his account - which now has over 385,000 followers - said: "Jacques was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 9 years old." That's by no means a get-out clause for his actions, but it's to show that he can sometimes struggle with his emotions. She also pointed out that all the hate came at his family and reminded viewers that they don't see each other 24 hours a day. As Jacques left the villa, mum Janet admitted she was feeling "dejected" and shared a snap of a sweet gift of flowers and chocolate that her daughter sent to cheer her up. Jacques and his mum have both been interviewed now that he's back in the UK - with the rugby star saying he feared he would attack Adam and had to get out due to his mental health. Mum Janet told the Sun: "Jacques was so funny for the first two weeks, I think everyone loved him. I started getting horrible private messages on Facebook, people saying they wish my son and I were dead, it was horrible.” I just didn't understand why people had to write such nasty comments. The news really hurt, strangers told me I was a bad mother and a bad parent. Michael hasn't even seen Gemma on Love Island. Not much is known about Gemma Owen's parents and they haven't said a word about the show. Just kidding, Gemma's dad is of course former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen. For someone who doesn't watch Love Island and might be embarrassed to see their daughter being chatted up by a bunch of guys, there's hardly a day that Michael doesn't go by when he doesn't talk about her time on the show. Owen is reportedly "interested" in meeting his Gemma's love interest Luca, but he said he's "hardly seen" the show and wife Louise "keeps him updated". Many viewers were hoping that Michael would be rocking the mansion during the Meet the Parents episode, but sadly, he's put all the rumors to rest. Speaking to Sky Sports At The Races, after watching his horse run, Michael said: "My wife will take on this duty. He added: "I don't know what I'm getting from Box to Box. But I know what I'm getting from my daughter. "I fathered her for 19 years, so I'm pretty sure what I'm going to get from her." Do you have a story to share?


Love Island's Ekin-Su makes dramatic decision about Davide in first look clip

LOVE Island favorite Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has made a dramatic decision to be coupled with Davide Sanclimenti. The reality TV star debated whether to continue with the role... (Author: Gardener)

IslandLOVE Island favorite Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has made a dramatic decision to be coupled with Davide Sanclimenti. Love Island fans were shocked when Ekin-Su, 27, said she was "done" with Davide, 27, after he interrogated her about their Casa Amor antics. "I'm very confused last night, she didn't say a word," Davide was heard telling the boys in a look at tomorrow night's drama. "She knows that if I don't want to talk, it's better not to speak." Meanwhile, Ekin-Su fumed, "I don't feel any different this morning, I thought I'd sleep on it, and I woke up feeling." 'You know what the fuck'.” Why should I walk up to him like a little puppy when no one is questioning what he did at Casa. Fans were shocked by the scenes as they expected Ekin-Su to DUMP Davide after the dramatic scenes. "Ekin-Su said she was so badly done with Davide that Ekin is BACK," one wrote, while a second added, "PLEASE really be done please." While a third said, "Davide and Ekin-Su was fun for a minute but Ekin has to get up and DUMPP his ass." It comes after Ekin-Su was seen bursting into tears over the Movie Night drama in a first look at tomorrow night's episode. She looked upset and hid her tears with dark sunglasses. She was one of the contestants who previewed a breakdown. She was soon followed by bombshell girl Summer Botwe, who insisted she wasn't "the wrong person" as she cried in the beach shack. Ekin-Su was disappointed when Davide Sanclimenti sat her down to ask what she had been doing at Casa Amor. It comes after Love Island fans asked producers to CANCEL this year's series following the Movie Night betrayal. On game night, the boys and girls compete in a cheeky quiz to give them a chance to win clips of the opposing team's action at Casa Amor. The fan favorite twist saw Luca massively overreact to the shocking news that Gemma Owen had a chat with Billy at Casa Amor. Luca burst into a rage at this, telling the boys: "F****** muggy. I was made like a damn dick. Trust me when I say if she wants to play, I'm gonna fucking explode. Dude, I can't be with someone like that. And Davide and Ekin Su almost rowed at each other over their respective actions. All night proved fans only one thing – that this is Love Island's first series, in which NONE of the contestants deserve to win.