Marvin Ekpiteta

Blackpool’s Marvin Ekpiteta apologises for ‘offensive and inappropriate’ tweets

Blackpool defender Marvin Ekpiteta has apologised for historical homophobic social media posts which have left him embarrassed in the wake of team-mate Jake Daniels coming out.On Monday, the 17-year-old Blackpool forward came out publicly, becoming the first openly gay male footballer in Britain to do so while still playing since Fashanu in 1990.Following Daniels’ announcement, which had been greeted with widespread support, posts made by Ekpiteta from 2012 and 2013 containing homophobic tones were— Marvin Ekpiteta (@Big_Marvv) May 17, 2022Ekpiteta, 26, subsequently deleted the offending posts and on Tuesday evening issued an unreserved apology expressing regret for his actions...
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Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Blackpool: Marvin Ekpiteta earns point for Tangerines

Play-off hopefuls Blackburn failed to make ground on the top six after they were held 1-1 by Blackpool at Ewood Park. Tony Mowbray's men made the ideal start through Sam Gallagher's expert finish in the 10th minute and although there was a nervousness about their play, they were in relative control for the first period.

Marvin Ekpiteta: Blackpool defender signs contract extension until 2024

Blackpool defender Marvin Ekpiteta has signed a new contract until 2024. The 26-year-old has made 66 appearances and scored five goals for the Tangerines. Ekpiteta moved to Blackpool from Leyton Orient in 2020 and was part of the team to win promotion to the Championship last season. "I'm delighted to...

Neil Critchley faces decision over Marvin Ekpiteta before Blackpool host Reading

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley must decide whether to bring back Marvin Ekpiteta for the Championship clash with Reading on Saturday. The defender is struggling with a neural problem connected to his back and was left out of the midweek defeat by QPR. Critchley began with an unfamiliar 5-4-1 formation against...

Marvin Ekpiteta ruled out of Blackpool’s clash with Doncaster

Blackpool will be without Marvin Ekpiteta for the visit of Doncaster as the defender has been ruled out for several weeks with a hamstring injury. On-loan Arsenal centre-back Daniel Ballard looks set for a run in the side as the scan on Ekpiteta, who missed his first minutes of Sky Bet League One action in Saturday’s win at Portsmouth, was not encouraging.