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Complainant Name:
Mr Nicholas Ritchie

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: News of the World

Complaint:
Mr Nicholas Ritchie of South Lanarkshire complained that the newspaper had published a photograph (in which he appeared) of Northern Irish football fans. It was given the caption 'hate mob' and suggested that the pictured supporters were taunting the Celtic player Neil Lennon. In fact, the fans were demonstrating their support for the player and opposition to bigotry, as their banner, which had been cropped from the image, made especially clear.

Resolution:
The complaint was resolved when the newspaper republished the photograph with a correction and apology.

Report: 67



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