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Complainant Name:
Mr David Murray

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scottish Sun

Complaint:

Mr David Murray, the Chairman of Glasgow Rangers Football Club, complained that an article contained derogatory comments about him, which apparently had been given in an interview by the club’s goalkeeper, but which in fact were invented.

Resolution:

The matter was resolved when the newspaper published a correction and apology which read:

“An article on 7 April, about Glasgow Rangers' Chairman David Murray ‘Punters' money is all that interests Murray’, stated that goal keeper Ronald Waterreus had given an interview to a Dutch magazine attacking Mr Murray as being only interested in making money from punters and that the Club was "pure cold business" for him. Mr Murray was also described as "Greedy".

In fact, the Dutch magazine contained no such allegations against Mr Murray, whose name was not mentioned. Mr Waterreus expressed no views about David Murray nor was Mr Murray described as greedy or only interested in making money from punters. The quotes that appeared in the Sun in relation to Mr Murray did not appear in the Dutch magazine.

We published this story based on information supplied to us, which we believed to be an accurate translation of the article. We now accept the information was totally inaccurate and not a proper translation in the literal sense.

We are happy to set the record straight and apologise sincerely to Mr Murray for the embarrassment which we have caused him and all concerned.”

Report: 73



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