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Complainant Name:
Dado Prso

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Ireland

Complaint:

The footballer Dado Prso of Rangers Football Club complained through Levy & McRae Solicitors in Glasgow that an article was inaccurate when it alleged that he was captured on video singing a sectarian song on the Rangers team bus.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper sent a private letter of apology to the complainant and published the following prominent correction and apology: “In our edition of 15 February 2006 we ran a story about a video clip featuring Dado Prso, the Rangers player. We now accept that the clip shows Dado Prso singing "Hello, Hello, We are the Billy Boys" which words are not sectarian and not the entire words of the song. We acknowledge that a melody with no lyrics was played on the team bus. We acknowledge that Rangers FC strives through campaigns "Pride over Prejudice" to fight bigotry and sectarianism in football. We apologise for any embarrassment and distress caused”.

Report: 73



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