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Complainant Name:
Airdrie United Football Club

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Metro

Complaint:

Mr J W Ballantyne, Chairman of Airdrie United Football Club, complained that an article which claimed that the club had admitted to a blunder in regard to its pitch covers – resulting in the postponement of a Scottish Cup game – was inaccurate and misleading.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

‘Further to our article of 24 January, we would like to make clear that Airdrie United did not “admit” to a “blunder”, resulting in the postponement of a Scottish Cup tie, in regard to their pitch covers after a TV advert was filmed at the ground. We can now confirm that the filming of the TV advert had no bearing on the subsequent postponement and are happy to put the record straight’.

Report: 77



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