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Complainant Name:
An organisation

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Wigan Observer


An organisation complained that an online article had inaccurately claimed that footballer, Gareth Barry, was supporting a new six-a-side football league, Soccersixes. The organisation provided a letter from Aston Villa Football Club which confirmed that he had absolutely no involvement with the league.


The newspaper acknowledged the concerns raised by the organisation and made clear that the article under dispute no longer appeared on the newspapers website. The complainant was happy to resolve the matter on that basis.

Report: 77

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