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Complainant Name:
Mr Stewart Moore

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Herald


Mr Stewart Moore complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which was, in his view, inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The article reported on a rally by three thousand Celtic Football Club fans in Glasgow's George Square, and the complainant said it was not the case that, after this rally, the protestors had staged an ‘unauthorised' and ‘illegal' march through the city.


The complaint was resolve when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article, and the publication of the following correction:

Our article (‘Football fans protest over crackdown on hate crime', April 6, 2013) stated that after the conclusion of a rally in George Square, Celtic fans staged an ‘unauthorised march' through Glasgow. This was based on a prior police warning to fans ‘that any procession along the road from George Square would be illegal and anyone involved could find themselves subject to prosecution'. We are happy to make clear that police were satisfied with the manner in which fans dispersed from George Square.

Date Published: 26/09/2013

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