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The Persecution of Ched Evans: slum player in Hillsborough ‘fury’

Did the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association compare the “plight” of Ched Evans, the footballer jailed for raping a woman at a north Wales hotel, to the Hillsborough disaster?

The Times says he did:


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The Times reports:

Yesterday it was announced that Evans’s move to Oldham Athletic had collapsed, and he also apologised “for the effects” of his actions, while continuing to maintain his innocence. After the announcement, Gordon Taylor caused outrage when he made the “insensitive parallel” in a Radio 5 Live interview.

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Posted: 9th, January 2015 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

News Of The World Journalists Accused In Phone Tapping Probe

phone-tappingNEWS Group, the media giant owned by Rupert Murdoch, is reported to have stumped up £1m in court costs after its journalists at the News of The World were accused of involvement in phone tapping to get stories, writes the Guardian.

The Guardian claims News Group paid £700,000 in damages and costs to Gordon Taylor, the chief of the Professional Footballers Union.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers has paid out more than £1m to settle legal cases that threatened to reveal evidence of his journalists’ repeated involvement in the use of criminal methods to get stories.

A spokesman for News International says in ambiguous language:

“This particular case means nothing to anyone here, and I’ve talked to all the people who would be involved.”

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Posted: 8th, July 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0