FA 'disappointed' with Roy headline

Newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson and FA chairman David Bernstein (right)

Newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson and FA chairman David Bernstein (right)

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The Football Association has expressed dismay at a tabloid headline which played on new England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech.

The Sun's front page was emblazoned with the words: "Bwing on the Euwos! (we'll see you in Ukwaine against Fwance)."

The headline - which picked up on Hodgson's difficulties in pronouncing the letter R - has already sparked more than a hundred complaints to the press watchdog.

The Football Association (FA) said it had also received a "large number of objections" to the Sun's coverage.

FA chairman David Bernstein said: "We are delighted at the media response to Roy's appointment but are disappointed with the headline in The Sun, which we consider is in poor taste and disrespectful."

A spokesman for the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) said: "I can confirm we have had over a hundred complaints."

The FA said it would not be making an official complaint to the PCC but it had raised the issue with the newspaper and "made it clear" the organisation found the front page unacceptable.

News International has yet to make any comment on the headline.

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5:17pm Wed 2 May 12

Lone Ranger. says...

What else would you expect from a trash paper then
What else would you expect from a trash paper then Lone Ranger.
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5:39pm Wed 2 May 12

Guess who ;) AGAIN ! says...

"Trash paper"....ROFL, of course you meant to say trash comic.
"Trash paper"....ROFL, of course you meant to say trash comic. Guess who ;) AGAIN !
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5:44pm Wed 2 May 12

YorkToff says...

I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win.

Whats the point in picking an old manager though?
I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win. Whats the point in picking an old manager though? YorkToff
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6:02pm Wed 2 May 12

jmc1 says...

YorkToff wrote:
I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win.

Whats the point in picking an old manager though?
What the hell has this comment got to do with the story..
Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope.
[quote][p][bold]YorkToff[/bold] wrote: I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win. Whats the point in picking an old manager though?[/p][/quote]What the hell has this comment got to do with the story.. Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope. jmc1
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6:04pm Wed 2 May 12

jmc1 says...

YorkToff wrote:
I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win.

Whats the point in picking an old manager though?
What the hell has this comment got to do with the story..
Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope.
[quote][p][bold]YorkToff[/bold] wrote: I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win. Whats the point in picking an old manager though?[/p][/quote]What the hell has this comment got to do with the story.. Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope. jmc1
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Wed 2 May 12

jmc1 says...

YorkToff wrote:
I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win.

Whats the point in picking an old manager though?
What the hell has this comment got to do with the story..
Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope.
[quote][p][bold]YorkToff[/bold] wrote: I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win. Whats the point in picking an old manager though?[/p][/quote]What the hell has this comment got to do with the story.. Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope. jmc1
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Wed 2 May 12

jmc1 says...

YorkToff wrote:
I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win.

Whats the point in picking an old manager though?
What the hell has this comment got to do with the story..
Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope.
[quote][p][bold]YorkToff[/bold] wrote: I does not matter who the manager is, if the footballing talent and discipline is not in the players, then the team will not ultimately win. Whats the point in picking an old manager though?[/p][/quote]What the hell has this comment got to do with the story.. Trash paper/comic it is,but sad to say its the biggest selling paper in the uk,never mind with a bit of luck the Murdochs might get kicked out of doing business in the uk.We can only hope. jmc1
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6:06pm Wed 2 May 12

jmc1 says...

Oops
Oops jmc1
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