Just put up on the Newcastle United web-site is another statement from the club.
This is what the statement says:
“Last season Newcastle United Football Club banned reporters of The Daily Mail from all games, the training ground, and from all press conferences. This decision had been reluctantly taken after repeated irresponsible press coverage.”
“The Daily Mail have recently made approaches through the Association of Editors for the ban to be reviewed.”
“Newcastle United Football Club were considering that request when The Mail on Sunday decided to publish its disgraceful story about Lord Triesman. That story was not in the best interest of English football and has had enormous adverse repercussions already with regard to the 2018 World Cup bid.”
“Newcastle United Football Club supports the stance taken by Gary Lineker who has ceased to provide a column for the newspaper and has been outspoken in his criticism.”
“The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, will be unwelcome at Newcastle United for the foreseeable future. The club has also written to the Premier League and all other Premier League Chairmen, asking for their support in Newcastle’s stance against these publications.”
We have to agree with this because the Mail – by their entrapment of Lord Triesman – has put the English bid for the 1018 World Cup in jeopardy.
And we noticed the day after they also ran a poll to ask if Lord Triesman had cost England the World Cup.
Give me a break – it wasn’t him – it was The Mail who had done that, and yes they had jeopardised Englands’ hopes and for what? For a sensational story – which was of their own making.
We also applauded Gary Lineker’s action – and at least it shows there are still some ethics in this game of football.