July 9th, 2014

Slap in the Face for Stan Collymore
Ex-Footballer Loses PCC Case Against The Sun

Former footballer Stan Collymore has suffered a humiliating defeat after the Press Complaints Commission ruled that they would not uphold his complaint against the Sun. Collymore accused the paper of publishing an “inaccurate and misleading” article in January this year about his infamous violent attack on former girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson, claiming the Sun “had seriously misrepresented” him, “had misled readers” and had also “engaged in harassment”. The PPC has ruled none of Collymore’s complaints have been upheld, and that there was no breach of the Editor’s Code of Practice.

On the inaccuracy complaint:

“As the article made clear that the complainant had compared his single, “open handed” strike with the harm which may have been caused by a more brutal attack, the Commission concluded that readers would not have been misled by the headline or about the basis for the newspaper’s view that the complainant had sought to “justify” the attack. There was no breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Code on these points.”

On the alleged harassment:

“It was evident that a reporter had remained outside the house for a considerable period of time, but he had had no contact with the complainant or any member of the household during this period, and no request had been made for him to leave. It did not appear that he had acted in an intimidating manner and, once he had spoken to the complainant and been informed he did not wish to comment, the reporter had not persisted in questioning him… There was no breach of Clause 4 of the Code.”

You can read the original Sun story in full here


52 Comments

  1. 1

    A win for free speech. ennit?

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  2. 3
    Jimmy, Rolf, Cyril, Stuart and half of Parliament says:

    You twat Stan, come and join us.

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  3. 4
    Jimmy O Saville says:

    I agree

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  4. 5
    but says:

    Despite rightly losing the PCC case,presumably it doesn’t
    stop Collymore being “forgotten” by Google if he desires?

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    • 7
      Jimmy Saville says:

      You can be forgot by google?
      FFS show me how!

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      • 42

        Not from the grave Jimmy that s difficult .

        Unless of course you are one of the Undead and can rise at midnight to send Google an email whilst sucking blood from minors . This new Internet thingy , it s open 24/7 you know !!

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  5. 9
    Collymore should never appear on TV or Radio says:

    Did not Collymore get cautioned for making sexual advances to unknown women whilst they went about their supermarket shopping in the supermarket car park. Why do media outlets allow him to appear on their shows.

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  6. 10
    Mark says:

    And let’s not forget the current Stan Collymore issue with the Falklands Veterans, The Islanders themselves and his further comments about Northern Ireland. And Talksport and it’s sponsors wonder why veterans protest outside their offices !!

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  7. 11
    Diane Fatbott says:

    WWWAAAAACCCCCCIIIIISSSSTTTTT !!!

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  8. 12
    Winston says:

    Does Guido write the articles on here or News International?

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    • 20
      Peachy Schapps says:

      Mainly CCHQ (Guido won the raffle to be their mouthpiece at their annual fundraiser he attended), with input from News International, that sketch guy who writes a daily article about the Speaker, plus the intern who divides his time writing on here as well as that site nobody reads.

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    • 44

      Same difference ole’ chap.

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  9. 13
    sovietsalami63 says:

    sovietsalami63 Here,,
    The HM courts and tribunal service is corrupt , the decisions they make on. Benefit claimants appeals is Flawed and corrupt.
    the so called Judges are in fact not. Judges and are committing a criminal offence by Impersonating crown court Judges.
    I stated that I Do not consent to all Parliamentary statutes including acts of. Parliament , and was told by the Judge ( solicitor) that it did not apply in this case , Hence Hedinied me my Basic Legal rights .
    These Solicitors are in fact Solicitors from the Leeds area and are in Noway impartial , they say they’re impartial , but The Lord chancellor is a member of the government .
    The whole courts system should be Managed and staffed by Liberty the. Legal charity , then we would have genuine impartiality, and not something that’s corrupt and where justice i is missing.

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  10. 14
    albacore says:

    Assuming, of course, that she lives that long
    Dave must have reckoned he couldn’t go wrong
    Appointing someone in her ninth decade
    To overturn stones of which he’s afraid

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  11. 16

    This is another one for Labour’s inbox…

    Vote UKIP :-D

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  12. 17

    That is good news. These bullies are just trying for censorship via the back door.

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  13. 18

    Tweet du jour ?

    Vote UKIP :-D

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    • 24
      Anonymous says:

      There’d obviously be a conflict of interest. HM is head of a mafia-like crime family that is infamous for its inability to keep its trousers pulled up and its knickers on. Charles can’t keep his cock out of other people’s wives, or his manservant, Margaret was nothing more than a common trollop, Edward’s paternity is questionable, as is Randy Andy’s and Harry’s.

      ‘Dickie’ Mountbatten was a pervert, plain and simple, and the reason Herr Phillip was excluded from HM’s bed was because he was usually in someone else’s.

      But shhhh! don’t mention this stuff, Pippa has got a nice arse.

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    • 25
      Anonymous says:

      The Queen is the head of a mafia-like crime family that is infamous for its lack of sexual morality. Well, any morality at all, really.

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    • 48

      Well there could be .
      According to David Icke is she not allegedly inclined to transmute into a lizard on random occasions. Can t have lizards interrogating The Great and Good

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  14. 22
    sovietsalami63 says:

    sovietsalami63. here,
    the Legal Tory establishment including Leeds city council are using Slavery Law to control us , of course slavery is an international crime , but the very fact that were alll REGISTERED at BIRTH means that our parents sign our qwnership to the state/ crown.
    we cannot possibly have knowledge of this until were older , so this registering must be unlawful.
    we all have a right to refuse to consent ie opt out of Any or all parliamentary statutes , as statutes are NOT laws they’re also not contracts we have no obligation whatsoever to abide to or consent to these
    council tax is Common Law and it’s been change to statue which is a crime, the council tax is a Forceful request for money and nothing more, there is no obligation to pay it .
    you can at any time refuse to consent to parliamenry statutes and acts of parliament as they’re NOT law .
    the best way to avoid the Tory establishment your consent is to remove you r name from the Electoral rolls and not to include it again, ask to have it removed from the master records of you council.

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    • 28
      Twampersand mk II says:

      Yep, 100% mental.

      Have you just woke up to the fact that the state will do what it wants, when it wants, to whom it wants? They make it up as they go along, there is no rule of law in the UK.

      If what you said is true, and it isn’t, the Gov would simply make up a new law to shaft you.

      I suggest you spend real time with real people, instead of wasting your life on vain theories of how to avoid tax and government intrusion. Breathe some air. The best you can hope for is to minimize it, and poking the tax authorities with a stick and believing fairy tales about 0% tax rates and no obligation to live by statutes is the best way to annoy the bastards.

      I think what I really mean is ‘get a life’.

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    • 49

      “…council tax is Common Law and it’s been charge to statue which is a crime, ..”

      Quite agree . Are we charging Statues Council Tax now ? Bizarre.

      What next ? I know ….a Precept for Being Perverts.

      That should limit their night life.

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  15. 27
    sovietsalami63 says:

    sovietsalami63 Here,
    Chris Grayling mp is not Legally qualified and is a member if the condem government, so he’s not impartial and cannot be able to to the Jobe he’s been given although he’s a Tory it eels that that’s all that’s needed, were pissed of with this Thatcherite type of control Fuckery were being subjected to Daily , we’ve got a German Monarchy which is illigitimate and were cowtowing the Those f-ck ups over the pond , the Planks.
    our. Judicial system is corrupt as is the. Government and for ordinary people who cannot acces justice at all this is all beyond belief.
    the. Tory establishment has had its day four hundred years ago , so let’s get rid of them all , and have a Cromwellian Republic as we should still technically be thanks to Oliver Cromwell.

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    • 29

      The Monarchy was reinstated, legally, after Cromwell’s insurrection, mostly because the ‘republic’ was worse than the Monarchy, and Cromwell turned into the thing he claimed to hate.

      The man was Hunt.

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      • 33
        sovietsalami63 says:

        Cromwell made one mistake and that was to. Let. Charles the second getaway, he should have executed his as well, the monarchy in this country are still tyrants and cowards.

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    • 51

      Tell you what — I do like your rhyming slang for Yanks .

      I ll use it if I may.

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  16. 30
    sovietsalami63 says:

    Sovietsalami63. Here,
    let’s all stop kidding ourselves THRE is no gold in Fort Knox, the Americans are Bankrupt and owe over $ 70 Trillion in debt most of it to the Chinese , the world money markets carry on as if nothing were wrong wow how wrong they are.

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    • 52

      I quite agree . I wish the markets would too . Currently I ve got the Mother of all short bets on the Dow 30 and the bugger just keeps going up — it s crucifying me …

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  17. 31
    Sovietsalami63 says:

    Sovietsalami63 Here,
    as there were allegations agains senior members of the Royal Family sexual abuse , perhaps the files on sexual abuse rings were destroyed on the orders so. Her. Maj , or even more plausible , the Intelligence agencies Mi5 and MI6 may use them to. Blackmail Labour Party Mps or Labour. Govrmernment Ministers, not for the Firts time.

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  18. 32
    Waaaaayyyyciiiisssst! says:

    Bung !!!!! Hahahahaha, he’s not a member of Theefah is he (The football people in case you don’t read my onomatopoea

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  19. 34
    sovietsalami63 says:

    Sovietsalami63 Here,
    as this country is taking part in Illegal wars and flys unarmed drones in soverign states , you all have the right to withhold your taxes , as paying tax to this. Tory government for this war is a crime, also paying VAT is an offence as it does not take into account the payees ability to pay. Etc etc etc.

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  20. 35
    Dr Evil says:

    If he thought it so wrong why didn’t the bastard sue the Sun? Coz he would have lost I expect, hence the try with the PCC. Epic fail.

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    • 46
      Sovietsalami63 says:

      sovietsalami63 Here,
      we’ll you and I weren’t Living during cromwells reign ,but he Had guts and did what the people here wanted

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  21. 41

    Lizzie Utter-Loss says ;;;;

    I agree ( do I David?)

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