Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Egypt Demand Apologies From South African Newspaper Over Prostitutes' Story

SHOOT: If the players had money stolen out of their wallets, sueing a newspaper for telling the story could be a nice little earner to get the money and some additional pocket money back. Just one question: did the players invite prostitutes into their rooms or not? Anyone know?
clipped from www.goal.com

A top Egypt official has said the team may be forced to drag a South African newspaper to court if they fail to tender an apology over a story that suggested that some of players invited prostitutes into the hotel, resulting in the theft of their wallets...

Head of Egypt's delegation to the FIFA Confederations Cup, Mahmoud Taher, has asked for a full apology from South African newspaper, The Sunday World, for triggering what he termed as "baseless accusations" against the Egyptian players.

Egypt skipper Ahmed Hassan reported the theft of some wallets from his team-mates' hotel rooms on Friday, only hours after the Pharaohs' historic 1-0 win over Italy in the Confederations Cup.

"The newspaper that published this allegation and the South African police both owe us apologies," Taher told FilGoal.com.

"If they don't apologise, we will sue Sunday World for libel and also take legal actions against the police department.

 blog it

No comments: