Tag Archives: portsmouth fc

When is it ok to ban a journalist?

Portsmouth FC have banned a local newspaper journalist from their ground after taking  dislike to a piece that he wrote. Although the club has neither suggested the article broke any law nor is libellous, it has decided to ban Neil Allen for an “indefinite period” from home matches, press conferences, speaking to the players and coaching staff or visiting the club’s training ground.

As Hold The Front Page reports,

News sports editor Howard Frost told HTFP: “It seems a bit petty. If (manager) Paul Hart wants to take exception, that’s his prerogative.

“It’s generally normal for managers and journalists to fall out

Posted in Op-eds | Also tagged , , and | 2 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • Paul Barker
    If The Liberals had stuck to their promise to deliver Electoral Reform Canada would now have a Parliament with a substantial Progressive majority - Trudeau didn...
  • expats
    Empty?? Further from the Guardian...David Liddell, the chief executive of Scottish Drugs Forum, welcomed the announcement: saying, “The extension of record...
  • Brad Barrows
    It is unacceptable that the UK government refuses to allow safe consumption rooms to be established when medical experts and the Scottish government believes th...
  • Peter Martin
    @ John @ David, I'm not sure what "rising to the challenge" means here. New Zealand is genuinely independent in the same way that Scotland could be if it wan...
  • theakes
    Swings and roundabouts, probably the Cons weill win next time, it will be there turn, once they have absorded the Peoples party. Needs to be a radical redistri...