The Press Comlaints Commission and the Football Association have today received a number of complaints in relation to The Sun's front page splash on new England coach Roy Hodgson.
After Hodgson's debut press conference at Wembley yesterday, the Rupert Murdoch owned tabloid opted for the headline "BWING ON THE EUWOS (WE'LL SEE YOU IN UKWAINE AGAINST FWANCE)". This was in reference to the 64-year-old's speech impediment.
Past England players, including the Neville brothers, as well as several media personnel and supporters, lambasted the redtop as The Sun was accused of bullying.
The FA Said in a statement: "The FA and the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) have today received a large number of objections relating to the front page headline in The Sun newspaper, regarding Roy Hodgson’s manner of speech.
"On this occasion, we will not be making an official complaint to the PCC but we have raised it with the newspaper and made it clear that their front page is unacceptable to us."
FA Chairman FA Chairman David Bernstein added: “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.”
Twitter reaction to the front page splash:
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