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Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Sunday Herald names the footballer who cannot be named

So, this week has been the week of super injunctions, gagging orders and accusations.

The Sunday Herald, or as it is known on some of its competitors websites, the newspaper that cannot be named, has taken the plunge and named he who cannot be named.

The Sunday Herald’s front page;
“Everyone knows that this is the footballer accused of using the courts to keep allegations of a sexual affair secret. But we weren’t supposed to tell you that…,”

Due to the increased traffic to the Sunday Herald’s website, it’s down, although the Guardian reports that the article and photo have not been published online.

Was this a stunt to get more readers, or a move to show the lawyers that there are ways round the law, especially when injunctions are only applied for in one country, therefore exempting other countries.

Let us see what this week brings.

2 comments:

tris said...

Exactly. What irritates me most is the pomposity of these people in London who think that their law applies everywhere.

It doesn't even occur to them that there is a separate jurisdiction on the main island.

Scotland is so unimportant as to not register on the radar of big London law firms.

We are quite entitled here to talk about and print the name of this stupid man, because this is not England and their laws don't apply any more than Chinese ones do.

Maybe it would be an idea to tell the London legal establishment that there is this thingy called the internet. And amazingly it doesn't run on English law.

Anonymous said...

what a farce this is. I am never normally interested in these sorts of stories but with allthe whohar surrounding it I am now. So his injunction is just doing the opposite and causing more interest. I agree the judges need to learn about the internet and why does his man think he can sue twitter an american based company.

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