Evening Post Apologise To Leeds United

Wednesday, 30 April 2008, 17:34
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In a statement released via their website, the paper said "On 16 April we published an article about Leeds United's appeal against the Football League's decision to deduct 15 points from the club at the start of the 2007/2008 season. In the article we reported a claim that Leeds United had deliberately "bent" the Football League rules after having gone in to administration. We would like to make clear that this claim does not represent the views of this newspaper. We accept that neither the club nor its directors, having gone into liquidation, "bent the rules".

We have apologised to Mr Bates for the misunderstanding and embarrassment caused. "

The Post are the latest in a long line of newspapers forced into a backtrack over comments made regards the Leeds points deduction – a decision on which is expected tomorrow.

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