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The UK Guardian published a footnote to a quoted description in its Nov. 21 “Pass Notes” section clarifying information attributed to the Spectator’s Rod Liddle, according to Liddle.  Liddle noted that he didn’t get a correction.

The Guardian’s note, published in its “Corrections and Clarifications” column, reads

“According to Passnotes (No 3,081, Rod Liddle, 21 November, page 3, G2), among the comments Rod Liddle is alleged to have made while writing under the soubriquet ‘monkeymfc’ on an online forum pertaining to, but not controlled by, Millwall FC, was a description of a black player as a ‘spearchucking African.’ This was not Liddle’s description – he was quoting someone else who allegedly made those remarks.”

Interestingly, the Guardian left the statement in question intact on its website in the article here and added a footnote explaining that Liddle didn’t make the “spearchucking African” description.

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