The Sun Retracts Claim about Soccer Manager

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The UK Sun retracted a Jan. 30 story claiming that a soccer sports manager texted his team “to prepare for a 9/11 style terror attack.”  The Feb. 4 retraction indicated the story was baseless.

Read the retraction, about Preston North End soccer team manager Graham Westley, below:

“An article on January 30 incorrectly stated that Graham Westley, Manager of Preston North End FC, had sent a bizarre late night text telling players to prepare for a 9/11 style terror attack and encouraging reaction to it.

“We accept that Mr Westley sent no such text to players or otherwise. We are happy to set the record straight and apologise to Mr Westley and Preston North End FC.”

The team reported on the retraction as well.

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