Oh No! the Guardian is claiming that the Sun has been duped over the parasailing donkey Anapka it rescued in Russia.
The Guardian reports: "A Russian businessman has made an ass out of the Sun, according to reports in Moscow. Russia's own tabloid press said it's the wrong donkey. . .While Anapka "lives it up at the Kremlin riding school, getting hot baths, being rubbed with creams and taken to the solarium, it turns out it's all for nothing," the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily noted gleefully. The real four-legged victim, it said, was a donkey called Manya, and she remains by the Black Sea while Anapka – a fake, sold to the Sun for 70,000 roubles (£1,500) – revels in luxury."
- It's not the first time the Sun has run into donkey trouble. In 1987 it rescued "Blackie" in Spain only to have it snatched away by the Daily Star in a classic Fleet Street caper.