Tuesday, 31 August 2010
The Sun still won't mention Southampton F.C.
The Sun has kept to its pledge not to name Southampton Football Club on its sports pages after the club banned the media from sending photographers to cover matches at its St. Mary's home ground.
The paper's policy of referring to Southampton as "South Coast club" continues today in the coverage of a major sports news story about the club - the sacking of manager Alan Pardew.
The Sun says today: "There is still no mention in SunSport of a once-proud South Coast club because of the ban on local and national newspaper photographers at home games by executive chairman Nicola Cortese."
The club wants the media to pay for pictures taken by its own photographers.