The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) and Football Association have received more than 100 complaints after the front page of the Sun newspaper appeared to mock new England manager Roy Hodgson's speech.
The headline and sub-headings on the lead story in the paper were all altered to imitate Hodgson's manner of speaking:
– Sun headline
Woy gets England job
BWING ON THE EUWOS!
(We'll see you in Ukwaine against Fwance)
The Football Association described the front page as "unacceptable" while Chairman David Bernstein described it as "in poor taste and disrespectful".
– Football Association
The FA and the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) have today received a large number of objections relating to the front page headline in The Sun newspaper, regarding Roy Hodgson’s manner of speech.
On this occasion, we will not be making an official complaint to the PCC but we have raised it with the newspaper and made it clear that their front page is unacceptable to us.
– FA Chairman David Bernstein
We are delighted at the media response to Roy's appointment but are disappointed with the headline in The Sun, which we consider is in poor taste and disrespectful.
Outrage has been growing on twitter all morning to the splash with sports pundits and fans coming out in support of Hodgson:
How long will it be before The Sun gets over the 'hilarious' fact that a man who speaks 5 languages slightly mispronounces the letter R?From @kevinhunterday on Twitter:
The Sun is a disgrace. Not acceptable to make fun of Hodgson's impediment. He speaks 5 languages, that paper struggles to write in one.From @swanabi on Twitter: