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02nd Sep 2021

Riyad Mahrez calls out The Sun for making up quotes

Danny Jones

Riyad Mahrez reponds to The Sun

‘Never said this or anything close to this’

Riyad Mahrez has called out The Sun for making up a quote he apparently said about his fellow Manchester City teammates and their opinions surrounding other clubs.

After the Football For All Twitter account shared a supposed quote from the much-maligned tabloid, Mahrez was quick to quote retweet the post and shut it down.

Mahrez isn’t the first footballer to take issue with the newspaper – the entirety of Liverpool and Everton football clubs have banned the outlet’s reporters from attending press conferences.

In 2006, Ashley Cole sued the paper and the now-defunct News of the World for harassment, libel and breach of privacy, and in 2014, Danny Simpson followed suit and sought libel damages after they labelled him a “homewrecker” on their front page.

The Sun story goes on to claim that Mahrez said: “certain stars dislike the game and only play for the money” and goes on to state that his ex-wife labelled him “big-headed” after his move to City.

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