Riyad Mahrez calls out The Sun for making up quotes
'Never said this or anything close to this'
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.
❌ Never said this or anything close to this 🤫🤫🤫 https://t.co/Jam6VzBwJn
— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) September 2, 2021
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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