NoW and Mail apologise over Capello beach pics

The Daily Mail and the News of the World have both apologised to England football manager Fabio Capello and made ‘substantial donations’ to charity after photgraphing him on holiday.

The pictures were published despite the Press Complaints Commission telling editors on 17 September that Capello was concerned about the presence of photographers during his holiday.

On Sunday, 20 September, the NoW published photos of Capello and his wife on a beach and the following Monday the Daily Mail published similar pictures.

The PCC said in a statement today: “Both newspapers accepted that internal procedures, warning of Mr Capello’s concerns, had failed and that the pictures were published in error.

“Following complaints, they have apologised to the Capellos, given undertakings for the future, and, at the request of the Capellos, made substantial donations to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation. The complaints have been amicably resolved on that basis.”

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