Sun says libel action brought by Greek football boss over match-fixing claims has been 'settled amicably'

The president of Olympiakos Football Club has settled his libel dispute with the The Sun over claims he was facing criminal charges for bribery and match fixing.

Evangelos Marinakis (pictured above) claimed an article, headlined “Arsenal’s rivals in a right old fix”, was defamatory and caused his reputation to be “seriously damaged”.

He said in a High Court claim form that the article alleged he is facing prosecution for “being part of a criminal gang and participating in the offering of bribes as well as match-fixing”.

A Sun spokesman previously told Press Gazette: “The Sun stands by its article and a plea of justification has been put on the record.”

But today a spokesman for The Sun said: "With regard to the Press Gazette article which was published on 30 May 2013, the action has been resolved amicably between the parties."

The original article appears to have been taken down from The Sun website.

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