Filed: Wednesday, 18th July 2012
By: Staff Writer No.2
It is being reported this evening that Sam Allardyce is to take legal action against former club Blackburn Rovers and their manager Steve Kean.
Although full details of the case have not been made public, the action is believed to centre around critical remarks made by Kean to supporters in a bar during a tour to Hong Kong last year.
The comments later turned up on the internet having been filmed on a supporter's mobile 'phone.
According to the BBC, a spokesman for Allardyce confirmed that proceedings were commenced on 12 July and that there would be "no further comment at this time".
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by Tell it how it is Charlie!
09:32PM 18th Jul 2012
''He is hardly likely to receive that much. I´m surprised it´s even going to court. Has he lost out any way financially by these comments? If he lost the England post because of these comments then fair enough. You just don't sue because some one has stated something bad against yourself.
Surely the freedom of speech comes into play as well. Kean only has to prove on the balance of probability wrong doing by Allardyce, then Allardyce might be out of pocket himself. Allardyce has to be careful.
I thought Allardyce stated that he had elephant skin?''
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