Popular UK Newspaper, The SUN has finally apologized to Blackstars and newly-signed Arsenal signee Thomas Partey following their headline about his transfer from Athletico Madrid to Arsenal
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After Partey signed for Arsenal, the report carried out by The Sun about the midfielder caught the attention of many Ghanaians including the former News Editor of Joy News Dzifa Gbeho-Bampoh who wrote to The Sun to correct the story and possibly apologize for the unprofessional conduct.
I was offended because we must acknowledge people who have pulled themselves up to become something. By describing him and his hometown in that manner, we denigrate him and his hometown and the larger population of Ghanaians
I was very unhappy about it and I was actually incensed. I felt like if I didn’t write anything, I will just be shouting on social media to no end. So, I lodged a complaint to see whether there will be any different. I am glad that in the end, they appreciated that there was a need for a more nuanced description of Partey and his hometownDzifa Gbeho-Bampoh said on joy News
The Sun in their reply to the journalist apologized for using such language due to the fact that his transfer was something positive to talk about.
Firstly, let me apologize if our article on Thomas Partey caused offense and or upset. I am deeply disappointed that [the] clumsy language has overshadowed what was meant to be a positive story about Partey’s incredible rise. I have personally amended the article following your complaint and we will endeavor not to repeat the mistakes in the future,”Alex Peake, Digital Sports Editor
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