In an article on January 18, 2011 headed “Brady’s text shame adds more mayhem to Hammers madness” we claimed that Karren Brady, vice-chairman of West Ham United, had sent text messages to a number of players encouraging them to rise up against the manager Avram Grant and demand his sacking. We now accept that Ms Brady never sent any such text messages.
On 26 January 2011 we published an article headed “Richard Keys daughter Jemma defends her dad in sexism row” in which we quoted, in error, Jemma Keys, the daughter of former Sky TV presenter Richard Keys, saying that in a private conversation Ms Brady had laughed and joked with Mr Keys about his comments. This was despite reporting that Ms Brady had publicly condemned the sexist comments made by Mr Keys.
In fact, no conversation took place between Ms Brady and Mr Keys. We apologise to Ms Brady for these untrue allegations. We have agreed to pay her damages and legal costs.
(Hat-tip to Regret the Error)