Express Justification for Fabricated Story The above so called `correction` from the Express is little more than an attempted justification for their fabricated story which was published in their media outlets. To add insult to injury it was then unwittingly taken up by other outlets presumably not realising that the story had no basis in fact and was made up. It does not set the record straight. It is does not even come close to an apology. It is little more that a mealy mouthed, lame attempt to pacify a complainant. It does not address the core and fundamental issue - that a national media outlet created a story in advance and published the lie that "James Milner was booed by Manchester City supporters when he 'touched the ball during the Vincent Kompany's testimonial." He did not even play in the match ! The Express have reluctantly accepted that he did not play. Therefore he could not have been booed when "he touched the ball". The `correction` appears to try and justify this lie on the grounds of (a) unconfirmed claims on social media before the game (which Milner did not play in); (b) some fans at some previous games had booed him (so what? is this really a headline story? It happens all over the country at almost every football ground !); and (c) he was listed in the large squad of players who may have been selected - he wasn`t). There is a very important principle at stake here. From previous posts it seems that many are very dissatisfied with the `correction`. Some may rightly want to take this further. The following may be interested to hear more about this: (1) The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) This is " the independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK. We hold newspapers and magazines to account for their actions, protect individual rights, uphold high standards of journalism and help to maintain freedom of expression for the press. We consider complaints - https://www.ipso.co.uk/complain/ about newspapers or magazines (and their websites) which are members of IPSO. To see if a publication is an IPSO member, you can check here, or call us for advice. We can only consider complaints which are made under the Editors’ Code. We deal with complaints about editorial material in publications. This includes:articles and the behaviour of journalists". (2) The Sports Journalists Association - https://www.sportsjournalists.co.uk/about/ If the writer of the story and the person responsible for the `correction` are members of this professional body.