Post by Malcolm Clarke on Sept 27, 2014 13:41:32 GMT
There have been a few posts on here and twitter about the identity of the player who called Neil a "m**g". One poster effectively named a player this morning, but edited it out on my advice. This is because of the libel laws etc etc. I am concerned that you don't expose yourself to any comeback. It's because of this that the BBC lawyers insisted that the players be given fictitious names in the film.
Martin Carruthers identity as the owner of the expensive boxer shorts is known because it was in Lou's book. But the lawyers even went so far as to say that the boxer shorts player shouldn't be shown as hearing the "m**g" comment because Carruthers might have grounds for complaint that he was shown as hearing it but doing nothing.
I think if you spot any more "naming and shaming", it would be advisable to remove it.