FA slam 'unacceptable' Sun

Tabloid headline draws anger from Football Association

Roy Hodgson: FA have hit back at headline relating to new England manager

The Football Association has condemned as 'unacceptable' a newspaper headline poking fun at new England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech.

Hodgson was appointed as England manager on Tuesday and in the main the media were supportive of the decision.

But The Sun's headline of "Bwing on the Euwos!" poked fun at the way the new England manager pronounces the letter R.

FA chairman David Bernstein was quick to defend his latest employee and expressed his anger at the headline.


An FA statement read: "The FA and the Press Complaints Commission have today received a large number of objections relating to the front page headline in The Sun newspaper, regarding Roy Hodgson's manner of speech.

"On this occasion, we will not be making an official complaint to the PCC but we have raised it with the newspaper and made it clear that their front page is unacceptable to us."

Bernstein said: "We are delighted at the media response to Roy's appointment but are disappointed with the headline in The Sun, which we consider is in poor taste and disrespectful."

In its story the Sun said Hodgson was "affectionately known as Woy due to his speech impediment".