The Daily Record has today stood its ground concerning a story it ran about a Celtic football player, which prompted the club to retort with a statement claiming the story to be “totally without foundation”.
It follows a report published by the newspaper which alleged Celtic manager, Tony Mowbray, had informed midfielder, Scott Brown, that he had no future at the club.
In response, the club yesterday said: “The story, which appeared on Wednesday morning, has been dismissed by both Tony Mowbray and Scott Brown as being totally without foundation.” It added it is currently seeking legal advice.
But the Record fought back this morning, saying that the claim was read to Brown, for confirmation, before the paper printed it.
Said the paper: “We stand by that information and our source, who is well known to Celtic.
“Yet, on the Parkhead club's official website yesterday they branded our story as 'erroneous and without foundation'.
“The truth is that before printing the story it was read out to Brown.”
And it finished by saying: “Someone has been economical with the truth, but Record Sport's conscience is clear. It's now a matter for Brown and Celtic.”
Meanwhile, the Celtic website quotes Brown, saying: “Obviously I am very disappointed with this article as there is no foundation to it. I have worked with the manager for some time and have a very good relationship with him.”