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Hoss The Villain Complains To News of the World

Hoss The Villain Complains To News of the World

Hoss the Villain has written in to the editor at the News of the World over the badly presented report over the weekend. Be interesting to see if he gets a response!

Dan,

Following your report in the NOTW on Sunday regarding Aston Villa not supporting the Poppy appeal this year are you now going to be writing a similar story in this Sunday’s edition apologising for your inaccuracies following the Clubs statement that your article was incorrect?

http://www.avfc.premiumtv.co.uk

Aston Villa are the only Club in the Premiership which does not take shirt sponsorship money but instead promotes a local hospice which cares for terminal sick children on their shirts. I see no mention in your article regarding this and the estimated revenue of £2m which will be raised for the charity because of the publicity. This is money well needed by a self funding charity and the recognition that a Premiership football club is willing to forgo monies to support a charity in their community such as Acorns shows more about the Club and the owners than a misleading, sensationalist article published in your paper will ever do.

I can only assume that you believe the Royal British Legion is a more worthwhile cause than a local children’s hospice? However, your article only highlights your insensitivity towards the suffering of terminally ill children for which Aston Villa are supporting and the great work both the Club and players are doing to help a community charity survive.

The Royal British Legion is a well supported charity and one for which I support every year being a fellow serviceman. Appeals for the Royal British Legion take place every year throughout the country and raise millions of pounds to help those suffering from death, injury and bereavement due to wars. Charities such as Acorns rely solely on local people to give up their time to fundraise and without this they would be unable to help the very people in the community who give up so much time to help them.

I urge you to both apologise for your inaccurate reporting and to further write a positive article on the goodwill shown by Aston Villa towards a charity which it supports. Irrespective of what Aston Villa allows to happen in their own ground they support a charity of local importance and one which is as important to us here in the Midlands as the Royal British Legion is to the people of the country.

Maybe you hold one charitable effort in greater esteem to another but you'll never understand the true importance of all charities and the people who give up time and money in support of these causes when you are writing reports to the nation demeaning the efforts of others who are helping worthwhile causes, especially those which help our children.

Regards,

Hoss the Villain

(real name removed for this article!)



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Writer:Hoss The Villain
Date:Tuesday October 28 2008
Time: 5:55PM

Comments

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Power to the people!
The Fear
28/10/2008 17:58:00
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hang on, when I say to the people, I don't mean the paper!
The Fear
28/10/2008 17:58:00
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Boycot the NOTW if they dont apologise!
Stourbridge Villan
28/10/2008 18:04:00
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Wear your boycott of the NOTW with pride, I say!
pongogidman
28/10/2008 18:08:00
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Hoss is an honest bunch of lads.
SuperTommyJohnson
28/10/2008 18:37:00
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Well said Hoss. I for one support a local charity thats close to my heart, but I also support others including the RBL poppy appeal. This is just another attempt to knock back a team on the up! Personally, i dont understand why any one would want to by the NOTW in the first place - you get just as many true facts in the Beano (no offence Beano lovers).
McGrathisgod
28/10/2008 19:36:00
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Great letter. Now lets see which square inch they dedicate to our apology? Apologies don't sell papers. :(
Adam Deuce
28/10/2008 19:42:00
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good work. i would never buy that pile of **** anyway
ric112
28/10/2008 20:24:00
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WTF are you on about Godisgod, The Beano is the gospel (or the quran depending upon which faith you are) compared to the NOTW. The media have got their heads so far up the top 4s A***s ..........
Villan444
28/10/2008 20:26:00
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A well written and well reasoned letter, but don't hold your breath about getting a positive reply. I suspect the NOTW staff may have problems reading your letter, there were too many big words for the likes of them.
Obediah
28/10/2008 21:03:00
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