Striker Criticises Press Over Privacy

England and Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, has this week condemned the press after images of him playing golf with his two sons were posted on news sites.

According to reports, Rooney was on a family holiday in Portugal, ahead of warm weather training with England’s World Cup squad, when pictures of him playing mini golf with his two sons were taken.

The images then appeared on news sites in the UK, although they have since been removed from at least one site.

Taking to Twitter to condemn the UK press, Rooney tweeted: “Disgusting that English press have flew out to Portugal to follow me while I’m with my children” – and Rooney’s condemnation of the press comes a month after front-man Paul Weller won a privacy case against the press for publishing images of his family.

According to the Press Complaints Commission Editors’ Code of Practice “editors must not use fame, notoriety or position of a parent or guardian as sole justification for publishing details of a child’s life”.

Whilst Wayne Rooney has criticised the press and Paul Weller recently won his privacy case; for those who feel their privacy has been encroached, whether by the press or via other methods – our human right solicitors may be able to help you with legal action.

At Howe+Co, we have significant experience in handling a range of human rights related legal matters, specialising in privacy cases, and our human rights solicitors in London have worked on a number of high profile cases.

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