The End Result Of Superinjunctions: The Count The 'Can't Be Nameds' Game
from the drink! dept
Following on the Giggs Effect, it appears there have been some interesting developments. First, the BBC now feels comfortable naming Ryan Giggs after MP John Hemming used Parliamentary privilege to name Giggs while discussing this whole mess:
“Mr Speaker, with about 75,000 people having named Ryan Giggs it is obviously impracticable to imprison them all.”
Gotta love the understatement of the word “impracticable.”
Meanwhile, a different footballer (not Giggs apparently) who has a similar injunction is causing some additional interest after asking the Attorney General (who I’m sure has better things to do) to go after a famous unnamed journalist for a famous unnamed publication who posted an unlinked-to Tweet that mentions the unnamed footballer during an unnamed match. Seriously. Read the story and count what can’t be named. Just don’t take a drink each time, because you might not make it to the end:
The England footballer, known only by his court codename of TSE, instructed lawyers to ask the judge to pass the case on to the Attorney General?s office. And he agreed.
Due to the extraordinary restrictions surrounding the reporting of cases such as this, The Mail on Sunday cannot identify the journalist involved nor even provide readers with edited versions of his tweets.
It is believed that the messages were written about the player during a recent high-profile football match, which again The Mail on Sunday cannot identify due to court restrictions.