Wishful thinking at FA over Capello coverage

Sports news, this time to be filed under “wishful thinking”. The Football Association has written to national newspaper editors asking them to respect the privacy of new England manager Fabio Capello’s wife and family.

“He wishes to make clear from the start how he would like to see his relationship with the media develop,” writes FA director of communications Adrian Bevington.

“In particular he requests that the media do not film or photograph, or attempt to approach or follow, his wife and other family members” who “have no desire to be public figures”.

He might as well add: “And don’t give him a hard time if the England team lose 4-0”, for all the good it will presumably do.

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