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Dean gets a result

12 April 2013


From Dr Richard Scothon
Sir, - As a father of young children, and a man of mixed-race heritage, I am pleased to read the Dean of Durham's open letter to the new manager of Sunderland Football Club, Paolo Di Canio (News, 5 April).

As a proud resident of the north-east of England, I applaud Dean Sadgrove's attempt to clarify Mr Di Canio's apparent political leanings. It is reassuring that the new Sunderland manager has now made it clear that he is not political, not a racist, nor supports the ideology of fascism.

All children and young adults are influenced by people in positions of leadership. It is paramount that the Far Right's poison is kept away from their impressionable minds, and it is thanks to Dean Sadgrove's letter that we can have confidence that this poison will not be heard from Sunderland's football manager.

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