Kevin Pietersen has expressed his unhappiness after a picture of him was used to illustrate a story about Alviro Petersen’s alleged role in the match-fixing scandal.
A picture of the ex-England player was used under the headline ‘Petersen: I’m not a match-fixer’, despite Pietersen having nothing to do with the scandal. It’s been revealed that the Dhaka Tribune, an English-based daily newspaper in Bangladesh, were responsible, and they’ve since issued an apology.
The mistake was made due to the similarity of their surnames, but this could easily be mistaken by those who aren’t aware of Petersen’s current situation.
Earlier today, Pietersen took to twitter to express his dissatisfaction about the blunder.
Hmmmmmm!!!! Not quite sure I’m all that happy with my image being used under this headline!!! What paper is this?????? pic.twitter.com/8fEkaMRt0B
— KP (@KP24) November 14, 2016
We offer our sincerest apologies to @KP24 for using his photo incorrectly in a news.
— DhakaTribune (@DhakaTribune) November 14, 2016
Ex-Proteas opening batsman, Petersen, is trying to clear his name after being accused by the CSA of match-fixing. See story here.
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