Bournemouth article - A retraction

On Monday, 2nd November 2015 we published an article titled ‘Bournemouth defender Adam Smith cheers up young fan whose shirt was stolen at the end of Southampton match’.

The parent who said an AFC Bournemouth fan snatched Cherries star Adam Smith’s shirt from his son’s grasp following the game against Southampton last Sunday is now reported to have withdrawn his statement.

We now accept that the shirt was not stolen or taken, but was rather thrown by Smith into the stands.

The man in the crowd – who was not identified in our article – did nothing wrong, and we apologise to him for any distress that may have been caused'.

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