JOHN DELANEY, CEO, FAI – Apology
Between 23 and 28 August 2016 we published articles relating to the investigation into alleged criminal activity concerning tickets to the Rio Olympic Games. Two such articles were entitled:“Rio police want to interview John Delaney and Willie O’Brien – ‘they are the big guys in the Council’ and ‘Police say they wanted to quiz O’Brien and Delaney as they’re the “big guys”’.
The articles repeated certain quotes attributed to the Brazilian police which may have suggested Mr Delaney was centrally involved in matters which were the subject of the investigation. We accept that Mr Delaney had no role whatsoever in this matter and there was no wrongdoing on Mr Delaney’s part.
We apologise to Mr Delaney for the upset caused to him and his family.