Sheffield Wednesday fan to take legal action after ‘ignorant’ tweet from Jewish group
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Sheffield Wednesday fan to take legal action after ‘ignorant’ tweet from Jewish group

Left-wing site 'Jewish Voice' uses image of Paul Gregory, 54, to depict an EDL supporter, causing anger among the club's fans

Photo shopped image depicting Paul Gregory as an EDL football hooligan
Photo shopped image depicting Paul Gregory as an EDL football hooligan

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club supporters were left livid with a left-wing Jewish media group this week after the image of a popular fan was used in a mocked-up far-right magazine cover.

An image of a shirtless and cheering Paul Gregory, 54, known as ‘Tango,’ was used by Jewish Voice in an imagined magazine cover for far-right group English Defence League (EDL).

Jewish Voice, which blogs and tweets about the far-right threat, was facing the prospect of legal action on Monday, after using Gregory’s image without his permission. According to The Star, Gregory said he had already instructed a lawyer “because it’s disgusting”.

Sheffield Wednesday’s assistant manager retweeted some examples of fans’ anger, including one message from Dan Kris, who said: “As a Jewish Wednesday fan, this image must be taken down immediately. It’s embarrassing. I’ve been going to matches home and away for 20 years and Tango is a very good guy. This kind of image is just ignorant.”

Tango shot to fame in February for going topless during the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ cold snap, during an evening game in which temperatures dipped to -6.

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