The PR Guru

November 18, 2010

Capello comes under attack by world’s media, Harry Potter footage is leaked online, Eva Longoria files for divorce after husband’s affair and Lincoln Prison made a translation error

The media have today given England manager Fabio Capello a new nickname – Prat in a Hat – for constantly making mistakes when it comes to crucial decisions.

In fact, England and Liverpool have both confirmed that an agreement was broken over the amount of time Steven Gerrard would spend on the pitch against France, during the match last night.

It was agreed, pre-match, that Fabio Capello would play Gerrard for no more than an hour.

However, Gerrard ended up playing until just six minutes from time when he was forced off with a hamstring injury.

Capello’s decision saw Liverpool’s head of fitness and conditioning Darren Burgess post a tweet slamming England’s behaviour as ‘disgraceful’.

Burgess said: “Unbelievable from all associated with England and English FA with regard to Steven Gerrard’s injury. Completely ignored agreement and past history.”

He removed the tweet from his page around an hour later but has since reposted it, a few minutes ago.

Capello admitted that an injury to Gareth Barry meant Stevie had to stay on beyond the previously agreed schedule.

However, Capello insisted that any club cannot dictate to a national team how long somebody should play.

For now though, even French journalists have called into question his capabilities as an international manager.

In other news, a 36-minute clip of the Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1) has been leaked online ahead of its international release. Warner Bros. said it was working to remove the video, which was stolen and illegally posted on file-sharing websites on Tuesday. However, a film like this doesn’t need to worry. The leak won’t stop people from going to the cinema to see it on the big screen – with a massive Box-Office advance and tickets being sold out for days.

Eva Longoria has filed for divorce after reading flirtatious text messages sent from her husband Tony Parker to the wife of one of his NBA team-mates. In fact, the couples were close friends but this has taken it a step too far – with other messages apparently being posted on Facebook. Eva tweeted earlier that she has filed for divorce and Tony later said the same thing. It just goes to show that in the days of social media it is incredibly easy for mistakes to be made and for word to get out to the press almost immediately about what is going on. This certainly isn’t going to do anything for Tony’s reputation because the Desperate Housewives actress is incredibly popular and his affair will be seen as an uncalled-for betrayel.

And, finally, a translation error at Lincoln prison labelled an exercise yard as an execution yard in the draft of an information booklet for Russian inmates. Luckily the mistake was spotted in an early draft, but if it had been used then it would have been extremely unnerving for the Russians, who may not even realise that we don’t have execution yards in this country.



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