The Club’s response is that the two matters are wholly unrelated.
George Graham signed a contract with the Club which included a clause that he should restrict his media comments to only those matters which related to football.
There was no agreement between the Club and Sol Campbell to keep details of Mr. Campbell’s wage demands confidential. Therefore, the Club is neither guilty of hypocrisy nor is it in breach of any contract.
However, the Club does have a duty to tell its supporters the true reasons why its captain has decided to leave the Club.
Indeed, the Club’s approach to the Sol Campbell situation has received overwhelming support from the fans as evidenced by the result of the poll held on the Club’s official website.
The poll ran from Sunday evening through to Tuesday evening and the results were as follows:
Was the club right not to meet Sol's demands? 2,836 votes.
Was the club wrong not to meet Sol's demands? 175 votes.
Articles in two national newspapers yesterday implied that the Club are being hypocritical in disclosing details of Sol Campbell’s wage demands after having allegedly sacked George Graham for leaking confidential financial information to the media.