If the first rule of journalism is to get the facts right, you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t fault the Manchester Evening News.
But that respected organ could have benefited from a little compassion in its report of an amateur cricketer who collapsed and died this week mid-match.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Billy HughesÃ¢â‚¬, writes a reporter, Ã¢â‚¬Å“had opened the batting for Robinsons CC in the first game of the season at Blackley when he slumped to the floor.Ã¢â‚¬
The report then says in the third par, Ã¢â‚¬Å“He had just hit two sixes and was unbeaten on 74 when he collapsed.Ã¢â‚¬
Which IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure is of great solace to his grieving wife Susan and two children.
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