Alun Thorn, the editor of The Coventry Telegraph has today responded to criticism following an advert for hospitality for upcoming Aston Villa matches in today’s edition.
Some Sky Blue fans believe the Premier League club are trying to take advantage of the ground share at Northampton Town’s Sixfields stadium by running the advert in a ‘Coventry paper’ and entice a future generation of potential Sky Blue fans from the club.
The advert is featured on page 11 of today’s paper and has been met with mixed reactions on social networks by Coventry City fans.
The Coventry Telegraph has received a number of complaints regarding the advert, however the paper is printed, not written in Birmingham and is such going to receive advert requests from businesses in Birmingham as well as Coventry.
But should The Coventry Telegraph have run the advert, or should they have found a way to refuse?