Darragh MacAnthony – Narcissistic or Not?

The Life of a Football Chairman

June 4th, 2011

How I deal with extortion, blackmail and media persecution

The reason for writing this article and posting it on my website and giving it to the local press is because to be honest with you, I’m fed up and had enough of the nonsense written about me on the web and in fact by the media when it suits them. I am also fed up with constant unfounded allegations, lawsuits and blackmail.

In the coming days the Mail on Sunday or some other media outlet will write a story and its headlines will be along the following:

‘Posh Chairman has criminal action filed against him in Spain’

‘Peterborough United’s future under threat’

‘Fraud committed by Posh Chairman’

Like everybody knows, most journalists are only interested in selling newspapers, and they won’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. With the recent promotion, we are newsworthy at the moment, and as such the journalists come sniffing around again.  I have had experience of it before.  They ask me for my comment but whatever I say to them, they twist it to support the story they are peddling.  It’s not just me.  I have had the conversation with many others in my line of work, and they all tell me to just ignore it because any sensible people don’t believe the rubbish in the papers anyway.  However, I have decided that enough is enough.

Since buying the club nearly 5 years ago, this has been a constant irritation. Its got to the point where my wife suggested that maybe I should sell the club and just walkaway from it entirely as if you Google my name, it appears I am about as popular as Osama Bin Laden or Gadaffi at the moment. Without knowing me or anything about me, you would think I am a criminal mastermind and someone who has been found guilty of fraud on a grand scale or dodgy by nature. The press love to harp on about freedom of speech but the reality is that anyone of us could go on the internet, hide behind an alias and post that our neighbor or boss is a pedophile and there is no recourse what so ever and in some cases no way to get this slander removed.

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MacAnthony goes on to Libel the corruption campaigning  Spanish Lawyer Antonio Flores and publishes confidential e-mails… between Antonio and Lisa Buckingham OBE, Editor at the Financial Mail.

He then goes on to insults and libel one of his very own victims, Michele Norcup, who just so happens to be one of the MRISG members  instrumental in bringing the criminal case against MacAnthony in Spain.  She should seriously consider engage Carter-Ruck to take him to court for his very public lies about her.

Have the Peterborough Evening Telegraph been bought?  No story appears in the one paper most people would have expected it to appear,  after all he does own the local football club – Peterborugh Football Club (POSH) so does he also own the paper too….?  Could that be the real reason for the Peterborugh Evening Telegraph, apparently, trying to keep the bad news stories out of their small town paper?

Answers and comments on a postcard below please.