By Chris Wright
Liverpool’s managing director Ian Ayre has offered a full written apology to a football blogger by the name of Sean Cummins, who was on the smelly end of what Ayre called the ‘inappropriate’ conduct of the club’s communications director, Jen Chang.
Cummins, the man behind the Twitter account of spoof journalist Duncan Jenkins, came to the attention of Chang after making a few educated guesses, which he dressed up as ‘inside information’ (it was all based on little more than second-hand tittle-tattle he’d picked up on internet message boards and the like) about Liverpool’s summer transfer targets that came to fruition.
Convinced he had a mole working for him inside the club, Chang then set about identifying the man behind the Duncan Jenkins account in order to rat out the fictional journalist’s fictional source, who he later claimed had cost Liverpool money (an extra £300,000) in their supposedly covert pursuit of Fabio Borini, then of Roma.
After identifying him, Chang became so obsessed and concerned about Jenkins’ Tweets that he scheduled a meeting with Cummins at a restaurant in Manchester back in August where he requested that the 35-year-old professional copy writer come