Originally posted by robbie carrobie
He claims he was the victim of entrapment, I want to understand whether the claim is legitimate.
If you talk about whether something was "legitimate" or not, or whether his complaint is "legitimate", then it means the questions on the table are things like - was he treated in a way that was against the rules? Or against the law? Was what happened permissible or authorized?
I don't see how you can argue that it is not permitted for someone to trick him into demonstrating that he is a dishonest or unethical man. You'd have to show that the people from the newspaper who made a fool of him broke a law or did something actionable.
Was he treated in a way that was against any rules? No. Was he treated in a way that was against the law? No. Was what happened permissible? Yes - if you think not, you (or Sam Allardyce) would need to cite some law or other that prohibited it.
Was it authorized? What "authority" did the people who contacted him need? None. They had freedom of movement, freedom of speech - just as Allardyce did. So, bearing all this in mind, what do you mean by asking whether his claim was "legitimate"?