Last week, we published a blog post discussing the new investor in Arsenal, Uzbeki steel magnate Alisher Usmanov. I quoted extensively from an article by Craig Murray (former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan) on his website, craigmurray.co.uk. That article has now been removed “at the instigation of Schillings, lawyers retained by Usmanov.”
This morning I also received notice from Schillings of London that unless I removed the article, his client would reserve the right to issue legal proceedings for libel. I have, reluctantly, complied with their request.
More to come on this soon.