Football club chairman David Allen has started libel proceedings over comments made on the message boards of BBC radio’s Five Live show, the Press Gazette reports.
Allen, who is chair of Sheffield Wednesday, says defamatory messages have been left on the forum connected to the channel’s weekend football programme 606. He also alleges that ‘the BBC has become mixed up in the wrongdoing of some users’.
According to Press Gazette, he wants to sue two individuals, who go by the online usernames of ‘enchanted-fox’ and ‘Rocker’, for comments made about him in August.
Allen has asked London’s High Court to order the BBC to reveal the names, emails and postal addresses of the individuals concerned.
On a quick scan the comments have been removed, with entries on Sheffield Wednesday only going as far back as September.