Sam Allardyce's England reign is no more, brought to an end by the Telegraph's undercover sting operation.
The Telegraph filmed Allardyce advising people whom he believed were businessmen on how to circumvent the "ridiculous" rules pertaining to third-party ownership of players in the transfer market. Allardyce was also filmed criticising Roy Hodgson, Gary Neville and the FA.
Within 24 hours of the video's publication, Allardyce was sacked by the FA, with the Association saying that "Allardyce's conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager".
While many hailed the Telegraph for their reportage, not everybody agreed. One was Jake Humphrey, of BT Sport, who hastily deleted this tweet claiming that Allardyce's departure was partly owing to England's "poisonous press":
— Callum May (@callummay) September 27, 2016
Humphrey copped quite a bit of flak, mainly from fellow journalists, before deleting it and tweeting this corrective missive, stressing 'ruthless' instead of poisonous:
Sam to be remembered as the England manager who lasted 67 days. Undone by a trio of greed, naivety and our ruthless press
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) September 27, 2016
Humphrey, to his credit, defended himself:
Others were eager to point out previous inaccuracies following Jake Humphrey's deleted tweets:
What do you think? Jake Humphrey's deleted tweets are part of a wider narrative that Allardyce been harshly treated by the English media? If you think this, you've got a friend in Top, Top, Top, Top Lad James Corden: