Soccer star may sue Breitbart for using photo in illegal immigration story: report

Soccer star may sue Breitbart for using photo in illegal immigration story: report
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Soccer star Lukas Podolski is considering legal action against Breitbart News for using a photo of him in an article about illegal immigration, according to a new report.

BBC News reports Podolski, who starred on the German national team during their championship run in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has consulted with his lawyer about the matter.

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The far-right website posted a story, titled “Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis,” on Friday with a photo of Podolski riding a jet-ski as the lead image.

Breitbart has since replaced the photo and added a correction to the bottom of their story.

“A previous version of this story included an image of Lukas Podolski on a jet ski. This image appeared as an illustration of a person on a jet ski,” the editor’s note reads. “Breitbart London wishes to apologize to Mr. Podolski. There is no evidence Mr. Podolski is either a migrant gang member, nor being human trafficked.

“We wish Mr. Podolski well in his recently announced international retirement.”