TUNDE AZEEZ’S AGENT, TITAN SPORTS FROWNS AT NEGATIVE PUBLICATION AND UNAUTHORISED USAGE OF TUNDE AZEEZ’S IMAGE
The attention of Titan Sports Management, one of Nigeria’s finest sports management agencies of international repute has been drawn to an article written by one Francis Achi of TotoriNews.Com titled “Nigeria Players Are Never Honest” and published on www.totorinews.com, specifically on https://www.totorinews.com/nigerian-players-are-never-honest-lawal-reveals/, in which the pictorial image of one of our highly talented and promising players named Tunde Azeez was used and erroneously displayed to depict the referenced Article which seemed to be de-marketing Nigerian football players.
We wish to state that Francis Achi and TotoriNews used the referenced pictorial image without seeking and obtaining our authorisation or consent. We state categorically the unauthorised use of our player’s pictorial image is an infringement of our player’s image rights, unlawful, wrongful and unprofessional.
For the record, our player, Tunde Azeez is highly talented with a very promising and blossoming career in the round leather game in Nigeria and we are therefore surprised at the unauthorised usage of his pictorial image in such a negative, sensational and de-marketing publication. Since the publication of the reference Article, we have been inundated with calls expressing serious concerns about our player, Tunde Azeez being liked with such a negative publication.
Therefore, we hereby demand an immediate removal of the pictorial image of our player, Tunde Azeez published in the article posted by one Francis Achi on TotoriNews.Com portraying our player, Tunde Azeez in a bad light by the unauthorised use of his image in such a negative, sensational and de-marketing article. We trust our demand will be met immediately by Francis Achi and TotoriNews online
However, in the unlikely event that our demand is not met immediately within 48 hours, we will not hesitate to instruct our legal team to take immediate steps to protect the image rights and the hard earned reputation of our player, Tunde Azeez in the Nigerian Professional Football League in particular and the society at large.