Last Friday 8th December The Sun newspaper published a story that British world champion athlete Mo Farah had 'told' sportswomen not included on the shortlist for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year that "they are wasting their time moaning"

However if anyone reads the article Farah says nothing like that, he says that

"It's one thing feeling like you should be nominated but actually getting nominated is another. I was disappointed last year. I had a great year and felt I should have been nominated. But I wasn't."

He then goes on to say that he used the disappointment of not being nominated as a motivation

"I just said to myself 'I'll keep training and next year I'll make sure I'm there'."

Farah published a response to The Sun article on his website and at his Facebook page in which he says that

"The phrases “…a dig at women….and wasting their time moaning….” are completely made up by the journalist. There were some excellent female sporting performances this year, some of which deserved to be in the top 10"

The Sun has since removed the article from its website.