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Boy 'sorry' over football kit leak
A teenage football fan has spoken of his regret after he was reported to police for leaking images of Norwich City's new home kit on the internet.
IT student Chris Brown, 17, was contacted by Norfolk Police after he published pictures of the 2012/13 strip on Twitter and online forums hours before the official launch.
The teenager, a Norwich City fan, said he was "very apologetic" for obtaining the images from the Canaries' website as it was being updated. But he admitted he was "upset" the club had contacted police about the incident.
He told the Press Association: "The club said they would contact me first but they didn't, and that upsets me. There's been a lot of mentions on Twitter and people agree there has been a big over-reaction. I regret what I've done and I'm very apologetic. But I will always love and follow Norwich City."
A statement from Norfolk Constabulary said: "We can confirm we are making inquiries into a reported electronic security breach. A 17-year-old boy is assisting us with our inquiries."
Chris, a Norwich City season ticket holder, said he was called by the football club in the early hours of Wednesday morning to explain his actions, after posting the new kit online the previous night.
His mother, Trish Brown, told the BBC: "I feel Norwich could have handled it better. I feel they could have spoken to Chris and myself and just discussed why he'd done it, asked him a few more questions, before involving the police."
She added: "We knows he's probably done wrong by taking it a bit further, but that was just excitement to show other people what he had done."
Norwich City chief executive David McNally has asked for a report into what happened after the kit was officially launched at Carrow Road on Wednesday.
He said: "We are the guardians of the football club whilst we're here and so we will protect our property. And our property in the digital age involves our intellectual property, so we won't allow anybody to come in and take it from us."