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Daniel Goodfellow Was Left Out Of The Coverage Of Tom Daley’s Bronze Medal Win

Newspapers decided to lead with photos of Tom Daley instead of his equally deserving diving partner.

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Goodfellow wasn't cropped out of the original image the newspapers printed. This just happened to be the photo they all chose to lead with.

Mike Egerton / PA WIRE

There are also many photos that the papers could have chosen that included both of them.

The Daily Telegraph's front page even surprised Goodfellow's mum, Sharon, on Twitter.

@suttonnick I am very surprised by this photo. Is it for real? I am Dan's mum

Speaking on ITV's This Morning Sharon Goodfellow said: “I only know because the photographer that’s always at Daniel’s competitions tweeted back to the paper saying ‘what’s going on, it takes two to do synchronised diving’, but I did send a little tweet … Daniel doesn't mind, he's quite happy to stay in the background.”


Quite a few people noticed.

Erm. Excuse me national newspapers but why isn't Daniel Goodfellow also on the front page with Tom Daley? Dear oh dear #RioOlympics2016

Come on @thetimes you can do better than this, won't take long to change 'synchronised partner' to Dan Goodfellow.

Congrats to Tom Daley (and his synchro partner Dan Goodfellow, who seems to be getting cropped out of the story):

Much of uk media predictably being the absolute worst in not naming/picturing @danngoodfellow in their headline coverage 🙄