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Gogglebox family sorry for joke ISIS photograph

By Sherna Noah

Published 03/08/2016

Members of the Siddiqui family with the award for Best Factual Entertainment Show for Gogglebox
Members of the Siddiqui family with the award for Best Factual Entertainment Show for Gogglebox

A family from TV's Gogglebox has apologised for posting a Facebook photograph with the caption "ISIS training day".

Brothers Baasit, Raza and Umar Siddiqui found themselves in hot water over the image of them wearing camouflage gear before going paint-balling.

The photograph was reported to police after it was uploaded by Raza (31) - who has only appeared in a handful of episodes of the hit Channel 4 show - with the caption: "ISIS training day, look how happy we look."

Baasit subsequently took to Twitter to apologise, writing: "The image was meant to be light-hearted, but was clearly a joke that was misjudged. We are extremely sorry for any offence caused."

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: "We have examined the photograph and are satisfied that the caption was not intended to be taken seriously, and there was no link to terrorism".

A spokesman for Gogglebox added: "They are aware that this post was misjudged and have apologised. It will not affect their position on Gogglebox."

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