The Sun is not under investigation for its coverage of the death of football fan Iain Purslow although the watchdog received more than 200 complaints.

Mr Purslow fell ill during the first half of a League One match between Bolton Wanderers and Cheltenham Town at the Toughsheet Stadium this month.

He received CPR for more than 20 minutes in the stands before he was rushed to hospital but, the next day, the confirmation came he had died.

On the same day The Sun angered the supporters of The Whites and those throughout the sport with a headline which read: "FOOTIE BINNED... OVER ILL FAN".

Today, Wednesday, the watchdog the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) revealed it received more than 200 complaints covering multiple clauses of its Editors' Code of Practice – Clause One (Accuracy), Clause Two (Privacy), Clause Three (Harassment) and Clause Four (Intrusion into Grief or Shock).

However, The Sun is not under investigation for its coverage after IPSO said there was no breach of Clause One (Accuracy) and any breaches of the other clauses are investigated only if the complaints come from those affected directly, or in this case Mr Purslow's family.

The Bolton News:

An IPSO spokesperson said: "IPSO received 205 complaints about an article headlined, 'FOOTIE BINNED... OVER ILL FAN', published by The Sun. The IPSO Complaints Team assessed these complaints to determine whether any of them falls within our remit, and whether there was a possible breach of the Editors' Code of Practice, the framework we use to regulate the press. We are not taking forward any complaints at this time.

"Many of the complaints focused on the effect of the coverage on the family or Mr Purslow's friends but we did not identify any complaints from them and it would not be appropriate to take those forward without their consent. Although several complaints suggested the article was not accurate, we did not find evidence to support this."

Previously a spokesperson for The Sun said: "The Sun apologises for the headline in the news pages of the print edition of Sunday's paper about Bolton fan Iain Purslow, which was insensitive.

"Our condolences to Iain's family and friends."

It followed it up with a full apology last weekend.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.