No, I’m not talking about the big yellow thing in the sky. In what could be considered breaking news, Liverpool FC have banned any reporter working for the newspaper due to bad coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.
The Independent said that “that press accreditations from any reporters covering matches from The Sun will not be approved, meaning that the newspaper’s football journalists will be denied entry to Anfield for any matches across all competitions.”
BREAKING: Liverpool football club have banned The Sun over the paper's notorious coverage of Hillsborough under the headline The Truth. #lfc
— David Conn (@david_conn) February 10, 2017
According to multiple media reports, they will also be refused interviews with staff, players, and anything Liverpool FC related whilst at the home ground.
Reportedly, this unprecedented move came after it was revealed that The Sun published fake news regarding the incident. The Sun has issued the following statement:
“The Sun deeply regrets its reporting of the tragic events at Hillsborough and understands the damage caused by those reports is still felt by many in the city. A new generation of journalists on the paper congratulate the families on the hard fought victory they have achieved through the inquest. It is to their credit that the truth has emerged and, whilst we can’t undo the damage done, we would like to further a dialogue with the city and to show that the paper has respect for the people of Liverpool.”
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