Liverpool ban The Sun journalists from Anfield
28 years after the inaccurate coverage of the disaster in which 96 people died, the Reds have barred the tabloid from entering their ground
Liverpool Football Club have made the decision to ban all representatives of The Sun newspaper from gaining access to Anfield and the club’s Melwood training ground.
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The British publication has been derided on Merseyside since its false, sensationalist and hurtful 1989 coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.
Now, 28 years later, discussions between the club and representatives of the Total Eclipse of The S*n campaign group reached an accord to have tabloid paper barred from all LFC premises.
“Further to our conversations with the LFC directors,” the group tweeted, “We are happy to inform you that S*n journalists will no longer enjoy access to all club premises.”
Further to conversations with LFC Directors we are happy to inform you that s*n journalists are no longer enjoy access to all Club premises
— TotalEclipseOfTheS*n (@totaleclipse96) February 10, 2017
The decision comes in the wake of last year’s Hillsborough inquest findings, in which the 96 who lost their lives were ruled to have been unlawfully killed and fans cleared of all blame. Since then, Total Eclipse’s campaign had gathered significant pace.
Around Merseyside, a large number of shops have been convinced to stop selling the tabloid, while ‘Don’t Buy The S*n’ banners have been emblazoned on taxis travelling throughout the city.
Margaret Aspinall is pleased LFC has banned S*n journalists: “I don’t want to give that scum any further publicity so have no other comment”
— HFSG Official (@HFSG_Official) February 10, 2017
Chairperson of the Hillsbrough Family Support Group, Margaret Aspinall, was understandably happy with the result but kept her comments brief, stating: “I don’t want to give that scum any further publicity.”