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Everton Ban The Sun Following Deplorable Ross Barkley Comments

Everton Ban The Sun Following Deplorable Ross Barkley Comments
By PJ Browne Updated
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Everton have followed Liverpool in banning The Sun newspaper from the club.

The paper yesterday published a column by former editor Kelvin MacKenzie which featured deplorable comments about both Everton player Ross Barkley and the citizens of Liverpool.

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The club released a statement this morning:

Yesterday Everton Football Club informed The Sun newspaper it was banned from Goodison Park, the USM Finch Farm training ground and all areas of the Club's operation.

Whilst we will not dignify any journalist with a response to appalling and indefensible allegations, the newspaper has to know that any attack on this City, either against a much respected community or individual, is not acceptable.

MacKenzie, who was editor of The Sun when it published is infamous 'The Truth' front page following the Hillsborough disaster, compared Barkley, who is of Nigerian descent, to a gorilla.

The 70-year-old also called Barkley 'one of our dimmest footballers' and suggested that the only individuals in Liverpool with an income comparable to Barkley were drug dealers.

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In a flimsy statement released yesterday evening, The Sun confirmed that it had suspended MacKenzie.

See Also: Former Sun Editor Enrages City Of Liverpool With Comments About Ross Barkley

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