The Scottish Premiership club Livingston have announced via a statement on their website that The Scottish Sun and The Sun Group Newspapers will no longer be welcome within the club's stadium.
Following on from a "salacious and factually misleading" article printed in The Scottish Sun, the paper had claimed; "Suspected cocaine stash found in toilet of Scots Premiership outfit Livingston’s stadium."
According to the response from the club, the West Lothian Youth Foundation that manages the Tony Macaroni Arena prides itself on 'encouraging disadvantaged youths and youths at risk of adverse experiences to take up worthwhile opportunities and to divert them from unsocial activities.'
Although Livingston officials admit that "an empty bag was handed to a WLYF member of staff," the Scottish Premiership club were annoyed that "the Sun chose to publish a stock photo from Getty Images of a bag full of white powder. The club views this as a despicable misrepresentation of the facts."
Describing it is a "disgraceful piece of scaremongering over an empty bag," Livingston clarified further that The Scottish Sun reporter in question was issued with a statement from the WLYF but simply chose to overlook it.
Taking a zero tolerance stance on this article in The Scottish Sun, Livington confirmed that; "The Sun and its group newspaper reporters are barred from the stadium with immediate effect. Livingston Football Club is also preparing a formal complaint to the press regulator."