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'Bad For Football': The Sun Release A Statement After Being Banned By Liverpool

Gavan Casey
By Gavan Casey
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Earlier this afternoon, Liverpool FC confirmed that they had banned The Sun and its writers from all premises indefinitely, following the newspaper's coverage of the Hillsborough Disaster almost 28 years ago.


The Guardian reported that Liverpool's American owners met with families of the 96 people who lost their lives that tragic day in Sheffield, and enforced the ban at their request.

The ban applies to Anfield, Melwood and all Liverpool property.

The Sun have now responded to the ban, and once more written of their regret at their horrendous coverage of the incident in 1989. They also congratulated Liverpool fans on receiving justice last April, while labelling the club's ban 'bad for fans and bad for football'.

The Sun and Liverpool FC have had a solid working relationship for the 28 years since the Hillsborough tragedy. Banning journalists from a club is bad for fans and bad for football. The Sun can reassure readers this won’t affect our full football coverage.

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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