Liverpool bans Sun journalists over Hillsborough coverage

Many shops on Merseyside refuse to stock The Sun 

Liverpool FC have banned The Sun from their stadium and training ground over the newspaper’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.

Four days after the 1989 tragedy, the tabloid ran a front page story headlined “THE TRUTH”, which claimed supporters attacked police officers tending to injured fans and stole from dead bodies.
In 2012, The Sun issued an apology after a report found the allegations were false and had been part of a police cover-up.
Last year, an inquest found the 96 fans who died in the tragedy were unlawfully killed.
The Sun has been barred from conducting exclusive interviews with players and the manager for some time – but a decision has now been made to ban the paper from all club premises.

It follows a campaign called The Total Eclipse of The S*n.
The group tweeted: “Further to conversations with LFC directors we are happy to inform you that S*n journalists are no longer (able to) enjoy access to all club premises.”
Margaret Aspinall, whose son James died in the disaster, welcomed the decision but told the Liverpool Echo: “I don’t want to give that scum any further publicity so have no other comment.”


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