Liverpool ban The Sun following Hillsborough coverage

Date published: Friday 10th February 2017 3:52

Liverpool Football Club have banned The Sun reporters from attending games at Anfield due to the newspaper’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster.

It is understood that The Sun will no longer receive accreditation for fixtures at Anfield, meaning that journalists can no longer attend any match across all competitions in a working capacity.

The ban also extends to press conferences at Melwood, the club’s training ground.

The publication has been universally hated on Merseyside due to its infamous reporting of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool supporters were unlawfully killed.

Four days after the disaster, The Sun ran a front-page headline of ‘The Truth’, printing a number of harmful claims which have since been proven to be false. The Sun have always maintained they they were simply misinformed by their sources, unnamed South Yorkshire police officers.

The paper has been hated in the area ever since, and campaigns were renewed to boycott it since a jury found last April that 96 people had been unlawfully killed due to manslaughter by gross negligence of the South Yorkshire police officer in command of the match, Ch Supt David Duckenfield.

The Total Eclipse of The S*n campaign had approached Liverpool and held talks with the club ever since, with families of the 96 victims understood to have called for The Sun to be denied access to Anfield and Melwood.

The final decision to call an immediate ban was reached on Thursday evening.

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